An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1964, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $13,124,000 is appropriated for 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 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 and National Portrait Gallery; 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 the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; expenses for uniforms for guards and elevator operators; repairs and alterations of buildings; and preparation of manuscripts, drawings, and illustrations for publications.
  • An additional amount of $5,465,000 is appropriated for necessary expenses of preparing plans and specifications for remodeling the Civil Service Commission Building to make it suitable to house certain art galleries of the Smithsonian Institution. The sum of $1,275,000 is provided for the planning, construction, remodeling, and equipping of buildings and facilities at the National Zoological Park. The sum of $511,000 is appropriated for necessary expenses of preparing plans and specifications for the construction of a suitable building for a National Air Museum.
  • The sum of $2,138,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art including: protection and care of the works of art; 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 or to members at a price lower than to the general public; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents; maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds; and restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art.


  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Civil Service Commission Building
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board (NAFMAB)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • 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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  • 77 Stat. 96
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

77 Stat. 96 (1963); Pub. L. No. 88-79 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1964
  • 07/26/1963


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Museum buildings
  • Archaeology
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Protection
  • Salaries
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Watchmen
  • Civil Service Commission Building
  • 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


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 96, 112-13

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