An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and for other purposes

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The following sums are appropriated:$7,260 for the cooperation of the United States in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $32,060 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $7,500 for an additional Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; $26,500 for furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $79,500 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service and traveling expenses; $473,510 for preserving collections; $13,000 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; $12,500 for the construction of a gallery over the west end of the main hall of the Smithsonian Building; $30,356 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
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • Revised Statutes of the United States
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 44 Stat. 1069
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


"Hereafter section 3709 of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall not be construed to apply to any purchase or service rendered for the bureaus under the Smithsonian Institution when the aggregate amount involved does not exceed the sum of $50." (p. 1081)

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44 Stat. 1069 (1927); ch. 104 (Book)

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  • 1927
  • 02/11/1927


  • Printing
  • Description and travel
  • Telegraph
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Finance
  • Museums
  • Postcard
  • Museum finance
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Travel


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1069, 1080-81

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