Field notes and diary, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, 1912, 1913, 1920

ID: SIA RU007082

Creator: Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1912-1920

Citation: Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, August 17 - December 2, 1912; June 21 - 23, 1913; October 12 - 17, 1920. Entries are dated and often with location, travel details, weather, photographs taken, plant specimens collected, preparing slime mold and fungi specimens, lists of plants at locations, daily activities, individuals with whom worked, collecting in inland bodies of water, descriptions and geological sections of terrain including cuts into terrain (numbered), social interactions, lists of expenses. Some pages were tabbed, and some notes are crossed out. Locations are listed on the cover chronologically. Locations include Cedar Lake, Rice Lake, Storm Lake, Chariton, Indianola, Keokuk, Montrose, Irish Woods, Homestead, Clarkson, Weston, (no state specified); Forest City, Okoboji, Ocheyedan, Cherokee, Sac City, Lake View, Harlan, Council Bluffs, Muscantine, Amana, Floyd county, Sioux City, Iowa; Schuyler, Dodge, Wahoo, Valparaiso, Nebraska; and St. Louis, Missouri.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 17, 1912

End Date

Dec 02, 1920

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Saint Louis
  • Cherokee
  • United States
  • Sac City
  • Valparaiso
  • Sioux City
  • Amana
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Okoboji
  • Missouri
  • Ocheyedan
  • Floyd
  • Forest City
  • Muscatine


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 25