An Act Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957, and for other purposes

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The sum of $720,000 is appropriated for the National Zoological Park including: erecting and repairing buildings; care and improvement of grounds; travel; purchase, care, and transportation of specimens; purchase of motorcycles and passenger motor vehicles; revolvers and ammunition; purchase of uniforms and equipment for police, and uniforms for keepers. The funds appropriated under this head shall be advanced to the National Zoological Park and shall be credited as a repayment and maintained in a special account. The amounts so advanced will be available for the objects herein specified, any unexpended balance to be returned to this appropriation not later than two full fiscal years after the close of the current fiscal year.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 70 Stat. 439
  • Title 20, Education, Chapter 4
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

70 Stat. 439 (1956); ch. 479 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1957
  • 06/29/1956


  • Description and travel
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Firearms
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Motor vehicles
  • Uniforms
  • Museum finance
  • Animals
  • Zoo keepers
  • Ammunition
  • Motorcycles
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Specimens
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Salaries
  • Watchmen
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Travel


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 439, 449

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