An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and for other purposes

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  • The following appropriations are made: $50,000 for international exchanges; $46,000 for American ethnology; $7,500 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $15,500 for the Astrophysical Observatory; $20,000 for the National Museum; $70,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $312,620 for continuing preservation of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $10,000 for repairs of buildings; $2,000 for the purchase of books; $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 expenses of the National Zoological Park; and $2,500 for the purchase of additional lands to become a part of the National Zoological Park.
  • Also $4,000 for the improvement, care, and maintenance of Smithsonian grounds; $20,000 for the printing and binding of the annual reports of the Board of Regents; $37,500 for the annual reports of the National Museum and miscellaneous printing and binding; $21,000 for the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology; $1,000 for the annual report and printing catalogues for the National Gallery of Art; $200 for miscellaneous printing and binding for the International Exchanges, $100 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, $200 for the National Zoological Park, $4,000 for the Astrophysical Observatory, and $7,000 for the annual report of the American Historical Association.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 41 Stat. 1367
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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41 Stat. 1367 (1921); ch. 161 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1921
  • 03/04/1921


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Architecture
  • Ethnology
  • Surveying
  • Postcard
  • International exchanges
  • Observatories
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Annual Reports
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


Public Law

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Number of pages: 6; Page Numbers: 1367, 1383-84, 1388, 1429-30

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