Letter from William Walton to Lister Hill Regarding S. 316

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The administration bill and S. 316 were referred to the Subcommittee on Arts and Humanities, chaired by Pell, which held a joint hearing on February 23, 1965 with the Special Subcommittee on Labor of the House Committee on Education and Labor. As momentum grew for the creation of a foundation to support the humanities, on March 10, Johnson sent a letter to Congress endorsing the creation of a National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. This March 12 letter from William Walton, chair of the Commission of Fine Arts, to Senator Lister Hill (D-AL), chairman of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee, stated the administration’s position that these related fields should be “under a single foundation, with a separate fund program, and chairman and council for each.” On June 10, the Senate passed S. 1483 providing separate endowments for the arts and the humanities on a voice vote.

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"Letter from William Walton to Lister Hill Regarding S. 316." Letter from William Walton to Lister Hill Regarding S. 316, March 12, 1965; “S 315-S 438” folder, Legislative Bill Files, Box 1; Committee on Labor and Public Works; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 20 August 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/288.

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Letter from William Walton to Lister Hill Regarding S. 316

Subject

National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965

Description

The administration bill and S. 316 were referred to the Subcommittee on Arts and Humanities, chaired by Pell, which held a joint hearing on February 23, 1965 with the Special Subcommittee on Labor of the House Committee on Education and Labor. As momentum grew for the creation of a foundation to support the humanities, on March 10, Johnson sent a letter to Congress endorsing the creation of a National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. This March 12 letter from William Walton, chair of the Commission of Fine Arts, to Senator Lister Hill (D-AL), chairman of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee, stated the administration’s position that these related fields should be “under a single foundation, with a separate fund program, and chairman and council for each.” On June 10, the Senate passed S. 1483 providing separate endowments for the arts and the humanities on a voice vote.

Source

Letter from William Walton to Lister Hill Regarding S. 316, March 12, 1965; “S 315-S 438” folder, Legislative Bill Files, Box 1; Committee on Labor and Public Works; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-03-12

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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English

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