An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • The sum of $6,000,000 is appropriated for the salaries and expenses of the Smithsonian including: preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions; international exchanges; anthropological researches among American Indians and natives of lands under the jurisdiction or protection of the U.S.; excavation and preservation of archeological remains; maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; administration, construction, and maintenance of laboratory and other facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; maintenance and administration of a national air museum; expenses of travel; rents, pending opening of the Museum of History and Technology; expenses for uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; repairs and alterations of buildings; and preparation of manuscripts, drawings, and illustrations for publications.
  • The sum of $800,000 is appropriated for necessary expenses of preparing plans and specifications for additions on the east and west ends of the Natural History Building, including incidental expenses of the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. The sum of $1,645,000 is appropriated for the salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art including: upkeep and operation of the Gallery; protection and care of the works of art therein; payment in advance when authorized by the treasurer of the Gallery for membership in library, museum, and 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 and grounds; expenses of travel; and restoration and repair of works of art.

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 71 Stat. 257
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

71 Stat. 257 (1957); Pub. L. No. 85-77 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1958
  • 07/01/1957

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Museum buildings
  • Archaeology
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Protection
  • Salaries
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Watchmen
  • Description and travel
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Manuscripts
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Preservation of materials
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • National Collections
  • Art objects--Conservation and restoration
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Membership
  • Buildings--Protection
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Museum publications
  • Travel

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • North America

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 257, 271-72

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