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Record Unit 87

Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D. C.)

Records, 1942-1946

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D. C.)
Title: Records
Dates: 1942-1946
Quantity: 16.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (29 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 87
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include fiscal information, minutes of board meetings, and other administrative documents; correspondence and information files on manpower available in selected fields; and some correspondence and compiled information that served as a central reference source.

Historical Note

The Ethnogeographic Board was established during the Second World War. It was established primarily to act as a clearinghouse for government wartime needs. During the three and one-half years of its existence (June of 1942 through December of 1945) the board provided ethnogeographic information on the non-European areas of the war, notably Africa, Micronesia, Melanesia and Indonesia. It aided in the location and mobilization of area and language specialists, especially anthropologists. It was jointly sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the National Research Council and the Smithsonian Institution. The Board utilized facilities and other technical assistance provided by the latter. William Duncan Strong served as the Board's Director from 1942 until 1944 at which time he was succeeded by Henry B. Collins Jr. The salaries of both men were provided by the Smithsonian.

The original Board consisted of six members and until 1945 met semi-annually as an advisory and policy making body. In addition, five separate committees worked closely with the Board. These included the Committee on African Anthropology; the Committee on the Anthropology of Oceania; the Joint Committee on the Latin American Studies; the Intensive Language Program; and the Smithsonian War Committee. A sixth, the Committee on Asiatic Geography, was formed as a result of a Board-sponsored conference. Each committee remained an independent entity, although theoretically the Board was supposed to integrate the work of all of these committees. The Board received its financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation and its own sponsoring organizations. Of the latter, the Smithsonian contributed the largest portion.

Five major undertakings were of sufficient magnitude to be designated as projects. The most important of these was the "Survival Project." At the request of the United States Navy, the Ethnogeographic Board and the staff of the Smithsonian prepared the manual Survival on Land and Sea in 1943. Several editions were published and by 1944 970,000 copies had been printed and distributed to the armed forces in the Pacific Theater.

In September of 1942 the Board sponsored a conference on Bolivian Indians in New Haven. Its purpose was to discuss those factors relevant to the use of Indians as industrial labor in the mines and to encourage greater agricultural output from this group. A thirty-five page report resulted from this conference and was subsequently distributed by the Board. Though this project was less extensive than the "Survival" project it was significant because it was designed to serve as a model for other similar projects.

In January of 1944 under the direction of Research Associates Bacon and Fenton a third project was initiated. The subsequent "Survey of Area Studies in American Universities" was undertaken to analyze the foreign area courses offered at selected universities. A total of 27 universities from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts were included, and reports on about one-third of these were completed.

In March of that year the Board members discussed the feasibility of writing a history of the Board's activities. It was agreed that such a record was necessary and eventually Board member Wendell Clark Bennett was designated to draft this account. This fourth project, covering the activities of the Board up to June of 1945, was completed in August of that year.

In June of 1945 the last major undertaking was initiated. At that time the executive committee considered compiling a list of all war-related documents provided by the Board. Homer Barnett was assigned late in 1945 to survey those documents concerned with the Pacific Area. This project was combined with the never-completed Pacific Survey Project under Barnett's direction.

Although not considered a major undertaking, the "World File of Area and Language Specialists List" might better be described as an ongoing Board project. Approximately 5000 names were included on this roster. The sources from which they were gathered were numerous and included the Committee on Latin American Anthropology; the Committee on Asiatic Geography; the Intensive Language Program; and the Smithsonian War Committee. The lists provided by the Committees on the Anthropology of Africa and Oceania formed the backbone of this roster. The geographic areas of primary concern included Africa, Indonesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. This roster was used extensively by the government and other agencies throughout the course of the war.

Besides its own projects, the Board participated in a number of others in conjunction with various organizations and institutions. The Board assisted in the preparation of a manual entitled "Jungle and Desert Emergencies" with the Air Corps. The Quartermaster General's Office worked with the Board on a "Reconnaissance Report on Concentrated Rations of Primitive Peoples". Cooperating with the American Council of Learned Societies, the Board aided in the development of a program to train personnel in the Russian language. Other projects initiated but never completed included the Pacific Survey Project, the Area and Language Notes Project and the Research Committee Project.

