An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, 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, including salaries of employees; $7,500 for cooperation in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $15,000 for replacing book stacks; $50,000 for cases, furniture, fixtures, and appliances required for the exhibition and safe-keeping of the collections of the National Museum; $50,000 for the expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $300,000 for reserving and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; and $2,000 for books, etc. $
  • 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. For continuing the construction of roads, walk, bridges, water supply, sewerage, and drainage and for improving the grounds of the National Zoological Park, $100,000 is appropriated. The sum of $107,200 is provided for acquiring all the lots, pieces, or parcels of land, that lie between the present western boundary of the National Zoological Park and Connecticut Avenue from Cathedral Avenue to Klingle Road. This land is to be added to and become a part of the National Zoological Park.
  • In all, $76,200 is appropriated for printing and binding the annual reports of the Board of Regents, the National Museum, for printing labels and blanks, for the annual reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology, for printing and binding for the International Exchanges, the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, for miscellaneous printing and binding for the Astrophysical Observatory, and for the annual report of the American Historical Association.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 38 Stat. 4
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statues at Large

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38 Stat. 4 (1913); ch. 3 (Book)

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


  • 1915
  • 06/23/1913


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Exchanges, Literary and scientific
  • Grounds maintenance
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Shelving for books
  • Annual Reports
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Streets
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 4, 26-28, 69

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