An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution: $34,338 for administrative expenses; $39,692 for international exchanges; $52,910 for American ethnology, for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; and $27,988 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory, including purchase of books, periodicals, and apparatus. The sum of $132,622 is provided for the National Museum for cases, furniture, etc.; for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service, repairs and alterations of buildings, shops, and sheds.
  • The sum of $537,839 is appropriated for continuing preservation, exhibition and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; for purchasing uniforms for guards; postage stamps and foreign postal cards; for preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publication, and for purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. For the administration of the National Gallery of Art, the sum of $31,135 is provided. The sum of $17,500 is appropriated for all printing and binding. The total appropriation for the Smithsonian Institution is $874,024, of which amount not to exceed $792,297 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia.


  • 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

  • 48 Stat. 509
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

48 Stat. 509 (1934); ch. 102 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1934
  • 03/28/1934


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


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 509, 516-17

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