An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution: $38,264 for administrative expenses; $52,650 for International exchanges; $70,280 for American ethnology for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; $5,746, together with $2,399 of the unexpended balance of the appropriation for this purpose for the fiscal year 1929, for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; and $37,560 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory. These sums are provided for the National Museum: $33,740 for cases, furniture, etc.; and $93,120 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service, and traveling expenses.
  • Also $593,048 for preserving collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, including necessary employees and supplying of uniforms; $53,440 for building repairs; $3,000 for purchase of reference books; $450 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $44,873 for the administration of the National Gallery of Art; and $20,000 for the maintenance and exhibition in New York City of the Gellatly art collection. The sum of $99,000 is appropriated for all printing and binding, including printing the report of the American Historical Association. The total sum of $1,145,171 is provided for the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Gellatly, John 1853-1931
  • 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

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  • 46 Stat. 229
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

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46 Stat. 229 (1930); ch. 201 (Book)

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


  • 1931
  • 04/19/1930


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Printing
  • Description and travel
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Private collections
  • Art--Private collections
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 229, 241-42

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