1949- 21st Annual Meeting: Cornell University, Ithaca - "geology of the Cayuga Lake Region that was to become a classic. The 35-page text saw the return of detailed itineraries or guidebooks that began in 1939 but was curtailed during the years of WWII. This pattern of elaborate guidebooks with detailed descriptions, text, sections, diagrams, and references that still continues saw its rebirth at Cornell ... [it] became a standard field manual." Buses were used for the first time as exclusive field transportation. Costs per person to ride the bus $0.75 for Friday afternoon and $1.50 for all day Saturday.
1942 - 1945 - no meetings during wartime
1941 - 17th Annual Meeting: University of Rochester - "not to be outdone", published a route guide and separate field guides for each trip at this two-day meeting
1940 - 16th Annual Meeting: NY State Museum, Catskill - first time several trips were run on the same day. "Those compelled to arrive late will have Boy Scout guidance."