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

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $28,800 for expenses of the system of international exchanges, including salaries of employees, and the purchase of books and periodicals; $40,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii; $5,000 for the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $14,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $500,000 for continuing the construction of the building for the National Museum; $20,000 for cases, furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $18,000 for expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic and telephonic service; $180,000 for continuing the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; and $2,000 for books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference.
  • Also $15,000 for repairs to buildings, shops, and sheds; $4,580 for rent of workshops and temporary storage quarters; and $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards. The sum of $95,000 is provided for the National Zoological Park for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and drainage, improving the grounds, erecting and repairing buildings; care and transportation of animals, including salaries of employees, the purchase of books and periodicals, and the driving of horses and vehicles required for official purposes. These sums are also appropriated: $3,000 for improvement, care, and maintenance of Smithsonian grounds; and $5,000 for resurfacing asphalt roadways in the Smithsonian grounds.
  • The sum of $70,000 is provided for printing and binding the Annual Reports of the Board of Regents, the annual Reports of the National Museum, for the Annual Report of the American Historical Association, for printing labels and blanks, for the Bulletins and Proceedings of the National Museum, and for the Annual Reports and Bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 34 Stat. 697
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

34 Stat. 697 (1906); ch. 3914 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1907
  • 06/30/1906


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


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 697, 704-05, 733, 760

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