An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution: $50,000 for international exchanges; $44,000 for American ethnology; $7,500 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for the Astrophysical Observatory; $20,000 for the National Museum;$70,000 for heating, lighting, etc.; $312,620 for preserving the collections;$10,000 for repairs of buildings; $2,000 for books, etc.; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $15,000 for the administration of the National Gallery of Art by the Smithsonian Institution; $125,000 for the National Zoological Park, half of which sum shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia; and $80,000 for the purchase of additional lands.
  • Also $20,000 for improving the grounds around the Freer Art Gallery; and $76,000 for the annual reports of the National Museum, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the American Historical Association, and for miscellaneous printings for International Exchanges, the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, the National Zoological Park, and the Astrophysical Observatory.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 41 Stat. 874
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Includes a detailed description of the land to be purchased and added to the National Zoological Park (pp. 892-93)

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41 Stat. 874 (1920); ch. 235 (Book)

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


  • 1921
  • 06/05/1920


  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Architecture
  • Ethnology
  • Postcard
  • International exchanges
  • Observatories
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Annual Reports
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Appropriations and expenditures
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithsonian Institution--Appropriations and expenditures


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 7; Page Numbers: 874, 891-93, 899, 930, 941

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