Though the Board continued to operate until December of 1945, the first three years of its existence were those of the greatest activity.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection includes records concerning the Board's projects, general correspondence, committee and organization work and information concerning specialized data and special subjects. Postwar regional administration records, geographic reports, country information files, photographs and uncompleted project records are also included, as are the Board's fiscal, conference, meeting and miscellaneous records.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 87, Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D. C.), Records

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Container List

Series 1

Board's Project Records: 1942-1946

This series consists of the records of the Board's major projects. Included are the Survival project papers and the Survival file card index. Also included are the area and regional specialists file arranged alphabetically and topically. It also contains the Bolivian Indian Project records, the Area Studies records and material dealing with the Ethnogeographic Board's history.

Box 1

Requests and acknowledgments of requests for manuals; correspondence regarding the Survival Manual. 1943-1944. (2 folders)

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Information relevant to Manual's preparation. 1943.

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Survival Manual prepared by the Board; contributors to the Manual. 1943.

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Comments about and corrections to Survival Manual; illustrations. 1943.

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"The Stingarees, Much Feared Demons of the Sea," publication; correspondence. 1943.

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"Obtaining Water From Vines," publication; correspondence. 1943.

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"Trematode Diseases and Their Molluscan Intermediate Hosts in the Islands of the Southwest Pacific," publication; correspondence. 1943.

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"Seafood in the Indo-Pacific Area," publication; photos and illustrations. 1943.

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"Tropicana," correspondence and publication. 1943.

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"Sago Processing," publication; photographs and correspondence. 1942.

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"Birds and Mammals as a Source of Food in the Indo-Pacific Area," publication; correspondence, photographs and illustrations. 1942.

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Box 2

"Birds and Mammals of the West Indies," publication; photographs and illustrations. 1942.

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"Some Food Plants In The Indo-Pacific Region," publication; correspondence, photographs and illustrations. 1942. (3 folders)

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"Snakes of the South Pacific Islands and the Maylay Archipelago," publication; correspondence, photographs and illustrations. 1942

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Box 3

Survival File Card Index File; Guide to Survival File.

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Box 4

World Specialists Vitae File, "A-D," 1943-1945. (2 folders)

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World Specialists Vitae File "E-L,"1943.

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World Specialists Vitae File "M-P,"1943.

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World Specialists Vitae File "Q-Z,"1943.

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Miscellaneous Collection of Regional Specialists Lists, undated.

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Anthropologists Lists, "A-E," 1942-1944.

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Anthropologists Lists, "F-K,"1942-1944.

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Anthropologists Lists, "L-P," 1942-1944.

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Box 5

Anthropologists Lists, "Q-Z," 1942-1944.

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"Roster of Personnel, World Travel and Special Knowledge," compiled by the Smithsonian War Committee, 1942.

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Lists of Anthropologists in Washington, 1943.

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Russian Speaking Technical Personnel (without PhD or equivalent), 1943.

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Latin American Personnel Sheets, "A-Z," 1943.

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North American Personnel Sheets, "A-Z," 1943.

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Survey of Russian Speaking Technical Personnel, 1943.

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Administrators, Potential, 1943.

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Europe Personnel Sheets (American Scandinavian Foundation), 1943.

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Partial List of Oceania Experts in Washington, 1943.

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Political Scientists With Competence regarding Foreign Countries, 1943.

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Asia Personnel, "A-Z," 1942-1943.

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Some Recent American and British Expeditions To The Southwest Pacific, 1943.

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Box 6

Social Anthropologists/Social Scientists, 1942-1943.

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Geologists, 1942-1943.

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Indonesian and Melanesian Personnel, 1942-1943.

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Europe Personnel Sheets, "A-Z," 1942.

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Geographers, 1942.

