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Mey ?4, l9~o Dr. Durward L. Allen Pntu 'aent Research Refuge Laurel, Maryland Dear Darwards You can hold off sendingk, me rn avalanche of reprints until I get specific. At the noment I am not sure just which ones of the eopold collection we are 7oing to lose. Aldo Thex 15,000. He filed them under subjects, nd often used extra reprints to enable him to file A given title in several different boxes. *Mhere this occurs we will only lose one copy. I don' t think we will be badly off on the more impott.nt reprints, but we will lose out on the older ones. I will let you 'now seiclly what exist en they occur. You brought me up to date in a personal way in re- prints when I was at Patuxent. I will bemble, of course, to give our students access to these, but I do feel that the Department should have a permanent collection. I wish we had a little time to discuss some of the activition at the last North American Conference. I sure was disampointed in the scheduling of a water- fowl session at the time that the Wildlife Society met. 3elieve it or not, no one here Inows who was awardi the scroll for the bost management naper in 1947; in fact, I am not sure that I Iow who is the new president. Maybe I am cut in the cold largely bue to some bleical error in the Society's files which has prevented me from receiving any rablica- tions since last October. Would it be politic for us to --ut the pressure on the Institute to abandon the idea of An annual banquAet? The Institute seems to feel that they have to entertnin people who go to the Conference. 'his is undoubtedly trio for sone, but it really doesn't hold for the biolciAta.