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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Summary

  • 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.

Author

78th Congress, Sess. 1, 1943

Subject

  • 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.)

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

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

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1944
  • 06/26/1943

Topic

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

Place

  • North America
  • Hawaii

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

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

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