Alaska King Crab Investigation, 1940 : diary, August 28 - December 8, 1940

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1940

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The diary documents Waldo Schmitt's work with the Fish and Wildlife Service during their Alaska King Crab Investigation, 1940. The dates include August 28 - December 8, 1940. Subject matter covers the vessel and its accommodations (including sketch); interactions between investigation participants; issues with collecting and voyage; sea conditions; specimens collected (fish listed by scientific name, shells, crab); information about local inhabitants and communities encountered; collecting sites; details about canneries; and vessels used. Locations in Alaska and The Aleutians include the vicinity of Port Ashton, Squaw Harbor, Cold Bay, Alitak Bay, and Olga Bay.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 28, 1940

End Date

Dec 08, 1940

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  • Crustacea
  • Alaska king crab
  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology
  • Crustaceans


  • Cold Bay
  • Port Ashton
  • United States
  • Alitak Bay
  • Olga Bay
  • Alaska
  • Squaw Harbor
  • Aleutians East


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 98