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DOI Library Training Session - "The Antiquities Act" - Tuesday, August 11th, 2:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Training Session - "The Antiquities Act" - Tuesday, August 11th, 2:00 pm ET

    Posted 08-03-2020 08:40
    Hi Everyone -

    I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to participate via webinar in a free Department of the Interior Library Training Session entitled "The Antiquities Act," on Tuesday, August 11th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, part of our series of free training sessions available from the DOI Library.

    The nation's first historic preservation legislation, "The Antiquities Act," was signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt on June 8, 1906. This law gives the President of the United States the authority to, by presidential proclamation, create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. The Act has been used more than 150 times since its passage, reserving millions of acres of land in the process. This class, taught by DOI Law Librarian Amy Bilyeau, will briefly survey the application of the Antiquities Act, from its inception with the designation of endangered sites in 1906, through the 21st century. An analysis of the law and some criticisms will also be considered.

    All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:

    You may contact the Library by e-mail at for more information about this program or if you have trouble reaching us using the link above. For more information about the DOI Library, its resources, and its services, please visit our website at

    We hope that you can join us virtually on August 11th!

    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
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