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National Museum of History and Technology Bookstore The Secretary has reported to the Executive Committee on an attractive proposal from McGraw-Hill for the establishment of a bookstore in the National Museum of History and Technology. This store will supplement the educational aspects of the museum and should be one of the finest in the country in the fields of history and science. All costs will be borne by McGraw-Hill. The Smithsonian will receive modest royalties from sales. The Executive Committee considered the proposal to be a useful addition to the public services provided by the museum. In the discussion of this matter by the Regents, it was brought out by the Secretary that the Smithsonian would control the selection of books to be sold and that the books of publishers other than McGraw-Hill would be offered. Transfer of funds from Special Endowment Fund to General Fund Dr. Haskins stated that the Secretary had explained that this transfer of funds ($209,000) was made simply to increase the working capital to a total of $1,209,000, a level which will be adequate to meet our cash flow requirements. Master Plan of the National Zoological Park Dr. Haskins reported that the Secretary had displayed a map for the new master plan of the National Zoological Park. The plan differs from the earlier plan of 1962 by minimizing the number and size of buildings and emphasizing landscaping and plantings to enhance the natural beauty of the park. He commented that a presentation of the highlights of the plan would be presented later by Dr. Reed, Director of the Zoo.
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