An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes


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  • The sum of $1,800,312 is appropriated for salaries and expenses for the Smithsonian Institution including: preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions; the system of international exchanges; anthropological researches among American Indians and natives of Hawaii and the excavation and preservation of archeological remains; maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; administration, construction and maintenance of facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; for planning of a national air museum; traveling expenses; the cost of penalty mail; printing and binding, including the report of the American Historical Association; purchase and cleaning of uniforms for guards; repairs and alterations of buildings; and preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publications.
  • The sum of $949,426 is provided for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art. Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, or the Classification Act of 1923, 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.


80th Congress, Sess. 1, 1947


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 61 Stat. 585
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

61 Stat. 585 (1947); ch. 359 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1948
  • 07/30/1947


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


  • North America
  • Hawaii
  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 585, 601-02

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