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“The Institute of Andean Research, Inc. is a non-profit scientific and educational corporation organized in 1937 under the Membership Corporation Law of the State of New York. Its current membership consists of twenty-nine persons dedicated to the increase and spread of knowledge in the various branches of anthropology as they concern Latin America. All members serve voluntarily and without compensation, and to date the Institute has never had a salaried officer or employee.

Originally interested primarily in the Andean region of South America, its Charter was amended in 1948 to extend its sphere of activities to all of South America, Central America, Mexico and the United States of America. Its charter purposes are to stimulate, guide, direct, and conduct research work in anthropology generally, to furnish scholarships to distinguished and worthy students to carry on anthropological research, to publish the results of such research, to receive funds from donors wishing to contribute to such purposes, and to do all things - incidental or necessary to achieve such purposes” (Mason 1967).

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