"Archiving Areas: The Ethnogeographic Board and the Second World War"

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Discusses the importance of geography to American mobilization during World War II, and the role of the Ethnogeographic Board, headquartered at the Smithsonian, in that work and its effect on military practices.


Ethnogeographic Board


Smithsonian History Bibliography

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Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95, No. 3 (Journal)

Contact information

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


  • September 2005
  • Military
  • 1933-1945


  • Geography
  • Wartime Activities
  • Science
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Government policy
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Science and state
  • United States--History


United States

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Number of pages : 17; Page numbers : 663-679

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