National Geographic : 1972 Sep
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC *; ,^ v SOCIETY WASHINGTON, D. C. Organized "forthe increase and" ' diffusion of geographic knowledge" , " / / GILBERT HOVEY GROSVENOR - a_ Editor, 1899-1954; President, 1920-1954 0 *AT Chairman of the Board, 1954-1966 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY is chartered in Washington, D. C., in accordance with the laws of the United States, a nonprofit scientific and educational organization for increasing and diffusing geographic knowledge and promoting research and exploration. Since 1890 the Society has supported 808 explorations and research projects, adding immeasurably to man's knowledge of earth, sea, and sky. 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