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Personnel Lists of Africa, Military Manpower of Africa, 1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "A," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "B," 1942-1943. (2 folders)

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "C," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "D-E," 1942-1943.

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Box 7

Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "F-G," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "H," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "I-L," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "M," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "N-R," 1942-1943.

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Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "S-V," 1942-1943.

Box 7 of 31

Box 8

Personnel Lists of African Specialists, "W-Z," 1942-1943.

Box 8 of 31

Africa: Miscellaneous Lists and Correspondence, 1942.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "A-B," 1943.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "C-D," 1943.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "E-G," 1943.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "H-J," 1943.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "K-L," 1943.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "M," 1943.

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Box 9

Specialists List Data Sheets, "N-R," 1943.

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Specialists List Data Sheets, "S-Z," 1943.

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General correspondence regarding African specialists, 1942-1944. (2 folders)

Box 9 of 31

Box 10

Personnel Lists of Africa: Installments 1 & 2, 1942-1943.

Box 10 of 31

Personnel Lists of Africa: Installments 3 & 4, 1943-1944.

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Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "A-C," 1942.

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Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "D-G," 1942.

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Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "H-K," 1942.

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Box 11

Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "L-M," 1942.

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Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "N-R," 1942.

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Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "S-T," 1942.

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Personnel Sheets on Oceania: "U-Z," 1942.

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Personnel List of Oceania: Installments I, II, III, 1942.

Box 11 of 31

Miscellaneous Universities, "A-Z," 1944-1946.

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University of Chicago, 1944-1945.

Box 11 of 31

Box 12

Indiana University/University of Missouri, 1944-1945.

Box 12 of 31

Maps and Miscellaneous Materials, 1944.

Box 12 of 31

Area Studies Project Report, 1943-1944.

Box 12 of 31

First Draft of Area Report, 1943-1944.

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Bolivian Indian Project, 1942.

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Box 13

Topical Survey Notes, 1946.

Box 13 of 31

Area Studies Survey Cards, "Boston-Lehigh," 1944.

Box 13 of 31

Box 14

Area Studies Survey Cards, "Michigan-Yale," 1944.

Box 14 of 31

Board's Reports to Sponsoring Institutions; 1942-1944.

Box 14 of 31
Director's Report of Progress, 8/1/1943-7/31/1944.
Materials prepared by, and or, distributed by the Board.

Information regarding the Board's origins, membership and general nature of activities, 1942.

Box 14 of 31

Series 2

General Correspondence: 1942-1946

This series consists of the Board's correspondence with the military, private organizations, government agencies and offices and various other wartime agencies. The Board's general correspondence is also included as is their correspondence with their sponsoring agencies.

Box 15

General correspondence of Board members, 1942-1946.

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Bennett, Wendell C., 1945-1946.

Box 15 of 31

Bowman, Isaiah, 1944.

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Collins, Henry, 1942.

Box 15 of 31

Graf, John E., 1942, 1945.

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Goodrich, Carter, 1942-1943.

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Guethe, Carl, 1942-1945.

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Hall, Robert B., 1942, 1943.

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Strong, Wm. Duncan, 1944-1945.

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Sawyer, William A., 1942-1945.

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Military Intelligence Service, 1944, 1946.

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Army Map Service, 1944.

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Navy, 1943-1945.

Box 15 of 31

Navy Reserve Midshipman's School, 1943-1944.

Box 15 of 31

Army Letter of April 4, 1943 (Regional Specialists File).

Box 15 of 31

Joint Army-Navy Letter of July 20, 1943.

Box 15 of 31

Joint Army-Navy Letter of May 23, 1943 (Positive replies).

Box 15 of 31

Joint Army-Navy Letter of May 23, 1943 (Negative replies).

Box 15 of 31

Naval Intelligence, 1942-1946.

Box 15 of 31

Box 16

Army, 1942-1945.

Box 16 of 31

Air Corps, 1942-1943.

Box 16 of 31

Adjutant General's Office-Roster Material, 1942.

Box 16 of 31

Air Intelligence, 1942.

