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

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $32,000 for 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; $3,000 for excavation on the reservation of Casa Grande Ruin, near Florence, Arizona; $5,000 for the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $1,250,000 for completing the construction of the National Museum building; $20,000 for cases, furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $18,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; and $190,000 for continuing the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government.
  • Also $2,000 for books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; $15,000 for repairs to buildings, shops, and sheds; $4,580 for rent of workshops and temporary storage quarters; $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; for improving the grounds, erecting and repairing buildings; care and transportation of animals; driving of horses and vehicles required for official purposes; and $15,000 for reconstructing and repairing roadways and walks.
  • The sum of $3,000 is appropriated for improvement and maintenance of Smithsonian grounds; and $5,000 for resurfacing asphalt roadways in the grounds. The sum of $73,500 is provided for printing and binding the Annual Reports of the Board of Regents; for additional annual reports, including those of the American Historical Association.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 34 Stat. 1295
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

34 Stat. 1295 (1907); ch. 2918 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1907
  • 03/04/1907


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Motor vehicles
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • 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
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Periodicals
  • Sidewalks
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Florence (Ariz.)
  • Casa Grande National Monument (Ariz.)
  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 1295, 1310-11, 1341, 1367

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