An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $46,260 for the system of international exchanges; $57,160 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii and for the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; $7.500 for the cooperation of the United States in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $31,180 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $6,000 for an additional Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; $23,730 for furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $78,140 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service and traveling expenses; and $450,000 for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the survey and exploring expeditions of the Government.
  • Also $12,000 for repairs of buildings, shops, and sheds; $1,500 for purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; $450 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $29,381 for the administration of the National Gallery of Art; $90,000 for all printing and binding for the Smithsonian Institution, of which $7,000 shall be available for printing the report of the American Historical Association.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 44 Stat. 305
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

44 Stat. 305 (1926); ch. 171 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1927
  • 04/22/1926


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Description and travel
  • Telegraph
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Periodicals
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Research
  • Travel


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 305, 315-17

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