Presidential records act of 1978--S. 3494
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Presidential records act of 1978--S. 3494 hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, on S. 3494 ... September 15, 1978. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Public records -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Archives.,
  • Government information -- United States.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF26 .G67 1978i
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 45 p. ;
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4063953M
LC Control Number79601730

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