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JAMES B. FORD LIBRARY 

It was feared that the separation of the James B. Ford Library from the Museum proper (added to the fact that the library is nominally closed for the purpose of cataloguing) might lessen the number of research students using the library, this, however, has not been the case. One hundred and fifty-nine readers have found their way to the library and have consulted 683 books and pamphlets. Among them have been two groups of students from Columbia preparing bibliographies, a research assistant from Brookings Institute, a group of visiting librarians, and the well-known scholars, Reverend George W. Hinman, D. D., Mr. Reginald Pelham Bolton, Dr. J. N. B. Hewett, and Mr. F. H. Douglas. 

A large number of inquiries have been received than in any previous year. Requests were made for names for merchant ships of the new American lines, for interpretations of place names, for book lists, on various subjects, and as usual, for names for camps or estates. 

From the book purchase fund of the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room the sum of $2,515.77 was expended in making new additions to the library. For details of acquisitions, activities of the staff, list of donors, etc., see the annual report of the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room. 

The largest and in many respects the most interesting of the donations to the library is the collection of 315 books and 339 pamphlets given by the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Incorporated, at the close of the exhibit at the Grand Central Arts Galleries. These were donated in recognition of the aid given the Exposition by the loan of the specimens from the Museum. 
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