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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 288-JUNE 30, 1949 RECORDS MANAGEMENT: TRANSFER OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES SEC. 104. (a) The National Archives Establishment and its func- tions, records, property, personnel, obligations, and commitments are hereby transferred to the General Services Administration. There are transferred to the Administrator (1) the functions of the Archivist of the United States, except that the Archivist shall continue to be a member or chairman, as the case may be, of the bodies referred to in subsection (b) of this section, and (2) the functions of the Director of the Division of the Federal Register of the National Archives Establishment. The Archivist of the United States shall hereafter be appointed by the Administrator. (b) There are also transferred to the General Services Administra- tion the following bodies, together with their respective functions and such funds as are derived from Federal sources: (1) The National Archives Council and the National Historical Publications Commis- sion, established by the Act of June 19, 1934 (48 Stat. 1122), (2) the National Archives Trust Fund Board, established by the Act of July 9, 1941 (55 Stat. 581), (3) the Board of Trustees of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, established by the Joint Resolution of July 18, 1939 (53 Stat. 1062), and (4) the Administrative Committee established by section 6 of the Act of July 26, 1935 (49 Stat. 501), which shall hereafter be known as the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register. The authority of the Administrator under section 106 hereof shall not extend to the bodies or functions affected by this subsection. (c) The Administrator is authorized (1) to make surveys of Gov- ernment records and records management and disposal practices and obtain reports thereon from Federal agencies; (2) to promote, in cooperation with the executive agencies, improved records manage- ment practices and controls in such agencies, including the central storage or disposition of records not needed by such agencies for their current use; and (3) to report to the Congress and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget from time to time the results of such activities. TRANSFER FOR LIQUIDATION OF THE AFFAIRS OF THE WAR ASSETS ADMINISTRATION SEC. 105. The functions, records, property, personnel, obligations, and commitments of the War Assets Administration are hereby trans- ferred to the General Services Administration. The functions of the War Assets Administrator are hereby transferred to the Administra- tor of General Services. The War Assets Administration, the office of the War Assets Administrator, and the office of Associate War Assets Administrator are hereby abolished. Personnel now holding appoint- ments granted under the second sentence of section 5 (b) of the Sur- plus Property Act of 1944, as amended, may be continued in such posi- tions or may be appointed to similar positions for such time as the Administrator may determine. REDISTRIBUTION OF FUNCTIONS SEC. 106. The Administrator is hereby authorized, in his discretion, in order to provide for the effective accomplishment of the functions transferred to or vested in him by this Act, and from time to time, to regroup, transfer, and distribute any such functions within the Gen- eral Services Administration. The Administrator is hereby author- ized to transfer the funds necessary to accomplish said functions and report such transfers of funds to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget. 381 Appointment of Archivist. 44 U.s.C. §.300- 300k; Supp. 1, § 300c et seq. 44 U. .0.a. §300aa- 300jj. 44U.S.0. 306. Administrative Committee of the Federal Register. Infra. Reports. 58 Stat. 768. 50U.S.a. app. § 1614; Supp. II, i 1614 note. Post, p. 399. Transfer of funds.