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by Carol Henderson Deputy Director ALA Washington Office

How did federal programs of interest to college and research libraries fare in the first year of the Reagan Administration? It depends on how one views this most extraordinary legislative session. For the most part, Congress provided more than the Administration requested, but less than the previous year, as shown below for selected programs:

  Funding as of Jan. ’81 Reagan ’82 Budget as of Sept. ’81 Funding as of Jan. '82
       
GPO SuDocs $ 23,400,000 $ 29,279,000 $ 27,120,000
HEA II-A College libraries 4,988,000 -0- 1,920,000
HEA II-B Training, research 1,167,000 1,027,000 880,000
HEA II-C Research libraries 6,000,000 5,280,000 5,760,000
HEA IV-C College work study 550,000,000 484,000,000 528,000,000
Library of Congress 176,844,000 197,611,000 189,827,000
Medical Library Asst. Act 9,831,000 8,925,000 7,500,000
Nat’l Agricultural Lib. 8,541,000 8,158,000 8,750,000
NCLIS 691,000 618,000 674,000
NHPRC 4,000,000 -0- 1,000,000
Nat’l Lib. of Medicine 34,899,000 38,752,000 36,902,000
Natτl Ctr. Educ. Statistics 9,947,000 8,747,000 8,589,000
Nat’l Endowment, Humanities 151,299,000 74,800,000 130,560,000

When it adjourned in December Congress had provided funding only part way through the 1982 fiscal year (for monies to be used during the 1982/83

(cont’d p. 75)

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