An Act Making appropriations for the Executive office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution; $38,644 for administrative expenses; $54,060 for international exchanges; $72,640 for American ethnology for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains, including necessary employees, the preparation of manuscripts, and the purchase of books; $8,150 for cooperation in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $37,620 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory. These sums are provided for the National Museum; $154,580 for cases, furniture, etc.; $618,890 for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, for purchasing uniforms, for postage stamps and foreign postal cards, and for purchasing books and periodicals.
  • The sum of $45,220 is provided for the administration of the National Gallery of Art. The sum of $20,000 is appropriated for administration, maintenance, and exhibition in New York City of the Gellatly art collection. For all printing and binding for the Smithsonian Institution, $104,000 is appropriated, of which $12,000 shall be available for printing the report of the American Historical Association. Total appropriation for the Smithsonian Institution, $1,153,804.


  • 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
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 46 Stat. 1355
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

46 Stat. 1355 (1931); ch. 281 (Book)

Contact information

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  • 1931
  • 02/23/1931


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Private collections
  • Art--Private collections
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • New York (N.Y.)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1355, 1369-70

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