Box 16 of 31

United States National Museum, 1944.

Box 16 of 31

Inter-American Training Centers, 1944.

Box 16 of 31

A.C.L.S. Committee on Protection of Cultural Treasures in War Areas, 1943-1945.

Box 16 of 31

American Friends Service Committee, 1943, 1945.

Box 16 of 31

Geological Society of America, 1943-1945.

Box 16 of 31

National Geographic Society, 1943-1944.

Box 16 of 31

American Museum of Natural History, 1943-1944.

Box 16 of 31

Institute for Research in Social Sciences, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

General correspondence with private organizations, 1943.

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Archaeological Institute of America, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

American Scandinavian Foundation, 1943.

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American Political Science Foundation, 1943.

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Phelps-Strokes Fund, Africa Conference at Brookings Institution, 1943.

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The Philadelphia Anthropological Society, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Near East Foundation, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, 1943.

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University Museum of University of Pennsylvania, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Field Museum of Natural History, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Committee on African Studies, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Resources of the Smithsonian Institution Library, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Smithsonian Institution's Biological Identification Service, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Yachting Publishing Corporation, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

YMCA Foreign Missions, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

American Library Association, 1943.

Box 16 of 31

Rubber Development Corporation, 1943.

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American Council Institute of Pacific Relations, 1942, 1944, 1945.

Box 16 of 31

Rockefeller Foundation, 1942-1945.

Box 16 of 31

Social Science Research Council, 1942-1946.

Box 16 of 31

Smithsonian War Committee, 1942-1943.

Box 16 of 31

United China Relief, 1942-1943.

Box 16 of 31

Explorers Club, 1942-1943.

Box 16 of 31

American Geographical Society, 1942-1943, 1945.

Box 16 of 31

East Indies institute of America, 1942-1943, 1945.

Box 16 of 31

American Malacological Union, 1942-1943.

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Russian Student Fund, undated.

Box 16 of 31

Box 17

American Oriental Society, 1942.

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Council on Human Relations, 1942.

Box 17 of 31

Council on International Relations, 1942.

Box 17 of 31

American Friends Service Committee - Curriculum Vitae for Ethnogeographic Board, 1940-1945.

Box 17 of 31

National Resources Planning Board, 1945.

Box 17 of 31

Miscellaneous, 1944-1945.

Box 17 of 31

National Academy of Sciences, 1944.

Box 17 of 31

Commerce Department, 1944.

Box 17 of 31

State Department, 1943-1945.

Box 17 of 31

Bureau of the Budget, 1943-1945.

Box 17 of 31

United States Tariff Commission, 1943.

Box 17 of 31

Library of Congress (Legislative Reference Service), 1942-1945.

Box 17 of 31

Department of the Interior, 1942-1945.

Box 17 of 31

Department of Agriculture, 1942-1945.

Box 17 of 31

National Archives, 1942-1943.

Box 17 of 31

Federal Communications Commission, 1942.

Box 17 of 31

United States Weather Bureau, 1942.

Box 17 of 31

Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945.

Box 17 of 31

War Department, 1943-1945.

Box 17 of 31

Office of War Information, 1943.

Box 17 of 31

Survey of Foreign Experts, 1943.

Box 17 of 31

Box 18

Board of Economic Warfare, 1943.

Box 18 of 31

Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, 1943.

Box 18 of 31

War Relocation Authority, 1943.

Box 18 of 31

National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, 1942-1943.

Box 18 of 31

National Resources Planning Board, 1942.

Box 18 of 31

Economic Defense Board, 1942.

Box 18 of 31

Board Appointments, 1942-1945.

Box 18 of 31

Board Resignations, 1943-1944.

Box 18 of 31

Correspondence regarding projects, 1943.

Box 18 of 31

Board Committee on Research, 1942.

Box 18 of 31

Conference Board Associated Research, 1945-1946.

Box 18 of 31

Bimonthly Reports to National Research Council, 1943-1945.

Box 18 of 31

War Background Studies, 1943-1945.

