An Act To authorize the construction of a building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution, including the preparation of plans and specifications, and all other work incidental thereto

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Summary

  • The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to have prepared drawings and specifications for, and to construct, a suitable building for a Museum of History and Technology. The building is to be located on that part of reservation 3 which is bounded by Twelfth Street Northwest on the east, Fourteenth Street Northwest on the west, Constitution Avenue on the north, and Madison Drive on the south. The exact location of the building on the site shall be approved by the National Capital Planning Commission. The design shall be approved by the Commission of Fine Arts. All work shall be under the supervision of the Administrator of the General Services Administration in accordance with provisions of the Public Buildings Act of May 25, 1926, as amended. A Joint Congressional Committee on Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution is established.
  • The Joint Committee shall be composed of ten members: five Senators appointed by the President of the Senate, three of whom shall be the Senate members of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution; five Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, three of whom shall be the Representative members of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. The Joint Committee shall, at least once annually, submit to the Congress a report on the progress of the planning and construction of the building. The sum of $36,000,000 is appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act. The appropriations for this purpose shall be transferred to the General Services Administration for the performance of the work.

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • United States Commission of Fine Arts
  • United States General Services Administration
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Capital Planning Commission
  • Public Buildings Act of May 25, 1926
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Joint Congressional Committee on Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 69 Stat. 189
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

69 Stat. 189 (1955); ch. 201 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1955
  • 06/28/1955

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Museum architecture
  • History

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 189-90

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