[David O. McKay Office Journal]
at Presidency meeting: Discussed the picture slides of archaeological artifacts presented by Thomas Ferguson, and his appeal that the church help his organization--New World Archaeological Foundation--by contributing $15,000 for this year and $30,000 per year for the next four years. The brethren decided to make the $15,000 contibution this year, but to give no further commitment. The brethren did not want to obligate the Church to finance the enterprise. It was also the feeling that such contribution should be made through someone else and that the Church should not be shown in the transaction.
[Source: McKay, David O., Office Journal]