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[[underlined]] MUSEUM BUILDING [[/underlined]]

The Museum Building has been maintained in the usual manner during the past year.

[[underlined]] MUSEUM ANNEX [[/underlined]]

The grounds have been maintained in the usual manner.
Admittance, as always, was granted to all applicants, and the attendance during the twelve months was 506.

[[underlined]] CHANGES IN STAFF [[/underlined]]

Charles F. Taylor was transferred from day watchman to doorman and floor guard on September 1, 1945.

Mr. William F. Stiles resumed his duties as preparator and technician on January 1, 1946.

Mr. Charles O. Turbyfill, Jr. resumed his duties as assistant custodian at the Bronx Annex building on January 1, 1946.

Christopher J. Summerville was employed as day watchman on January 1, 1946.

[[underlined]] EXPEDITIONS [[/underlined]]

A small expedition under the direction of Mr. Edward Brooks carried out excavations on the Guida Farm near Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, for seven weeks during the summer of 1945. A study of the decoration on the numerous pottery sherds recovered emphasizes a definite continuity of design pattern and vessel form from eastern New England areas to those of eastern and central New York. Excessive rains hampered the field work but the general results were quite satisfactory. Discarded sherd specimens have been sent both Yale University and the University of Michigan, at which institutions deposit collections of northeastern pottery are being maintained.

[[underlined]] COLLECTIONS PRESENTED [[/underlined]]

Miss A. M. Post
8 specimens of Plains, Seneca and Seminole ethnology from the collection of Dr. Frank Landon Humphries, made about 1880, outstanding among which is a quilled Cheyenne baby carrier.

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