An Act Making appropriations for the Executive office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution: $386, 260 for expenses of the administrative office; for international exchanges; for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii and the excavation and preservation of archaeologic remains; for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory, including assistants; for cases, furniture, etc. for the exhibition and safekeeping of collections; for administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; purchase of books of reference and periodicals, traveling expenses; uniforms for guards, preparation of manuscripts, supplying of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephone service, repairs and alternations of buildings, shops, and sheds.
  • The sum of $626,720 is provided for continuing preservation, exhibition and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; purchasing and supplying uniforms for guards, postage stamps, and foreign postal cards; preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publications; and purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. The sum of $88,500 is appropriated for all printing and binding, including the report of the American Historical Association. The sum of $533,300 is provided for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art. Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, or the Classification Act of 1923, shall not apply to the restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art. Total, Smithsonian Institution, $1,634,780.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Classification Act of 1923
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States Revised Statutes
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 55 Stat. 92
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

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55 Stat. 92 (1941); ch. 40 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1942
  • 04/05/1941


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Watchmen
  • Printing
  • Description and travel
  • Telegraph
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • 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
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 92, 117-18

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