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12. ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1935 (POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE HISTORIC SITES, BUILDINGS, AND

ANTIQUITIES ACT)

[As amended through December 31, 1996, P.L. 104–333]

shall be available for grants to Claflin College, South Carolina, $2,000,000 shall be available for grants to Voorhees College, South Carolina, $1,000,000 shall be available for grants to Rust College, Mississippi, and $3,000,000 shall be available for grants to Tougaloo College, Mississippi.

(e) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary shall develop such guidelines as may be necessary to carry out this section. (f) DEFINITIONS.-For the purposes of this section:

(1) HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES.- The term "historically black colleges and universities" has the same meaning given the term “part B institution" by section 322 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1061).

(2) HISTORIC BUILDING AND STRUCTURES.—The term "historic building and structures” means a building or structure listed on, or eligible for listing on, the National Register of Historic Places or designated a National Historic Landmark.

12. ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1935 (POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE HISTORIC SITES, BUILDINGS, AND

ANTIQUITIES ACT)

[As amended through December 31, 1996, P.L. 104-333)

12. ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1935 (POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE HISTORIC SITES, BUILDINGS, AND

ANTIQUITIES ACT)
(16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.)

AN ACT To provide for the preservation of historic American sites, buildings,

objects, and antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (16 U.S.C. 461) That it is hereby declared that it is a national policy to preserve for public use historic sites, buildings and objects of national significance for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the United States. 1

SEC. 2. (16 U.S.C. 462) The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary), through the National Park Service, for the purpose of effectuating the policy expressed in section 1 hereof, shall have the following powers and perform the following duties and functions:

(a) Secure, collate, and preserve drawings, plans, photographs, and other data of historic and archaeologic sites, buildings, and objects.

(b) Make a survey of historic and archaeologic sites, buildings, and objects for the purpose of determining which possess exceptional value as commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.

(c) Make necessary investigations and researches in the United States relating to particular sites, buildings, or objects to obtain true and accurate historical and archaeological facts and information concerning the same.

(d) For the purpose of this Act, acquire in the name of the United States by gift, purchase, or otherwise any property, personal or real, or any interest or estate therein, title to any real property to be satisfactory to the Secretary: Provided, That no such property which is owned by any religious or educational institution, or which is owned or administered for the benefit of the public shall be so acquired without the consent of the owner: Provided further, That no such property shall be acquired or contract or agreement for the acquisition thereof made which will obligate the general fund of the Treasury for the payment of such property, unless or until Congress has appropriated money which is available for that purpose.

1 For a complete list of National Historic Sites, National Battlefield Sites, National Heritage Corridors, and related items designated by law or executive action, see 16 U.S.C. 461 note.

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