An Act Authorizing the Smithsonian Institution to extend the Natural History Building and authorizing as appropriation therefor, and for other purposes

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The Smithsonian Institution is authorized to extend the Natural History Building of the United States National Museum by additions on the east and west ends in accordance with plans to be approved by the Commission of Fine Arts. The sum of $6,500,000 is authorized for this purpose.


  • United States Commission of Fine Arts
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 46 Stat. 785
  • Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


These funds were authorized but not appropriated at this time. The wings were not actually constructed until the 1960s, when appropriations were received.

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46 Stat. 785 (1930); ch. 539 (Book)

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


  • 1931
  • 06/19/1930


  • Museum finance
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Number: 785

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