11. It is interesting to note here that Griffin also was in communication with Ralph Linton. Linton’s involvement is only mentioned by Griffin. In a letter from Griffin to Linton, he wrote “I should like to express to you my appreciation of your considerable assistance in strengthening anthropology at the University of Michigan. Your conversations with Dean Keniston provided the impetus necessary for him to recognize that with minor additions and slight juggling of individuals, that anthropology here could be co-ordinated into one of the outstanding departments in the country. This activity of yours will never be listed in American Men of Science or in the list of accomplishments of Ralph Linton, yet it will be one of your most significant contributions. As an individual who will benefit from this program I have added it to my debt of gratitude to you” (Griffin to Linton, March 11, 1947).
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