NHB to be Used for Wartime Activities

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Summary

At the request of President Wilson, approximately 15,000 square feet of space in the foyer and adjoining rooms of the new building of the new National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History, has been assigned to the United Stated Treasury for the use of the staff of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. The bureau was necessary in order to carry into effect the recent law for providing insurance, compensation, and indemnity for the enlisted men in the Army and Navy in World War I.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States Bureau of War Risk Insurance
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • United States. Army
  • United States Dept. of the Navy
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury
  • United States President

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

"Local Notes," 10/17/1917, p. 1

Contact information

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

Date

1917

Topic

Wartime Activities

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