An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $1,452,512 is appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution for: all salaries and expenses for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; for international exchanges; 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; personal services in the District of Columbia; traveling expenses; not to exceed $5,000 for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mails as required by section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364); and printing and binding, including the report of the American Historical Association.
  • Also purchase and cleaning of uniforms for guards; repairs and alterations of buildings; preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publications; and purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. The sum of $772,490 is appropriated for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art including: protection and care of the works or art therein; personal services in the District of Columbia; traveling expenses; periodicals, 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 repair of one passenger automobile; 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
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 60 Stat. 60
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

60 Stat. 60 (1946); ch. 1137 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1947
  • 03/28/1946


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


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 60, 73-74

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