Excerpt from Annual Report of the Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for 1930-1931
The past year has seen such constant improvement in the exhibition rooms as it has been possible to make without curtailing unduly the time which the staff normally devotes to research. Plate glass has been installed in most of the rooms where the cases contained old glass of very poor quality and many of the cases have been enlarged and rearranged. The Australian and South American Rooms are now mostly furnished with plate glass and many of the specimens have been cleaned and freshened. The Hummingbird case in the South American Hall, through the kindness of James C. Greenway, Jr. And Harold J. Coolidge, Jr., has been rebuilt, electrically lighted to bring out the iridescent colors of the birds, and forms a particularly attractive exhibit.
Through the generosity of Mr. George R. Agassiz, the Fish Room has been entirely reglazed with plate glass, and is now in process of being rearranged. It has been possible to replace some of the poorer specimens with new mounts and many of the others have been remounted and freshened. The completed room will be far more instructive, as' well as better looking than ever before.
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