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ternational Board of Inquiry for the Great Lakes Fisheries. An agreement for the establishment of the Board was reached in the following terms: (1) The Board of Inquiry for the Great Lakes Fisheries shall

be established and shall consist of four members, two to be appointed by the Government of the United States of America and two to be appointed by the Canadian Government within three months from the date of this agree

ment. (2) The Board shall make a study of the taking of fish in the

Great Lakes, such study to be undertaken as soon as practicable. The Board shall make a report of its investigations to the two Governments and shall make recommendations as to the methods for preserving and develop

ing the fisheries of the Great Lakes. The problem of conserving the fisheries of the Great Lakes has long engaged the attention of the Governments of Canada and the United States, the Province of Ontario, and the States bordering on the Great Lakes. The production of certain species of Great Lakes fish had reached low levels, and the formation of the Board of Inquiry was in response to this situation.

With a view to obtaining full information and the benefit of the opinions of commercial fishermen, sportsmen, and other interested persons, the Board holds hearings at various places in the Great Lakes area,

On February 29, 1940 the President appointed as American members of the Board Mr. Hubert R. Gallagher, Assistant Director, Council of State Governments, Chicago, Illinois, and Dr. John D. van Oosten, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in charge of the Great Lakes Fisheries Investigations for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Canadian Government appointed as its representatives Dr. A. G. Huntsman, Consulting Director to the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, and Mr. D. J. Taylor, Deputy Minister of the Department of Game and Fisheries of the Province of Ontario. Mr. Gallagher was elected Chairman of the Board and Dr. Huntsman, Secretary, at the first meeting at Toronto, Canada, on April 15, 1940.

Each country defrays the expenses of its own members. The expenses of the American members of the Board are defrayed from funds available to the Department of the Interior.

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The Athens Conference, a meeting of specialists on questions of restoration and protection of monuments and works of art, was held under the auspices of the International Museums Office of the International Institute on Intellectual Cooperation. The Conference recommended the coordination of work by the various national bodies interested in the preservation of monuments and suggested that this could be brought about only by an international organization composed of outstanding persons with sufficient technical knowledge and authority to give official character to its proceedings and recommendations. This suggestion led to the establishment, in 1934, of the International Commission on Historic Monuments set up within the framework of the International Museums Office.

Briefly, it is the purpose of the International Commission on Historic Monuments to promote the establishment of organizations responsible for the protection of monuments in countries where no such organizations exist; to facilitate discussions, and exchanges of documents and technicians; to constitute a collection of international documentation; to study the solution of problems referred to it by the national offices; and to develop in the public mind an increasing respect for monuments.

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streams and rivers; canals; locks; dams; reservoir dams; electric traction; production of electrical energy; international ports, administration of port facilities; coordination of port and railway facilities; drydocks and shipyards; free ports; buoys and light signals; dredging; combustible liquids and navigation, etc.; and laboratory experiments of significance to navigation, etc. The Commission maintains a central information bureau for collecting and disseminating information of importance to its members and for assisting in the development of a technical dictionary of navigation terminology and a collection of current reports, documents, and periodicals relating to the science of navigation. It has also undertaken the publication of information concerning river and harbor improvement and development, and of related subjects.

Since the year 1902 the Government of the United States has contributed an annual sum toward the expenses of the Association, the appropriations therefor being carried in the regular appropriations for the Department of War. Authorization for these appropriations was contained in an act of Congress approved June 28, 1902 (32 Stat. 485).

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(Resolution of the Seventh International Conference of American States, 1933 85)
John W. Studebaker, LL.D., Commissioner, United States Office

of Education, Federal Security Agency; Chairman;
Frank Aydelotte, LL.D., D. Litt., D.C.L., Director, Institute for

Advanced Study, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; Albert L. Barrows, Ph. D., Executive Secretary, National Re

search Council, Washington, D.C.; Harry Yandell Benedict, Ph. D., LL.D., Former President, Uni

versity of Texas, Austin, Texas;
Isaiah Bowman, Ph. D., Sc. D., LL.D., President, Johns Hopkins

University, Baltimore, Maryland;
Laurence Vail Coleman, Director, American Association of Mu-

seums, Washington, D.C.;
Stephen Pierce Duggan, Ph. D., LL.D., Litt. D., Director, Institute

of International Education, New York, New York;
Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes, Ph. D., Litt. D., LL.D., L.H.D.,

Seth Low. Professor of History, Columbia University, New
York, New York;

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See Conference Series 19 and 20.



Cecil K. Jones, In charge, Hispanic Catalogue, Hispanic Founda

tion, Library of Congress; John Campbell Merriam, Ph. D., Sc. D., LL.D., President Emeri

tus, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, California; The Reverend W. Coleman Nevils, S.J., Ph. D., D.D., LL.D.,

Georgetown Preparatory School, Garrett Park, Maryland; Raye R. Platt, Research Associate, American Geographical Society,

New York, New York; James Brown Scott, J.U.D., Secretary Emeritus, Carnegie Endow

ment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.; Robert Gordon Sproul, LL.D., Litt. D., President, University of

California, Berkeley, California; John James Tigert, LL.D., Ed. D., D.C.L., L.H.D., D. Litt., Presi

dent, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; The Very Reverend Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., Ph. D., LL.D., D. Litt.,

Vice President, Georgetown University; Regent, School of For

eign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Henry B. Ward, Ph. D., Sc. D., LL.D., Professer Emeritus of Zool

ogy, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois; Mary Wilhelmine Williams, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus of History,

Goucher College, residing at Palo Alto, California.


The United States National Committee on Inter-American Intellectual Cooperation was organized as a result of a resolution adopted at the Seventh International Conference of American States, which met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in December 1933. The Committee, which cooperates with the Pan American Union, has for its purpose the promotion of measures which will facilitate scientific and technical interchange among the American countries for the advancement of the cultural level of the Western Hemisphere.


(Resolutions of the First International Conference of American States, 1889-90,

and subsequent conferences)

Offices: Washington, D.C.
United States Member: Cordell Hull, LL.D., L.H.D., Secretary of

State; Chairman of the Governing Board of the Union.

* Mr. Jones retired as Chief, Classification Division, Library of Congress, on September 30, 1940.

* For an account of the origin and functions of the Pan American Union, see post, p. 76.

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