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activities of the Museum and on numerous questions involving policy. He also reported from time to time on the various gifts of specimens and other scientific material and their donors and on purchases, exchanges and on the contributors who made purchases possible. 

The Museum's publication program was also discussed and certain publications authorized.

[[underlined]] REPORT OF ATTENDANCE. [[/underlined]]

[[underlined]] For Last Fiscal Year, April 1, 1938 - March 31, 1939.      [[/underlined]]

1938 April ...3,486
May ...2,088
June ...1,978
July (closed) ...120
August (closed) ...56
September ...2,265
October ...2,735
November 2,364
December ...2.330

1939 January ...2,602
February ...3,122
March ...[[underlined]]3,143[[/underlined]]

Total  26,289
Annex Attendance [[underlined]] 288[[/underlined]]

Grand Total  26,577
For the previous fiscal year the attendance was ..31,884
Total since opening of the Museum ...678,787

138 Special group of schools, clubs, etc., visited the Museum through the year.

The Museum remains open to the public from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on week days, and was closed during the months of July and August.

[[underlined]] MUSEUM BUILDING. [[/underlined]]
The Museum Building has been maintained in the usual manner during the past year. 
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