SPAR establishment

The Main Arsenal, built about 1848, at the heart of Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Congress authorized the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in October 1974, with the Museum and archives, including the world's largest collection of historic United States military shoulder arms, housed in the Main Arsenal shown above.

Springfield Armory NHS, NPS

Congressional legislation and related documents establishing Springfield Armory National Historic Site

H.R. 108: "To authorize the establishment of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Massachusetts, and for other purposes." (January 22, 1971) [page 1, 2, 3]

Department of the Interior ". . . views of this Department on H.R. 108" (September 7, 1972) [page 1, 2, 3]

Department of the Interior ". . . recommend enectment of the bill." (August 31, 1973) [page 9, 10, 11, 12] (Springfield Armory NHS Historic Structures Report, 1984, Appendix E, pp. 493-500)

Office of Management and Budget ". . . recommends enactment of the bill." (September 7, 1973) [page 13] (Springfield Armory NHS Historic Structures Report, 1984, Appendix E, pp. 493-500)

Department of the Army ". . . favors the bill." (October 19, 1973) [page 12, 13] (Springfield Armory NHS Historic Structures Report, 1984, Appendix E, pp. 493-500)

The Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs report: ". . . reports favorably thereon with an ammendment and recommends that the bill as amended do pass." (December 3, 1973) [page 7, 8, 9] (Springfield Armory NHS Historic Structures Report, 1984, Appendix E, pp. 493-500)

Public Law 93-486, 93rd Congress, H.R. 13157: "AN ACT . . . (4) for the establishment of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site" (October 26, 1974) [page 3, 4, 5] (Springfield Armory NHS Historic Structures Report, 1984, Appendix D, pp. 489-492)

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site
One Armory Square
Suite 2

Springfield, MA 01105

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