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Gives a synopsis of the Ethnogeographic Board's purpose and activities. The board was housed in the Smithsonian Institution and was staffed by Smithsonian personnel, and acted as an intermediary between research institutions and government agencies gathering information on human and natural resources during World War II. Describes various committees within the board, budget expenditures, sources of information identified, reports furnished, and projects conferences, and surveys undertaken.


Ethnogeographic Board


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


The author, Wendell Clark Bennett, was a member of the Ethnogeographic Board staff.

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


  • 1947
  • Military
  • 1933-1945


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


United States

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