Field notes and diary, Iowa, South Dakota, 1911

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota, April 13 - May 13, 1911. Entries are dated and describe travel, terrain (color, composition, measurements, appearance, rough sketches and geological sections), elevations, synopsis of letter from Professor J.H. Carman, and list of expenses. Terrain described includes bluffs, cuts in terrain for railroads (numbered), drifts, and river valleys. Locations include the vicinity of Lyon county, Okoboji, Des Moines, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; New Ulm, Minnesota.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 13, 1911

End Date

May 13, 1911

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  • Des Moines
  • Iowa
  • Okoboji
  • United States
  • Lyon
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • New Ulm
  • Sioux Falls


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 24