An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven, and for other purposes

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


  • The following sums are appropriated: $32,000 for international exchanges; $42,000 for American ethnology for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians, including salaries of all employees; $7,500 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for the Astrophysical Observatory; $125,000 for cases, furniture, fixtures, etc. for the National Museum; $50,000 for the expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $300,000 for the preservation and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets, etc.; $15,000 for repairs to buildings; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; in all, for the National Museum, $492,500; and $10,000 for constructing and installing elevators in the Smithsonian building.
  • Also $100,000 for the expenses of the National Zoological Park; and $15,000 for reconstructing and repairing roadways and walks for the National Zoological Park. The sum of $72,700 is provided for the printing and binding of the annual reports and publications of the Board of Regents, the National Museum, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the International Exchanges, the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, the National Zoological Park, the Astrophysical Observatory, and the American Historical Association.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 36 Stat. 703
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

36 Stat. 703 (1910); ch. 384 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1911
  • 06/25/1910


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Elevators
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Printing
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Observatories
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 703, 718-19, 768-69

Full Record

View Full Record