An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian: $36,326 for expenses of the general administrative office, compensation of necessary employees, traveling expenses, purchase of books and periodicals, supplies and equipment; $44, 262 for international exchanges; $58,730 for continuing ethnological researches among American Indians and natives of Hawaii, excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; and $30,846 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory. For the National Museum: $125,672 for cases, furniture, and appliances, heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic and telephonic service, repairs and alterations of buildings, shops, and sheds; $594,578 for preservation of collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions, purchasing and supplying uniforms to guards, postage stamps and foreign postal cards.
  • For the administration of the National Gallery of Art, the sum of $34,275 is provided. The sum of $25,500 is appropriated for all printing and binding. Of this sum $4,200 shall be available for printing the report of the American Historical Association. The total appropriation for the Smithsonian Institution is $950,189.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • United States National Museum
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 49 Stat. 6
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

49 Stat. 6 (1935); ch. 3 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1936
  • 02/02/1935


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


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 6, 15-16

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