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

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Summary

  • The following sums are appropriated: $32,000 for International exchanges; $42,000 for American ethnology for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains, including salaries of employees; $7,500 for cooperation in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $18,000 for the expenses of the Astrophysical Observatory; $175,000 for cases, furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $50,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $300,000 for preserving collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets and periodicals for reference; $15,000 for repairs to buildings; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; in all, for the National Museum, $542,500.
  • The sum of $100,000 is provided for the National Zoological Park for construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage, and drainage, improving of grounds, repairing buildings, care of animals, salaries of employees, and purchase of books and periodicals. One half of this sum shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States. The sum of $72,900 is appropriated for printing and binding the annual reports of the Board of Regents, the National Museum, Bureau of American Ethnology, International Exchanges, the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, the National Zoological Park, the Astrophysical Observatory, and the American Historical Association.

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 36 Stat. 1363
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

36 Stat. 1363 (1911); ch. 285 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1911
  • 03/04/1911

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Observatories
  • Animals
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Periodicals
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries

Place

  • Hawaii
  • North America

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 1363, 1395-96, 1446-47

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