An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $32,500 for administrative office expenses of the Smithsonian Institution; $48,208 for international exchanges; $60,300 for ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; $7,460 for the International Catalogue of Scientific literature; and $33,200 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory. These sums are provided for the National Museum: $29,560 for cases, furniture, etc.; $84,040 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service and traveling expenses; $502,546 for preservation and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, including necessary employees; and $17,730 for repairs of buildings, shops, and sheds.
  • Also $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; and $450 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards. The sum of $95,000 is appropriated for all printing and binding for the Smithsonian Institution, including the report of the American Historical Association.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 45 Stat. 573
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

45 Stat. 573 (1928); ch. 580 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1929
  • 05/16/1928


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • 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
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 573, 583-84

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