Field notes and diary, Iowa, South Dakota, 1912, 1913

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, South Dakota, May 12, 1912 - August 13, 1913. Pages are tabbed. Entries are entered from the back and front of the notebook. Entries are dated and describe readings at Lake Okoboji, lists of plants from areas (headed with type of terrain), descriptions of banks of the lake and cuts into terrain along railroads, daily activities,and list of expenses. Contains hand drawn maps. Some notes are crossed out.

Date Range


Start Date

May 12, 1912

End Date

Aug 13, 1913

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Okoboji Lake
  • Iowa City


  • 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 25