An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, to provide appropriations required immediately for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, and for other purposes

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The sum of $159,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses for the National Gallery of Art, including: upkeep and operation; protection and care of the works of art; all administrative expenses; traveling expenses; supplies and equipment; periodicals and books of reference; rental of equipment; services; uniforms for guards and elevator operators; printing and binding; purchase of devices for protecting buildings; maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds.


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Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 53 Stat. 980
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

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53 Stat. 980 (1939); ch. 254 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1939
  • 06/30/1939


  • Printing
  • Books and reading
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Officials and employees
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Uniforms
  • Museum finance
  • Preservation of materials
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Periodicals
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Watchmen
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 980, 984

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