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1939. As a result of numerous requests for loans of important material from our collections in the main building a resolution was adopted that no loans of any specimens contained in our main building or in the vaults be made without further authority or direction from the Board of Trusttees, but loans may be made from material in the Annex and the Chairman was instructed to refuse all other requests for loans on the basis of the resolution.

At this meeting the Chairman reported on an important trip made by him and Vice-Chairman Keppler to the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederation and the Tuscarora on their Reservations in New York and northern Pennsylvania during the month of October 1939, during which trip important specimens were obtained from older members of the tribes strengthening our collections from these areas - notably, a gift from Nicodemus Bailey, a Seneca Indian of the Tonawanda Reservation at Akron, New York, who donated an Indian log cabin built by the Senecas, being one of the few still in existence. He reported that the log cabin would be erected on the grounds of the Annex and would become an important part of the Museum's outdoor exhibit. In recognition of this important gift Nicodemus Bailey was duly and unanimously elected a Life Member of the Institution.

The Chairman further reported that Mrs. Fred R. Meyer of Buffalo, New York had donated to the Museum an extremely important collection of negatives and lantern slides from photographs made by her late husband around 1890 among the Blackfoot and Western Tribes. On his recommendation Mrs. Meyer was likewise duly and unanimously elected a Life Member of the Institution.

The Chairman further reported that the Secretary, Mr. Seward, and Mr. William F. Stiles of the Museum Staff, had left New York on November 30, 1939, for southern Florida to conduct archaeological and ethnological expeditions in that state, the entire expense of which was being
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