Box 18 of 31

NRC Division of Geology and Geography, 1943.

Box 18 of 31

NRC Committee - Anthropology during the War and after, 1943.

Box 18 of 31

Smithsonian Institution, 1942-1946.

Box 18 of 31

National Research Council, 1942-1946.

Box 18 of 31

Committee on Asiatic Geography of the NRC, 1942-1946.

Box 18 of 31

NRC Division of Anthropology and Psychology, 1942-1943.

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Box 19

American Council of Learned Societies, 1942-1946.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "A," 1943-1945.

Box 19 of 31

Arctic Institute, 1944-1945.

Box 19 of 31

Africa Bureau, 1944.

Box 19 of 31

Applications for Positions, 1944.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "B," 1942-1945.

Box 19 of 31

Bibliographies, undated.

Box 19 of 31

Brochures, 1942.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, " C," 1943-1945.

Box 19 of 31

Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1943.

Box 19 of 31

Congress, 1943.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "D," 1943-1946.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "E," 1945.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "F," 1942-1946.

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General Correspondence, "G," 1945.

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General Correspondence, "H," 1943, 1945.

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General Correspondence, "I," 1942, 1944, 1945.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "J," undated.

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General Correspondence, "K," 1943.

Box 19 of 31

Kennedy, Raymond, 1943.

Box 19 of 31

Kennedy, Raymond, 1943. (Accession 07-093)

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General Correspondence, "L," 1942-1943, 1946.

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General Correspondence, "Mc," 1943, 1945.

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General Correspondence, "M," 1943-1945.

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Materials Supplied Army, 1943.

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Materials Supplied Navy, 1943.

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Materials Supplied Other, 1943, 1945.

Box 19 of 31

Mexican Travel Data, 1943.

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General Correspondence, "N," 1943-1945.

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Nuts, undated.

Box 19 of 31

General Correspondence, "O," 1945-1946.

Box 19 of 31

Office Memoranda, 1942.

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General Correspondence, "P," 1943-1946.

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Publicity, 1942-1943.

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Box 20

General Correspondence, "R," 1942, 1945.

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Reservations, Hotel, 1943.

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General Correspondence, "S," 1942-1945.

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Science Service, 1943-1944.

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Selective Service, 1943-1944.

Box 20 of 31

General Correspondence, "T," 1942-1945.

Box 20 of 31

General Correspondence, "U," 1943, 1946.

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General Correspondence, "W," 1942-1946.

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General Correspondence, "X,Y,Z," 1943-1945.

Box 20 of 31

Series 3

Records of Regional Committees and Cooperating Organizations: 1942-1945

This series consists of the regional and topical committee records of the Ethnogeographic Board's cooperating organizations, notably the National Research Committee and the Institute of Human Relations' Cross Cultural Survey File.

Box 20

Distribution of Africa Personnel Lists, 2, 3, 4, 5. 1943-1944.

Box 20 of 31

Handbook on South American Indians. 1943-1944.

Box 20 of 31

NRC Committee on Anthropology of Africa, George Herzog Acting Chairman. 1943-1944.

Box 20 of 31

Distribution of Asiatic Geographers. 1943-1944.

Box 20 of 31

Form Letter To Asiatic Geographers, Circulation for Personnel File. 1943.

Box 20 of 31

Lists, Committee Reports, etc., Joint Committee on Latin American Studies. 1943.

Box 20 of 31

Latin American Dutch Treat Luncheon Group. 1943.

Box 20 of 31

Distribution of Oceanic Rosters. 1942-1945.

Box 20 of 31

NRC Committee on Anthropology of Africa, Wilfred B. Hambly, Chairman No. III. 1942-1944.

Box 20 of 31

NRC Committee on the Anthropology of Africa, Herskovits, Melville, J. 1942-1944.

Box 20 of 31

Personnel Sub-Committee, J.C.L.A.A. 1942-1943.

Box 20 of 31

Africa 5, Unsolicited Literature Submitted by informants. 1942-1943.

Box 20 of 31

Box 21

Correspondence, Joint Committee on Latin American Studies. 1942-1943.

