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3. WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN CARING FOR THE COLLECTIONS UNDER YOUR CUSTODY, i .e., IN THEIR PRESERVATION AND INSTALLATION? In connection with the Atlanta Exposition and as a consequence of the return of the material, a very radical change in the storage of objects and the exhibition of them was necessitated. The result has been the fitting up of the upper stories of the towers of the West Balcony. The upper story of the North Tower is now fitted with racks for the storage of objects that are too long to be arranged in cases or drawers; the third story, just beneath this, is the present resting place of the entire collection of Eskimo costumes, snowshoes and objects connected with the person and with travelling. The second story of this tower is partly occupied by Dr. Hough as an office and partly as a poison room. The first or ground floor of the North Tower has been given to Dr. Cazenowitz, assistant to Dr. Adler, for office. The room adjoining this has been arrange with shelves for the care of heads, busts, foods and medicines, not in the other collections, for unit boxes mounted with specimens reserved for exhibition, the collection of breech loading fire-arms and a large portion of the Dorsey Mohun African collection. The ground floor of the South Tower of the West Balcony has two rooms one of which, is the Curators office; the other is filled with unit boxes and swinging screens in which pictures for exhibition have been installed. The Curator in order to prepare a comprehensive, classified, illustrated and descriptive catalogue of the entire American collection has gathered into the second story room of the South Tower all manuscripts, drawings, catalogues and lists and the adjoining room has been nicely fitted up for all kinds of photographs and other illustrations. The material, therefore, that is not on exhibition is in better shape than it has ever been since the present incumbent has had charge of it. In the exhibition series the Curator has taken another step in
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