An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian: $27,000 for expenses of the system of international exchanges, including salaries of employees, purchase of books and periodicals; $40,000 for continuing ethnological researches among American Indians; $15,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $22,500 for cases, furniture and fixtures required for exhibition of collections of the National Museum; $18,000 for expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $180,000 for preservation, exhibition and increase of the collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions; $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; $15,000 for repairs to buildings, shops, and sheds; $4,580 for rent of workshops and storage quarters; and $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards.
  • The sum of $95,000 is appropriated for the National Zoological Park: for roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and drainage; for improving the grounds; erecting and repairing buildings and enclosures; and the care, purchase and transportation of animals. One-half of this sum shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States. The sum of $25,000 is appropriated for printing labels and blanks and for the "Bulletins" and "Proceedings" of the National Museum.


  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • International Exchange Service (IES)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

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

Citation information

Statutes at Large

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33 Stat. 452 (1904); ch. 1762 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1905
  • 04/28/1904


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Water-supply
  • Workshops
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • Drainage
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum stores
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Animals
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Specimens
  • Periodicals
  • Sidewalks
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 452, 461-62, 511-12

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