Box 21 of 31

Inter-American Society of Anthropology and Geography. 1942-1943.

Box 21 of 31

NRC Committee on Anthropology of Oceania, George P. Murdock, Chairman. 1942-1943.

Box 21 of 31

Minutes of Oceania Committee Meetings. 1942.

Box 21 of 31

Advisory Board Strategic Index. 1942.

Box 21 of 31

Bennett's Lists (submitted in July '42) Joint Committee. 1942.

Box 21 of 31

Distribution of Africa I Roster. 1942.

Box 21 of 31

Africa Committee Meetings. 1942.

Box 21 of 31

Language and Area Specialists "Card Index." Undated.

Box 21 of 31

Strategic Bulletin, General Requests and Status. 1943-1946.

Box 21 of 31

Materials Available in Ethnogeographic Board: Cross Cultural Survey File and World File of Area and Language Specialists. 1943-1944.

Box 21 of 31

Gazetteer of The Marshall Islands, Strategic Bulletin No. 1. 1943-1944.

Box 21 of 31

Emergency Adaptations in Melanesia, Strategic Bulletin No. 3. 1943-1944.

Box 21 of 31

Strategic Bulletin No. 4. 1943.

Box 21 of 31

Food and Water Supply in the Marshall Islands, Strategic Bulletin No. 5. 1943.

Box 21 of 31

Box 22

Distribution of Diseases in Melanesia, Strategic Bulletin No. 6. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Meteorology of the Caroline Islands, Strategic Bulletin No. 7. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Netherlands East Indies, Diseases and Health Bibliography. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Meteorology of the Marshall Islands, Strategic Bulletin No. 2. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Cross Cultural Survey. 1942-1945.

Box 22 of 31

Series 4

Post War Regional Administration Records: 1942-1945

This series consists of the records of the post war regional administration. It includes the correspondence with various post war committees, councils, universities and colleges as well as various branches of the military.

Box 22

Advertisements for Post-War Books. 1945.

Box 22 of 31

Correspondence, Miscellaneous Regional Administration and Post-War. 1943-1944.

Box 22 of 31

Articles On Post-War Planning. 1943-1944.

Box 22 of 31

Committee on World Regions, Social Science Research Council. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Commission To Study the Organization of Peace. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

University Post-War Programs - Training Now. 1942-1943.

Box 22 of 31

Committee on Public Administration, Social Science Research Council. 1942-1943.

Box 22 of 31

American Council on Education. 1942-1943.

Box 22 of 31

Army: Military Government Division, Office Of the Provost Marshall General. 1942.

Box 22 of 31

Series 5

Records of Specialized Strategic Areas and Country Information File: 1942-1945

This series includes a country information file of specialized strategic areas, alphabetically arranged.

Box 22

Arctic, Alaska, Siberia, Greenland. 1944.

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Germany. 1944.

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Micronesia. 1944.

Box 22 of 31

Oceania. 1943-1944.

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Puerto Rico. 1943.

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Russia. 1943.

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Tibet. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

South America. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Scandinavian Countries. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Far East. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Pacific Southwest. 1943.

Box 22 of 31

Box 23

Sources of Photographs II-V, Inc. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Greece. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Quantitative Distribution of Chinese in Southeastern Asia (Living Outside China) with numerical tables regarding dialects spoken. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Burma. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Denmark. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

New Guinea. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Horn of East Africa: Eritrea, Somaliland, Abyssinia. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Survey of Foreign Experts Project, OSS-BEW. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Post War World Council. 1943.

Box 23 of 31

Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations. 1943.

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Foreign Area Studies, Yale University. 1943.

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Indonesia. 1942-1944.

Box 23 of 31

Japan and China. 1942-1944.

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Melanesia. 1942-1944.

Box 23 of 31

Near East. 1942-1944.

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Oceania, "Eastern Netherlands, East Indies, etc." 1942-1944.

Box 23 of 31

Africa. 1942-1944.

