An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $1,129,040 is appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution for: salaries and expenses; continuing preservation and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; international exchanges; continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii and the excavation and preservation of archaeological remains; maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; traveling expenses; printing and binding including the report of the American Historical Association; purchase and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; repairs and alterations of buildings; preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publications; and purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals.
  • The sum of $541,365 is appropriated for the National Gallery of Art for: upkeep and operation, protection and care of the works of art, all administrative expenses; traveling expenses; periodicals, newspapers, law books and books of reference; membership in library, museum, and art associations or societies; purchase and cleaning of uniforms for guards; leather and rubber articles and gas masks for the protection of public property and employees; printing and binding; maintenance and operation of one passenger-carrying automobile; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents thereof; and maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds. Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, shall not apply to the restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art, the cost of which shall not exceed $15,000.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 57 Stat. 169
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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57 Stat. 169 (1943); ch. 145 (Book)

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  • 1944
  • 06/26/1943


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Motor vehicles
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Archaeology
  • Wartime Activities
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Salaries
  • Watchmen
  • Description and travel
  • Gas masks
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 169, 189

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