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Suggested Citation:"Administration." National Research Council. 1929. Final Report of the Committee on Scientific Problems of Human Migration: Report and Circular Series of the National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9560.
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[3 Scientific Problems of Human Migration: Wissler In ~923, a second grant of $5000 was made by the same Foundation, as a further contribution to the administration expenses of the Committee, the unexpended balances of which funds were carried over to the end of the year ~927. The Committee having formulated the program, as indicated in this report, the National Research Council received from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial a grant of $60,000 for the year ~923-~924. This fund was to be used for making grants in support of approved projects and to be available for the year beginning July I, ~923. Subsequent grants were made from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, as follows: $35,too in ~925; $25,ooo in ~926; and $ro,400 in i927 June 30, ~9~6, marked the close of the three-year period within the limits of which the Committee planned to operate, and by vote of its members the request to be discharged was transmitted to the Division, this discharge to take effect automatically as soon as all the incurred obligations should be fulfilled. A few projects were in need of supple- mentary support to bring them to the state permitting of publication; one or two others needed assistance in the final stages of publication. To meet these needs! and to provide for the additional administrative needs of the Committee, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial made an additional grant of $~o,4~o, as previously noted. In this connection, it should not be overlooked that the various insti- tutions in which the authorized investigations were carried on, con- tributed in the way of personnel and equipment, a sum not adequately estimated, but probably equivalent to the grants made them by the Committee. ADMINISTRATION To the original Chairman of the Committee, Professor Robert M. Yerkes, then resident Chairman of the National Research Council Divi- sion of Anthropology and Psychology, is due the credit of the initiation and organization of the preliminary conferences. He served efficiently in this capacity until September, ~925, when he found the demands upon his time in his new professorship at Yale University too great to carry on as before. Until the summer of ~9~4, he devoted most of his time to the formulation of policies and recommendations to his Committee, to consulting with and visiting the several investigators, and to caring for the routine of the Chairman's office. He organized and presided over two conferences of the investigators, the first at Cincinnati, Ohio, in ~924, the second at Washington, D. C., the following year. In each case, the conference lasted through two days, a report being made upon

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