Ethnogeographic Board Dissolved

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In mid-1945 the Ethnogeographic Board is dissolved because its importance declined after 1944. At the outset of World War II, the Board, head quartered at the Smithsonian, provided ethnographic and geographic information to the military about remote regions of the world where the military were engaged in combat.


Ethnogeographic Board


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Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 168.

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  • 1945
  • Military
  • 1933-1945


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  • World War, 1939-1945
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  • United States--History


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