Field notes and diary, Lake Okoboji, Iowa, 1912

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Lake Okoboji, Iowa, May 16 - August 16, 1912. Entries are dated, and include lists of plants headed by location and type of terrain (sometimes date), weather, travel details, plant specimens collected, daily activities, academic work, descriptions of terrain (color, composition, measurements, appearance), and dredging and mollusks found (numbered). Some entries are crossed out. Includes hand drawn maps.

Date Range


Start Date

May 16, 1912

End Date

Aug 16, 1912

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  • Animals
  • Geology
  • Mollusks
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • United States
  • South Dakota
  • Okoboji Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 24