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


Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


  • 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.


78th Congress, Sess. 1, 1943


  • 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

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,


  • 1944
  • 06/26/1943


  • 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


  • North America
  • Hawaii


Public Law

Physical description

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

Full Record

View Full Record