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Summary

The Board of Regents presents a resolution to Congress requesting an appropriation of $300,000, to be expended under direction of the Board of Regents, to enlarge the National Museum by erection of a fireproof building on the southwest corner of the Smithsonian Reservation. This resolution relates to a bill introduced in the House that would appropriate $200,000 for a building to accommodate the United States Geological Survey and for other purposes. At the time, the U.S. Geological Survey is occupying some 20 rooms in the new National Museum Building. However, no appropriation is made for this building.

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1882. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1884, p. xii-xiii, 9.
  • 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. 895.

Contact information

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

Date

January 17, 1883

Topic

  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Interagency Relations
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings
  • Building
  • Legislation

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