An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution: $38,644 for the expenses of the general administrative office; $47,529 for the system of international exchanges; $66,640 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; $5,650 for the cooperation in the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $32,094 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; and $148,370 for cases, furniture, fixtures and appliances required for the exhibition of collections; heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service, repairs of buildings, shops and sheds.
  • Also $617,760 for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, including purchasing uniforms to guards, postage stamps and foreign postal cards, preparation of manuscripts, purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. The sum of $38,220 is provided for the administration of the National Gallery of Art, including compensation of employees. The sum of $62,422 is appropriated for all printing and binding. Of this sum, $12,000 shall be available for printing the report of the American Historical Association. For the administration, maintenance, and exhibition in New York City of the Gellatly art collection, $17,500 is provided. Total Smithsonian Institution, $1,074,829, of which amount not to exceed $875,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia.


  • 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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 47 Stat. 452
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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47 Stat. 452 (1932); ch. 330 (Book)

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


  • 1933
  • 06/30/1932


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Printing
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum stores
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Finances
  • Periodicals
  • Art--Exhibitions
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • New York (N.Y.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 452, 465-66

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