An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $394,334 is appropriated for: expenses of the administrative office; system of 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, including assistants; 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; preparation of manuscripts; supplying of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephone service; and repairs and alterations of buildings, shops, and sheds.
  • The sum of $646,206 is appropriated for continuing preservation and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; for postage stamps and foreign postal cards, and purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. The sum of $88,500 is provided for all printing and binding including the report of the American Historical Association.The sum of $541,365 is appropriated for the upkeep and operation of the National Gallery of Art, including all administrative expenses, travel expenses, leather and rubber articles and gas masks for the protection of public property and employees, and maintenance and repair of buildings. Total, Smithsonian Institution, $1,670,405.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 56 Stat. 392
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

56 Stat. 392 (1942); ch. 450 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1943
  • 06/27/1942


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Postcard
  • Archaeology
  • Electricity
  • Wartime Activities
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Watchmen
  • Printing
  • Description and travel
  • Gas masks
  • Telegraph
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • 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

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 392, 416-17

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