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Association: Mr. David Robb (chairman), Mr. Turpin Bannister, Mrs. Laurine Mack Bongiorno, Mr. Helmut von Erffa, Mr. George Hamilton, Mr. Henry Hope, Mr. Rensselaer Lee, Mr. Arthur Moor, Mr. William Rusk, Mr. Myron Smith, Mr. Dimitris Tselos, and Mr. Clarence Ward. The 19th and 20th century sections are now being finally revised by Mr. Alfred Barr and Mr. Robert Goldwater.

With the positive strip will be furnished all materials necessary for mounting, labelling, and cataloging the finished slides, so that office expenses for turning the strip into mounted slides will be cut to a minimum. The positive film will be sold in a set which will include 2" x 2" glass, masks, and tape as well as printed labels. The labels will be on gummed stock and will be complete with information and catalogue numbers. 

In addition, in order to cut down the labor and expense of mounting the slides, each picture has been photographed with black paper around it making possible the use of standard cut-out masks in place of individually cut masks. Each picture has also been photographed with an identification number (which is covered by the mask when mounted) corresponding to a number on the printed label. As a result it is estimated that even an average worker will be able to mount a minimum of 20 slides an hour. 

Costs of materials are mounting rapidly, but it is still hoped that on the basis of the sale of 100 sets, each set will cost not much more than $400.00, which means that the unmounted slides will cost about 10 cents apiece.

Precise information as to cost together with samples of film will be sent out to institutions in the near future. Included will be material about projectors and filing cases. Barring unforeseen difficulties the sets will be available for purchase sometime in the late spring of 1947. The sets are being produced for the College Art Association by the University Microfilms, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The American Council of Learned Societies made the realization of the project possible with funds to help defray the expenses of collecting the material. The following institutions generously lent their photographs for copying on 35mm film: The Fogg Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Departments of Duke University and the University of Michigan. The Committee owes a special debt of gratitude to Harvard College Library for lending microfilming equipment at a critical stage in the preparation of the strip. The Museum of Modern Art has promised its help in completing the project.
Duke University
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