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Seward Peninsula and Bering Strait. 1942-1943.

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Training In International Administration, Columbia University, Navy. 1942-1943.

Box 23 of 31

Mediterranean Islands, Mediterranean Seas. 1942-1943.

Box 23 of 31

Photographs, Straits of Magellan by Amos Burg, 1942-1943.

Box 23 of 31

Spain and Portugal. 1942-1943.

Box 23 of 31

Box 24

Rodriguez Island, 1942-1943.

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The Mollucas and Netherlands New Guinea, 1942-1943.

Box 24 of 31

War and Post-War Program of Anthropology at Hunter College, 1942-1943.

Box 24 of 31

School of Military Government Army, 1942.

Box 24 of 31

Nunivak Island, Alaska, 1942.

Box 24 of 31

St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, 1942.

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Western End of Seward Peninsula and Bering Strait, 1942.

Box 24 of 31

Mexico, 1942.

Box 24 of 31

Oceania, East Netherlands East Indies, 1942. (2 folders)

Box 24 of 31

Oceania, A Tabular Outline, 1942.

Box 24 of 31

Polynesia, 1942.

Box 24 of 31

Series 6

Geographic Reports: 1942-1944

This series is comprised of 6 geographic status reports, numbered and dated.

Box 25

Status of Geographic Reports, nos. 1, 2, 3. 1942-1943. ( 2 folders)

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Status of Geographic Reports, nos. 4, 5, 6. 1943-1944. (3 folders)

Box 25 of 31

Series 7

Country Information File: 1942-44

This series includes a country information file, geographically arranged.

Box 26

Tuamoto Archipelago, Supplementary Reports. undated.

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Samoan Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Rotuma Island, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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New Zealand, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Horne and Wallis Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Gambier Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Cook Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Marshall Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Solomon Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Santa Cruz Islands, Supplementary Reports, undated.

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Louisade Island, Supplementary Report, undated.

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D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Supplementary Report, undated.

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Melanesia, Supplementary Report, undated.

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Galapagos Islands, Latin America, Supp1ementary Report, undated.

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Borneo, Supplementary Report, 1943.

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Caroline Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942-1944.

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Marianas or Ladrones Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Tonga or Friendly Island, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Fiji Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Niue Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Society Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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New Caledonia Island, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Line Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Australia, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Siam, Singapore, Supplementary Reports, 1942.

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New Guinea, Mandated Territory, Supplementary Reports, 1942.

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Netherlands New Guinea, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Molluca Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Island of Java, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Formosa Island, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Philippine Islands, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Box 27

Sumatra, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Lesser Sundas, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Island of Borneo, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Celebes Island, Supplementary Report, 1942.

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Series 8

Uncompleted Project File: 1943-1945

These miscellaneous records consist of the uncompleted project papers of the Pacific Survey File.

Box 27

Miscellaneous Papers, 1943-1945. (2 folders)

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Social Science, 1944.

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Minutes of Committee Meetings, 1944.

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Forestry, Pacific Islands, 1944.

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Conference on Pacific Survey Problems, 1943-1944.

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Draft of Survey, Preliminary, 1943.

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Minutes of Committee Meetings, 1943.

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Pacific Conference, 1943.

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Medical Angle, 1943.

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Kroeber, A.L., Pacific Coast Project and General Correspondence, 1942-1943.

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Series 9

Fiscal Records: 1942-1946

This series consists of the Board's fiscal records and includes dated requisitions and vouchers, dated correspondence regarding accounts, dated appropriations statements, proposed budgets and payroll information.

Box 28

Accounts, January to June, 1946.

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Accounts, Requisitions and Vouchers, July to December, 1945.

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Accounts, Requisitions and Vouchers, January to June, 1945.

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Correspondence Regarding Accounts, 1944-1946.

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Appropriations Statements, 1943-1946.

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Payroll Information, 1943-1946.

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Proposed Budget, 1943.

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Original Requisitions, 1943.

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Invoices and Unrequisitioned Bills, 1943 (?).

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Correspondence Regarding Accounts, 1943.

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Original Requisitions, 1942.

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Correspondence Regarding Accounts, 1942.

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Sample Forms, undated.

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Series 10

Records of Board's Meetings: 1942-1944

This series is comprised of the dated minutes of the Board's meetings and also includes the Director's Annual Data Report and the dated executive committee meetings.

Box 28

Board Meeting. December 9, 1944.

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Box 29

Board Meeting. March 25, 1944.

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Annual Report Data (end of first year of Board's work), 1943-1944.

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Board Meeting, Correspondence, Memos. September 24, 1943.

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Executive Committee Meetings. 1943-1944.

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Board Meeting, Correspondence regarding memos. February 28, 1943.

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Minutes of the Board (Second Meeting). February 28, 1943.

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Minutes of the Board (First Meeting). August 3, 1942.

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Board Meeting, Correspondence regarding memos. August 3, 1942.

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Series 11

Board Conference Records: 1942-1943

This series includes the dated board sponsored conferences.

Box 29

Amazon Basin Conference, 1943.

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Lord Hailey Dinner, February 13, 1943.

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Post War Needs In Anthropology Conference. April 12, 1943.

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Colonial Question Conferences. April 20, 1943, May 4, 1943, May 11, 1943.

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Anthropologists Dinner. September 2, 1942.

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Africa Dinner. September 21, 1942.

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Netherlands East Indies Dinner Conference. October 12, 1942.

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Conferences: Lists of Programs, 1942-1943.

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Far Eastern Geographers Conference. October 5, 1942.

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Near East Dinner. October 19, 1942.

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Series 12

Miscellaneous Photographs and Negatives: Undated

This series includes miscellaneous photographs and negatives used in the preparation of the Board's or the sponsoring institution's regional reports.

Box 30

Miscellaneous negatives. Undated. (2 folders)

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Miscellaneous photographs. Undated.

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Series 13

Miscellaneous Documents: 1942-1944

This series includes miscellaneous papers, reports and correspondence alphabetically arranged.

Box 30

General Notes on Australasian Island Groups. 1943.

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Arctic, Desert Tropic Information Center. 1943.

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Caribbean Areas, Modern Peoples of. 1943.

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Community War Fund, D.C. 1943.

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Consultant's Meetings. 1943.

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Coral Reef Navigation and Nomenclature Surf Characteristics. 1942-1943.

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Correspondence (General) Regarding Reports. 1942-1943.

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Gazetteer. 1942-1943.

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General Geography. Undated.

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Kamchatka. 1942-1944.

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Japanese Translation. 1942-1943.

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Japanese, Biology of. 1942.

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Linguistics. 1943-1944.

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Miscellaneous Papers, No specific topics discussed. 1943-1944.

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Box 31

Miscellaneous Reports. 1942-1944. (3 folders)

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Monthly Declassification List of OSS Maps, Glossary of Russian Map Terms. 1945-1946.

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Morale. 1943.

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Mosquitoes. 1944.

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Outlines for Report Use. 1942.

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Pacific, Book on. 1944.

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Pocket Guides, Army and Navy. 1943.

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Primitive Warfare. 1943.

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The Races of Mankind. 1944.

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Regional Memoranda. 1943.

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Rice. 1943.

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Julius Rosenwald Fund. 1942.

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Rosters. 1942-1943.

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Russian Language Tests. 1942-1943.

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Ships. 1943.

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Siamese Botany, Bibliography of. 1943.

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Wooden Signal Drums in Jungle Warfare. 1943.

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Series 14

Miscellaneous Publications: 1943

Box 31

Strategic Bulletin of Oceania, Number 5: FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY IN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, February 23, 1943.

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Strategic Bulletin of Oceania, Number 6: DISTRIBUTION OF DISEASES IN MELANESIA, March 5, 1943.

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Strategic Bulletin of Oceania, Number 7: METEOROLOGY OF THE CAROLINE ISLANDS, March 5, 1943.

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Conference on Pacific Scientific Problems, July 28, 1943 (National Research Council).

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