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

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The following sums have been appropriated: $17,000 for the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution; $40,000 for ethnological researches among the American Indians; $25,000 for fire-proofing the west wing of the Smithsonian Building and for repairing the roof and ceiling under the supervision of the Architect of the Capitol, with the approval of the Regents; $12,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service for the National Museum; $140,000 for the preservation of collections, including salaries of all necessary employees; $25,000 for furniture and fixtures of the National Museum; $500 for postage-stamps and foreign post cards; and $10,000 for printing labels and blanks for the use of the National Museum and for the Bulletins and annual volumes of the proceedings of the National Museum.


  • Architect of the Capitol
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 26 Stat. 371
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

26 Stat. 371 (1890); ch. 837 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1891
  • 08/30/1890


  • Fireproofing
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • Architecture
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Postcard
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Annual Reports
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 371, 383, 412

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