National Geographic : 1960 Jul
NATIONAL GE 16th Socet 16th & M Streets N.W . National Geographic Magazine Washington 6, D. C . .ANIZEL~ F.^^ii'5 0ASI 4° 0 0LED0E The National Geographic Society is chartered in Washington, D. C ., in accordance with the laws of the United States as a nonprofit scientific and educational organization for increasing and diffusing geographic knowl edge and promoting research and exploration. The Society has conducted more than 160 major expeditions and scien tific projects. It disseminates knowledge to millions through its world famous National Geographic Magazine, its 17 million color maps a year, its books, monographs, bulletins for schools, its information service for press, radio, and television. MELVILLE BELL GROSVENOR, President and Editor THOMAS W. McKNEW, Executive Vice President and Secretary ROBERT V. FLEMING, Vice President and Treasurer MELVIN M. PAYNE, Vice President and Associate Secretary FREDERICK G. VOSBURGH, Vice President ROBERT E. 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