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Field studies supported mainly by the Smithsonian private funds, and by special gifts, have extended widely throughout the world.

Herbert G. Deignan, Associate Curator of Birds, is in Northern Siam in an area that has been largely unknown scientifically, working under funds granted by the Guggenheim Foundation and by the Smithsonian.

J. P. E. Morrison, Associate Curator, Division of Mollusks, returned at the end of summer from Raroia Atoll in the Tuamotus, where he was carrying on biological studies and collections under a cooperative arrangement with the Pacific Science Board. Ernest R. Sohns, Associate Curator in the Department of Botany, was in west central México in October and November, studying and collecting grasses.

Work under the income of the Walcott Fund for Geology and Paleontology has included investigations on cretaceous fishes in Mexico by David H. Dunkle, Associate Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, and investigations on Foraminifera by Alfred R. Loeblich, Jr., Associate Curator in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology. G. Arthur Cooper, Curator in the same Division, made collections of paleozoic invertebrate fossils in New Mexico and the midwest.

Mendel Peterson, Curator in the Department of History, was occupied for two months in studies in archives and museums in Europe relative to his work in marine archeology.

It is interesting to note that additions to the collections in the Department of History have included a military rifle manufactured in Russia in 1942 and captured by United Nations forces from North Korean troops early last year.

Waldo R. Wedel, Curator, Division of Archeology, spent the summer in investigations of the occurrence of Early Man near Cody, Wyoming on a joint project with Princeton University. The site studied, a camping place and butchering ground,
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