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Mr. John Maffenbeier - 29 specimens from Spiro Mound, Le Flore County, Oklahoma

[[underline]] SIZE OF COLLECTIONS [[/underline]]

There have been added to the collections during the past fiscal year 1,799 specimens, and there are now in the entire collection catalogue entries running consecutively to 207,133, an increase during the year 820.

[[underline]] DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY [[/underline]]

The usual routine activities were continued through the year, there having been no new material added to the collections.

[[underline]] WAR ACTIVITIES [[/underline]]

We have continued to answer inquiries coming from Service men or through the American Red Cross, the United Service Organizations, the Office of War Information.

We have admitted Service men during all hours of the day, several groups of them having visited the Museum under guidance of uniformed Red Cross and American Woman's Volunteer Service representatives.

The use of a portion of the Annex grounds by the Air Wardens of Sector 8, Zone 1, 45th Precinct, Mr. Howard Gordan, Sector Commander, was granted again this year. The 1944 garden was most successful and there is every reason to believe the ground will be equally productive this year.
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