An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $2,419,500 is appropriated for salaries and expenses for the Smithsonian Institution including: the preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions; international exchanges; for anthropological researches among American Indians and natives of lands under the jurisdiction of the United States; for excavation and preservation of archeological remains; for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; for administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; for administration and construction of laboratory and other facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; for maintenance and administration of a national air museum; for travel; for purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; repairs and alterations of buildings; and preparation of manuscripts, drawings, and illustrations for publication.
  • This appropriation shall be available for the repair, alteration, improvement, preservation and equipment of leased premises, and the construction of auxiliary and temporary structures at the Chicago International Airport, O'Hare Field, Park Ridge, Illinois, to house the National Air Museum storage collections. The sum of $1,240,550 is appropriated for the upkeep and operation of the National Gallery of Art, the protection and care of the works of art therein, and salaries and expenses including: payment in advance when authorized for membership in library, museum, and art associations whose publications or services are available to members only; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; purchase of devices and services for protecting buildings; maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds; travel; and for restoration and repair of works of art.


  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Chicago International Airport
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • 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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  • 66 Stat. 393
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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66 Stat. 393 (1952); ch. 578 (Book)

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


  • 1953
  • 07/05/1952


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Protection
  • Salaries
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Watchmen
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Manuscripts
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Preservation of materials
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • National Collections
  • 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: 393, 406-407

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