Viewing page 13 of 42


Transcription: [00:27:12]
Following this work in Sinaloa and Sonora, I came back to the museum and wrote up the report for about one year, spent one year writing the report on the Wasabe and then took on a job for these [[two Bandian?]] research.

The, part of the, I always forget the title, the, of the entire program.

This was before the United States had got into war and the coordinator of the Inter-American Affairs, led by Nelson Rockefeller, got interested in doing scientific work throughout Latin America. We were at that time courting very strongly the Latin Americans and

the Latin American it was called the Latin American Servings project. I believe there were 11 projects extending all the way from

mine, which was furthest north in the Huasteca down into, through Mexico, Southern America, and through South America down as far as Chile.

11 projects, all financed by a grant of $114,000 from the coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

We spent a long and fairly richly provided season, a year is a season in Mexico.

And spent with, with some difficulty but we finally did. We spent $7,500, which is something that we didn't do at the perfect time of course.

Actually we were started out with the, as I mentioned before, with the idea of trying to do same thing on the east coast of Mexico as we did in the west. Trying to do in the west that of linking up this--

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact