An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $2,090,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses of the Smithsonian including: preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions; the system of international exchanges; for anthropological researches among American Indians and natives of Hawaii and excavation and preservation of archeological remains; for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; administration and construction of facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; for maintenance and administration of a national air museum; for traveling expenses; printing and binding, including the report of the American Historical Association; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; repairs and alterations of buildings; and preparation of manuscripts and illustrations for publications.
  • The sum of $966,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art including: upkeep and operation of the National Gallery of Art; health-service program as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 150); traveling expenses; deposit in the Treasury for penalty mail; membership in associations or societies whose publications or services are available to members only; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; printing and binding; devices 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.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 62 Stat. 176
  • Title 20, Education, Chapter 4
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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62 Stat. 176 (1948); ch. 219 (Book)

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


  • 1949
  • 04/20/1948


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Franking privilege
  • Archaeology
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Salaries
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Watchmen
  • 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
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


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


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 176, 190-191

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