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This association shall be known as The Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences.

ART. 11.—OBJECT. It shall be the object of the Academy to observe and investigate natural phenomena; to make collections of specimens illustrating the various departments of science; to name, classify and preserve the same; also to discuss such questions as shall come within the province of the Academy.

ART. III.-PLACE OF MEETING. The place of meeting of the Academy, and the location of its cabinet, shall be in the city of Minneapolis.

ART. IV.-OFFICERS. The officers of the Academy shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and a Treasurer, who shall be elected annually by ballot by a majority of the members present.

ART. V.-TRUSTEES. There shall be a Board of Trustees, which shall consist of six members and the President of the Academy—two of whom shall be elected annually.

ART. VI.-ELECTION. The election of officers and trustees shall take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of January in each year.

· ART. VII.-FEES. All persons residing in the cities of Minneapolis or St. Paul, elected members of the Academy, shall pay an initiation fee of five dollars; and all persons residing elsewhere in the State such an initiation fee as the Academy may determine.

BY-LAWS.

As revised and adopted February, 1880.

ARTICLE I.-MEETINGS. SEC. 1. The annual meeting of the Academy shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of January in each year.

The regular monthly meetings of the Academy shall be on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of each month. Five' members shall constitute a quorum.

SEC. 2. The meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be quarterly, on the days following the corresponding monthly meetings of the Academy; Provided, that the President shall have power, at his discretion, to postpone any quarterly meeting except the first in each year, and to call special meetings at the request of three members of the Board.

SEC. 3. The President, at the written request of five members, may call a special meeting of the Academy, but no business shall be transacted at such special meetings, except · that for which they were called.

ART. II. -SECTIONS OF THE MEMBERSHIP. SEC. I. The entire membership shall be divided into sections corresponding to the branches of Science, each section being in charge of a chairman appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees. Each section shall consist of the chairman and as many members as: desire to work in it. The chairman shall divide his section into as many sub-sections as will best subserve the objects of the section.

SEC. 2. The sections shall cover the following sciences:

ANTHROPOLOGY.
ASTRONOMY.
BIOLOGY.
BOTANY.
CHEMISTRY.
GEOLOGY.
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY.
MINERALOGY.
MICROSCOPY.
MECHANICAL PHILOSOPHY.
PHYSICS.
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY.

SEC. 3. There shall be a Committee on Finance and one on the Museum and Library, to consist of three members each.

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