An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $1,054,061 is appropriated for the following: all salaries and expenses for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; for anthropological researches among the American Indians and the natives of Hawaii and the excavation and preservation of archaeological remains; for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; for the administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; traveling expenses; not to exceed $4,536 for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mail as required by section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364); printing and binding, including the report of the American Historical Association; purchase and cleaning of uniforms for guards; repairs of buildings; preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publications; and purchase of books, pamphlets and periodicals.
  • The sum of $583,207 is appropriated for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art. Provided that section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, shall not apply to the restoration and repair of works or art for the National Gallery of Art, the cost of which shall not exceed $15,000.
  • Appropriations of the executive department and independent establishments of the Government shall be available for the expenses of committees, boards, or other interagency groups engaged in authorized activities of common interest to such departments and establishments and composed in whole or in part of representatives thereof who receive no additional compensation by virtue of such membership: Provided, that employees of such departments and establishments rendering service for such committees, boards, or other groups, other than as representatives, shall receive no additional compensation by virtue of such service.


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


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  • 59 Stat. 106
  • Title 03, The President, sec. 110; Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Reference is made to the Classification Act of 1923.

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59 Stat. 106 (1945); ch. 106 (Book)

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


  • 1946
  • 05/03/1945


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Franking privilege
  • Archaeology
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Watchmen
  • Description and travel
  • Printing Surveying
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Manuscripts
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Preservation of materials
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Periodicals
  • National Collections
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


  • Hawaii
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 106, 125-26, 134

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