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

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  • 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; $7,500 for cooperation in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $50,000 for cases, furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $50,000 for expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $300,000 for continuing the preservation, exhibition and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, of which sum $1,500 may be used for the purchase of a fireproof and burglar-proof safe; and $2,000 for books, etc. for reference.
  • Also $10,000 for repairs to buildings, shops, and sheds; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; in all, for the National Museum, $412,500. The sum of $100,000 is provided for the National Zoological Park for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage, and drainage; $20,000 is appropriated for the construction of a bridge across Rock Creek to replace the present log bridge on the line of the roadway from Adams Mill Road entrance and Cathedral Avenue. Hereafter all plans and specifications for the construction of buildings in the National Zoological Park shall be prepared under the supervision of the municipal architect of the District of Columbia, and all plans and specifications for bridges in said park shall be prepared under the supervision of the engineer of bridges of the District of Columbia.
  • These sums are also appropriated: $3,000 for improvement, care, and maintenance of Smithsonian grounds; $74,900 for printing and binding the annual reports of the Board of Regents, National Museum, Bureau of American Ethnology, International Exchanges, International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, National Zoological Park, the Astrophysical Observatory, and for the American Historical Association.


  • Adams Mill Road
  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • Cathedral Avenue
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 37 Stat. 417
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

37 Stat. 417 (1912); ch. 355 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1913
  • 08/24/1912


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Safes
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Observatories
  • 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


  • Hawaii
  • Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 417, 436-37, 443, 481

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