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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
United States National Herbarium  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Disbursement Clerk  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
58 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (24 document boxes) (6 non-standard oversize boxes)
Type:
Serials (publications)
Collection descriptions
Books
Manuscripts
Journals (accounts)
Date:
1847
1847-1942
Notes:
When the government's natural history and ethnology collections were transferred to the care of the Smithsonian Institution in 1858, Congress provided an annual allowance of $4,000 for their support. The Smithsonian provided for any additional costs necessary to maintain, preserve, and document the collections from its private funds. From 1870 to 1871, Congress appropriated $10,000 annually for the maintenance of the collections, which became part of the United States National Museum (USNM). Beginning in 1872, Congress began appropriating funds for the Preservation of Collections, which, along with later appropriations for Furniture and Fixtures, and Heating, Lighting, Telephonic and Electrical Service, constituted the major congressional appropriations for the United States National Museum. Other major congressional appropriations were made for International Exchanges, American Ethnology, National Zoological Park, and Astrophysical Observatory, as well as for exposition functions and other temporary needs of the Institution.
(1) Some volumes are individually indexed; (2) volume list for part of the records in control file.
For a further history of the creating unit, refer to the highlighted link "Forms Part of" above.
Addl. KW Subjects:
(RU 501)
Kwelwagatauya (RU 165)
Organization:
(1) General ledgers, 1912-1937; (2) allotment ledgers, 1905-1913; (3) disbursement of appropriations, 1906-1911; (4) disbursements, salaries, 1909-1912; (5) disbursements, Astrophysical Observatory, 1908-1912, 1915; (6) disbursements, 1907-1910, 1923-1924, 1937-1941; (7) Treasury account, 1926-1934; (8) bills received, 1870-1871, 1880; (9) postage account, 1903-1932; (10) transportation bills to Treasury, 1923-1936; (11) United States National Museum daybooks, Preservation of Collections, 1881-1906; daybook for Armory, 1881-1884, included; (12) USNM daybooks, Furniture and Fixtures, 1880-1882, 1889-1906; (13) USNM daybooks, Heating and Lighting, 1884-1906; daybook for Armory, 1884-1886, included; (14) USNM daybooks, Building and Repairs, 1883-1906, includes receipted vouchers; (15) USNM daybook, Building Sheds, 1898, and Purchase of Specimens, 1901-1904; (16) International Exchanges, daybook, 1883-1904; (17) USNM journals, Furniture and Fixtures, 1883-1890; (18) USNM journal, Preservation of Collections, 1872-1880; (19) Museum galleries, daybook, 1897-1902; (20) Museum galleries, receipted vouchers, 1898-1902; (21) Bureau of American Ethnology, record of vouchers paid, 1893-1895; (22) North American Ethnology, daybooks, 1890-1904; (23) North American Ethnology, journals, 1893-1906; (24) National Zoological Park, journals, 1890-1904; (25) Astrophysical Observatory, daybook, 1891-1899; (26) Astrophysical Observatory, journals, 1899-1904, 1906; includes International Catalogue of Scientific Literature material, 1907; (27) Disbursing Clerk, ledgers, 1888-1895; (28) USNM, ledgers, 1873-1906; (29) USNM, accounts ledger, 1892-1901; (30) USNM appropriations, 1889-1890; (31) federal appropriations deposited in the United States Treasury, 1888-1905; (32) USNM, journal, Rent of Workshops, 1894-1905; (33) United States National Herbarium, journal, printing and publishing Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, 1903; (34) bills vouchered for printing and binding, 1923-1934; (35) payments on accounts of salaries, 1931-1934; (36) government voucher book, 1931, 1933; (37) USNM, balance sheets, 1924-1934; (38) disposition of salaries, 1904; (39) National Zoological Park, ledger, 1890-1892; (40) record of accounts, 1935-1942; (41) International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, 1909-1919; (42) allotment ledger, 1933; (43) requisitions, 1912-1927; (44) fire protection, daybook, 1896; (45) American Ethnology, record of payments, 1907-1910; (46) Treasury balance and appropriation balance, 1897-1905; (47) USNM, disbursement journals, 1888-1905, with separate bound indexes for the years 1888-1889, 1890, 1898; (48) North American Ethnology, Bureau of American Ethnology, disbursement journals, 1892-1908; (49) Astrophysical Observatory, disbursement journals, 1892-1900; (50) International Exchanges, disbursement journal, 1894-1900; (51) National Zoological Park, disbursement journals, 1890-1900; (52) Astrophysical Observatory, International Exchanges, and National Zoological Park, disbursement journals, 1901-1907; (53) transportation for Treasury settlement, disbursement journals, 1899-1905; (54) USNM, cash book, circa 1872-1874; (55) publications, 1909-1911; (56) USNM, ledger, small purchases, 1881-1887; (57) USNM, receipted vouchers, Preservation of Collections, 1872-1904; (58) USNM, receipted vouchers, Furniture and Fixtures, 1880-1903; (59) USNM, receipted vouchers, Heating, Lighting, Telephonic and Electrical Service, 1886-1903; (60) USNM, receipted vouchers, Purchase of Specimens, 1900-1903; (61) USNM, receipted vouchers, Building Repairs, 1894-1904; (62) USNM, receipted vouchers, Armory, 1876-1887; (63) indexes to receipted vouchers, Preservation of Collections, 1881, 1884, 1886, 1890-1900; (64) indexes to receipted vouchers, Furniture and Fixtures, 1890-1900; (65) indexes to receipted vouchers, Building Repairs, 1895-1900; (66) payroll records, 1882-1904; (67) payroll records for February, May, August, and November, 1901-1942; (68) payroll vouchers, alphabetic by payee, 1912-1933; (69) payroll vouchers, chronologic, 1912-1923; (70) payroll for personal services, 1924-1932; (71) requisitions, 1890-1892; (72) copies of bills, 1847-1898; (73) cost of publications, 1862-1895; (74) travel authorizations for ethnological studies, 1881-1882; (75) apparatus bills, 1882-1899; (76) time work record, 1887-1892, 1900-1901; (77) USNM, compensation of employees, 1889; (78) Comptroller, correspondence, 1890-1891; (79) property record, O and F account, 1898-1901; (80) work orders, 1869-1896; (81) electrical current used, 1902-1907; (82) record of car tickets, 1902-1909; (83) stable keys record, 1905-1907; (84) record of bills, 1899-1903; (85) cancelled checks, 1847-1863, 1867, 1870-1900; (86) daybook, cost of supplies, 1877-1880; (87) vouchers, 1907-1908
Summary:
These records include ledgers, account books, bills, daybooks, journals, receipted vouchers, records of payment, requisitions, cash books, and other fiscal records documenting the Smithsonian's congressional appropriations. These records deal with the financial affairs of the following Smithsonian bureaus: United States National Museum, Astrophysical Observatory, Bureau of American Ethnology, National Zoological Park, United States National Herbarium, and the International Exchange Service. Other projects of the Institution and its bureaus, such as the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, are also documented.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000093
Restrictions & Rights:
Provenance not known for all records
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Fiscal Records, Federal 1847-1942 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216700