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In the Act of August 10, 1846, which organizes the Smithsonian Institution, Congress gives the Smithsonian responsibility for the administration of art objects located in Washington, D.C.


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Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 69, Folder 1, "Smithsonian Institution, Justification for Supplemental Appropriation for Restoration and Renovation of Old Court of Claims Building."

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


August 10, 1846


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