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ascertain and classify the possible uses of the various materials in The National Archives. In the acquisition of equipment, it was necessary to investigate thoroughly the offerings of various manufacturers. Among the larger pieces of equipment acquired were a highintensity, mercury-vapor lamp, a circular, cold-quartz lamp, a rotary card-copying machine especially designed for photographing multicolored cards, a projection reading machine, a miniature camera and accessories, an 8" x 10" enlarger, a paper cutter, a paper-drilling machine, a direct-image typewriter, a plan-copying machine, a boundvolume copying camera, and a reflex camera.
The reproduction of colored documents in monochrome and in color has been investigated, and the data accumulated may also be applied in reproducing faded and washed-out documents. The use of infrared sensitive materials in the reproduction of charred and burned documents was studied with some success, and the investigations are being continued.
Studies were undertaken in low-cost methods of producing a limited number of copies of documents needed for current use by the staff of The National Archives. Several methods were tested and samples were procured, but no definite decision has yet been made as to the most suitable process.
As a member of a committee of the Federal Fire Council, the Chief of the Division attended several conferences and prepared material on fires and on the photographic restoration of damaged documents. He was appointed on the committee on photographic equipment and mechanical techniques of the Society of American Archivists, and he represented the Society at the organization meeting of the American Documentation Institute. He was also appointed adviser to the committee on terminology and to the committee on photographic reproduction of library materials of the American Library Association. The latter committee is actively engaged in investigating microphotography and its application to the work of libraries, archival establishments, and similar institutions. A large number of conferences were held with members of this committee to discuss equipment, procedure, and results; and in addition a report on reading equipment for microcopies was prepared for the committee and assistance was rendered in compiling a vocabulary on microcopying.
The Chief of the Division read papers on microphotography before the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association and at the annual meeting of the American Library Association, and he gave an extemporaneous talk on microphotography and The National Archives before the Harvard University Library Club. From October 19 to November 7, 1936, he made an inspection tour of the libraries of Yale, Brown, and Harvard Universities, where documentary problems ap
TIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN CONGRESS
ARTICLES in addition to, andamendment of the Conllitution of
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THE FIRST AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AS PROPOSED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES The House of Representatives of the First Congress proposed a series of amendments to the Constitution in the nature of a bill of rights and submitted its proposal, containing 17 articles, to the Senate for consideration. A printed copy of this proposal, showing notations written by an unknown hand, is repro. duced on this and the two following pages. The document is from files of the United States Senate now in the custody of the Archivist of the United States.
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The First AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AS CONSIDERED BY THE SENATE
The Senate reduced the number of articles in the first amendments as proposed by the House of Representatives from 17 to 12. In the draft reproduced on this page and the next, 9 articles are, aside from capitalization and punctuation, the same as those finally submitted to the States for ratification; the remaining 3 articles, which have been crossed out in this draft, were modified somewhat in the final draft sent to the States. The document is from files of the United States Senate now in the custody of the Archivist of the United States.