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Textile Museum to the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution; and the Board of Regents further directs that the Executive Committee and the Secretary of the Smithsonian, after studying the question of the possible acquisition of the Textile Museum by the Smithsonian Institution, make recommendations concerning this matter to the Board.

QUESTION OF THE ACQUISITION OF THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM IN BALTIMORE 

It was reported that the Honorable Edward A. Garmatz, United States Congressman from Maryland, had asked if the Smithsonian Institution would be interested in acquiring The Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum in Baltimore and that the same question was being asked of the Department of the Interior. On motion by Dr. Greenewalt, seconded by Dr. Fleming, and carried it was

VOTED that the Board of Regents directs the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to state that at the present time the Institution is not in a position to accept The Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum in Baltimore, if this museum is offered to the Institution. 

REVIEW OF DISCUSSIONS WITH MRS. HERBERT A. MAY

Appreciation was expressed for the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. May to the Regents for dinner and for the opportunity to view Hillwood and its outstanding collections

INTERIM REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

The Secretary stated that since the last meeting of the Board the activities of the Institution have been carried on as usual, and the funds are in excellent condition. The House of Representatives has allowed $9,125,000 for "Salaries and Expenses" of the Smithsonian Institution in 1962. This request is now before the Senate. Many gifts of objects have come to the Smithsonian in the months since July, 1961. These will be presented in detail in the next annual report. 
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