An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $386,260 is appropriated for: administrative expenses; international exchanges; continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii and the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; cases, furniture, etc. for the exhibition and safekeeping of collections; administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; purchase of books of reference and periodicals, traveling expenses; uniforms for guards, supplies and equipment, preparation of manuscripts; supplying of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephone service; repairs and alterations of buildings, shops, and sheds.
  • The sum of $627,470 is provided for: continuing preservation and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, including expenses of attendance at meetings concerned with the work of the National Museum; purchasing and supplying uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; postage stamps and foreign postal cards; preparation of manuscripts; and purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. The sum of $73,000 is appropriated for all printing and binding, including the report of the American Historical Association.
  • The sum of $300,000 is appropriated for the salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art. Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, the civil service laws or the Classification Act of 1923, is amended (42 Stat. 1488, 5 U. S. C. sec. 661-674) shall not apply to the restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art. Total, Smithsonian Institution, $1,386,730, of which amount not to exceed $1,055,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 54 Stat. 111
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Reference is made to the Classification Act of 1923, 42 Stat. 1488, 5 U. S. C. sec.661-674

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54 Stat. 111 (1940); ch. 107 (Book)

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


  • 1941
  • 04/18/1940


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Sheds
  • Watchmen
  • Printing
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum stores
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Periodicals
  • National Collections
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 111-12, 136-37

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