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CHAPTER 92

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING 1. Mission

This committee is empowered "to adopt and employ such measures as, in its discretion, may be deemed necessary to remedy any neglect, delay, duplication, or waste in the public printing and binding and the distribution of government publications.” 1 2. History

The Joint Committee on Printing was created in 1846. Its principal duties are outlined in the Printing Act of January 12, 1895, which duties were extended in 1920.1

3. Activities

By the act of 1895,3 the committee was given “control of the arrangement and style of the Congressional Record”; it was authorized to take "needed action" for the reduction of the bulk of the Record, without depriving it of being "substantially a verbatim report of proceedings.” It must also provide for the publication of an Index to the Record. The Congressional Directory, addresses on deceased Senators and Members, statute proceedings, and similar publications are prepared under the direction of the committee. The Superintendent of Documents publishes the index of public documents upon a plan approved by the committee, and indexes such single volumes as it shall direct.

The committee is required to establish rules and regulations for printing documents and reports in two or more editions; to direct whether extra copies shall be bound in paper or cloth; to prescribe the arrangement and binding of documents for depository libraries; and, in regard to the purchase of paper for public printing and binding, to fix upon standards of quality, receive proposals, and award contracts therefor; to appoint a member of the board of paper inspection; to determine differences of opinion as to quality; to act upon defaults; to authorize open market purchases; and to prescribe regulations and conditions for the printing for the Patent Office.

Under direction of the committee, the Public Printer is authorizedto procure and furnish on requisition paper and envelopes (not including envelopes printed in the course of manufacture) in common use by two or more departments, establishments, or services of the government in the District of Columbia; under such direction the Public Printer is also required to advertise for bids for material, other than paper, and to make return to it on all such contracts awarded by him. The committee may authorize him to make certain open market purchases of material.

1 Appropriation Act of March 1, 1919, § 11 (40 Stat. 1270 (Comp. St. Ann. Supp. 1919, 8 6955]).

2 Res. Aug. 3, 1846 (9 Stat. 114). See, also, Act Aug. 26, 1852 (10 Stat. 34, 35). 3 28 Stat. 601.

4 Act Jan. 12, 1895 (38 Stat. 601); Appropriation Act for 1925, Act June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 592).

Orders for subsequent editions of documents and reports, after two years from the date of the original order, must receive the committee's approval. It may order printed additional copies of government publications within a limit of $200 cost in any one instance.

By order of the committee, the cost of printing any document or report which cannot properly be charged to any other appropriation may be charged to the congressional appropriation.

If the probable cost of maps and illustrative plates for government publications exceeds $1,220, their purchase must be under direction of the committee; and it may authorize immediate contracts for lithographing and engraving whenever the exigencies of the public service do not justify advertisement.

All printing, binding, and blank book work for the government must be done at the Government Printing Office, except when the committee deems an urgency requires the work to be done elsewhere than in the District of Columbia for the exclusive use of any field service outside of said District.1 4. Organization

The committee consists of three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives, a clerk, assistant clerk, and inspector of paper and material.

5. Depository Libraries

All publications printed by the government for public distribution may be consulted by any one during library business hours at the following named libraries, which have been designated by Congress to receive prints as issued :

State or
Territory.

City.

Name of Library.

Alabama

Auburn

Alabama Polytechnic Institute.
Birmingham

Howard College.

Public.
Montgomery

State Capitol.

State Supreme Court.
Tuskegee Institute Carnegie.
University

University of Alabama.
Fairbanks

Alaska Agricultural College · and

School of Mines.
Juneau

Alaska Historical Society and Mu

seum. Phoenix

Arizona State.

Public.
Tucson ..

University of Arizona.

Alaska ...

Arizona

1 Appropriation Act of March 1, 1919, $ 11 (40 Stat. 1270 (Comp. St. Ann. Supp. 1919, $ 6955]).

State or
City.

