An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $36,004 for administrative office expenses; $51,297 for international exchanges; $68,800 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; $6,495 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; and $36,720 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory. The following sums are provided for the National Museum: $33,240 for cases, furniture, etc.; $90,160 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $570,084 for continuing preservation of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $21,080 for repairs and alterations of buildings, shops, and sheds; $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; and $450 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards.
  • For the administration of the National Gallery of Art by the Smithsonian Institution, including compensation of necessary employees, purchase of books of reference and periodicals, traveling expenses and necessary incidental expenses, the sum of $34,853 is appropriated. The sum of $95,000 is provided 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
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 45 Stat. 1230
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

45 Stat. 1230 (1929); ch. 270 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1929
  • 02/20/1929


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Description and travel
  • 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
  • Periodicals
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1230, 1241-42

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