An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes

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The following sums are appropriated: $15,000 for international exchanges under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution; $40,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians; $12,000 for heating, lighting, and electrical and telephonic service for the National Museum; $125,000 for the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; and $40,000 for furniture and fixtures of the National Museum. The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution shall submit to Congress at its next session a detailed statement of the expenditures of the fiscal year and annually thereafter. Also appropriated is $10,000 for the USNM to print labels and blanks, and its Bulletins and Proceedings.


  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Proceedings of the United States National Museum
  • United States Congress
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 25 Stat. 505
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

25 Stat. 505 (1888); ch. 1069 (Book)

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


  • 1889
  • 10/02/1888


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Telephone
  • Secretaries
  • Finance
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • National Collections
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Museum publications


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 505, 529, 548

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