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Summary

The Board of Regents resolves to ask United States Congress to provide for the erection of a suitable building at the Smithsonian for the additional museum collections resulting from donations of exhibits from the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. The $250,000 request to Congress is presented on February 6, in a memorial dated February 5, written by the Board of Regents.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • Board of Regents
  • United States National Museum
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1876, p. 124-137
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1879, p. 125
  • Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901., p. 731-735
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 42, p. 731

Contact information

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

Date

January 24, 1877

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Expenditures, Public
  • National Collections
  • Buildings
  • Building

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