An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commission, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $2,391,200 is appropriated for salaries and expenses for the Smithsonian Institution including: necessary expenses for the preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government and from other sources; for the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries; for anthropological researches among the American Indians and the excavation and preservation of archeological remains; for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; for the administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; for the administration and for the construction and maintenance of laboratory and other facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; and for the maintenance and administration of a national air museum.
  • Also for purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; repairs and alterations of buildings and approaches; and preparation of manuscripts, drawings, and illustrations for publications. The sum of $1,154,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art including: the upkeep and operation of the National Gallery of Art, the protection and care of the works of art therein; payment in advance when authorized for membership in library, museum, art associations or societies whose publications or services are available to members only; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents thereof; maintenance and repair of buildings, approaches, and grounds; and not to exceed $15,000 for restoration and repair of works of art.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 65 Stat. 268
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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65 Stat. 268 (1951); ch. 376 (Book)

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  • 1952
  • 08/31/1951


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Architecture
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Manuscripts
  • Uniforms
  • Archaeology
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Preservation of materials
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Protection
  • Salaries
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Watchmen
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Membership
  • Buildings--Protection
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Museum publications


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 268, 279-80

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