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

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $32,000 for international exchanges, including salaries of employees; $42,000 for American Ethnology for researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii; $5,000 for the work of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $50,000 for cases, furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $22,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic and telephonic service; $190,000 for continuing the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $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 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; and for driving of horses and vehicles required for official purposes. 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 $3,000 is provided for improvement and maintenance of Smithsonian grounds. The sum of $72,600 is appropriated for printing and binding miscellaneous annual reports, including those of the Board of Regents, National Museum, Bureau of American Ethnology, and the American Historical Association.
  • Provisions are set forth to cover the functions of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Washington. Articles and material of an historical nature, as will impart a knowledge of our national history especially that of Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippine Islands and that part of the United States west of the Rocky Mountains, shall be exhibited at this exposition by the Government of the United States from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum.


  • 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 Dept. of the Treasury
  • United States National Museum
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 35 Stat. 317
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

35 Stat. 317 (1908); ch. 200 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1909
  • 05/27/1908


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • History
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exhibitions
  • Periodicals
  • Sidewalks
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Rocky Mountains
  • Philippines
  • Hawaii
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 7; Page Numbers: 317, 323-24, 355, 383, 388-89

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