Name of Library.
Territory.
Arkansas

Conway

Hendrix College.
Fayetteville University of Arkansas.
Jonesboro

State Agricultural Schools.
California

Alturas

Modoc County Public.
Berkeley

University of California.
Claremont

Pomona College.
Eureka

Free.
Fresno

County Free.
Los Angeles

Public.
Oakland

Free.
Riverside

Public.
Sacramento

California State.

City Free.
San Diego ...... Public.
San Francisco Mechanics Mercantile.

Public.
Santa Rosa

Free Public.
Stanford Univer-Leland Stanford Junior University.

sity
Stockton

Free Public. Colorado

Boulder

University of Colorado.
Colorado Springs. Colorado College Coburn.
Denver

Colorado State.
Public.
Regis College.

University of Denver.
Fort Collins State Agricultural College.
Pueblo

McClelland Public.
Connecticut .. Bridgeport

Public.
Hartford

Connecticut State.

Trinity College.
Middletown Wesleyan University.
New Haven Yale University.
Storrs

Connecticut Agricultural College.
Waterbury

Silas Bronson. Delaware

Dover

Delaware State.
Newark

University of Delaware.
Newcastle

Newcastle.

Wilmington Free.
District of Columbia Washington Agricultural Department.

Army War College.
Interior Department.
Justice Department.

Navy Department.

State or
Territory.

City.

Name of Library.

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State Department.
Treasury Department.
John B. Stetson University.
University of Florida.
Public.
Rollins College.
University of Georgia.
Carnegie.
Georgia State.
North Georgia Agricultural College.
Public.
University of Hawaii.
Albion State Normal School.
Idaho State.
University of Idaho.
Idaho Technical Institute.
Public.
Illinois Wesleyan University.
John Crerar.
Newberry.
Public.
St. Ignatius High School.
University of Chicago.
Public.
Northwestern University.
Public.
Free Public.
Public.
Public.
St. Procapius College.
Mary E. C. McCoy Memorial.
Monmouth College.
Illinois State Normal University.
Public.
Public.
Illinois State.
University of Illinois.
Indiana University.
Wabash College.
Public.
De Pauw University,
Hanover College.
City Free.
Public.

Danville
Evanston
Freeport
Galesburg
Jacksonville
Joliet
Lisle
McLeansboro
Monmouth
Normal
Peoria
Rockford
Springfield
Urbana
Bloomington
Crawfordsville
Ft. Wayne
Greencastle
Hanover ..
Huntington
Indianapolis

Indiana

State or
Territory.

City.

Name of Library.

Iowa

Kansas

Indiana State.
La Fayette Purdue University.
Merom

Union Christian College.
Muncie

Public.
Notre Dame University.
Richmond

Morrison Reeves.
Terre Haute Indiana State Normal.
Ames

Iowa State College.
Cedar Falls

Public.
Council Bluffs ... Free Public.
Des Moines

Public.
Dubuque

Carnegie Stout Free Public.

Iowa State.
Fairfield

Free Public.
Fayette

Upper Iowa University.
Grinnell

Grinnell College.
Iowa City . State University of Iowa.
Mt. Pleasant Iowa Wesleyan College.
Mt. Vernon Cornell College.
Sioux City

Public.
Tabor

Tabor College.
Baldwin

Baker University.
Emporia

State Teachers' College.
Hiawatha

Morrill Free Public.
Manhattan

Kansas State Agricultural College.
Pittsburg -

Public.
Sterling

Sterling College.
Topeka

Kansas State.

Kansas State Historical Society.
Wichita

Fairmount College.
Danville

Center College.
Frankfort

Kentucky State.
Glasgow

Library Association.
Henderson

Public.
Lexington

University of Kentucky.
Lincoln Ridge ... Lincoln Institute of Kentucky.
Louisville

Free Public.
Somerset

Carnegie Public.
Winchester

Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Baton Rouge

Hill Memorial Library of State Uni

versity.
Natchitoches

State Normal School.
New Orleans Howard Memorial.

Louisiana State Museum.

Kentucky

Louisiana :.

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