An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $49,550 for international exchanges, including necessary employees and purchase of books and periodicals; $57,160 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii, including the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; $8,861.66 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $21,580 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $6,000 for an additional Assistant Secretary; $8,500 for additional fire protection, including the laying of the necessary 8-inch water main and the erection of 4 fire hydrants.
  • These sums are provided for the National Museum: $21,800 for cases, furniture, etc.; $77,560 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $434,482 for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $11,000 for repairs of buildings, shops, and sheds; $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; and $450 for postage stamps and foreign postal yards. The sum of $20,158 is provided for the administration of the National Gallery of Art by the Smithsonian Institution. The sum of $90,000 is appropriated for all printing and binding, including the annual report of the American Historical Association.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 43 Stat. 521
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

43 Stat. 521 (1924); ch. 292 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1925
  • 06/07/1924


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Books, Buildings
  • Electricity
  • Hydrants
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Fireproofing
  • Printing
  • Telegraph
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Periodicals
  • Water-pipes
  • 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: 521, 528-29

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