Field notes and diary, Audubon and Shelby counties, Iowa, 1912, 1913

ID: SIA RU007082

Creator: Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1912-1913

Citation: Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Audubon and Shelby counties, Iowa, December 12, 1912; August 13 - September 7, 1913. Entries are dated and describe travel details, weather, terrain (layers, composition, color, appearance, measurements,deposits of loess, presence of fossils), descriptions of cuts (numbered) in terrain along the railroads, list of trees observed at sites, geological sections, photographs taken (with descriptions), Some lists of plants are headed by location and type of terrain (prairie ridges). Locations include in the vicinity of Bowmans Grove, Corley, Polk,and Defiance, Iowa.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 12, 1912

End Date

Sep 07, 1913

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • Bowmans Grove
  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Shelby
  • Defiance
  • Corley
  • Township of Polk
  • Audubon


  • 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 26