Field notes and diary, Iowa, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Ohio, Kansas, 1916, 1918

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The field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Ohio, Kansas, September 29 - October 3, 1916; May 17 - June 29, 1918. Some pages were tabbed. Entries are dated and describe observed vegetation including trees and their surrounding environments, specimens collected (including lichens), photographs taken (numbered with descriptions), chronological list of expenses, lists of plants seen, social interactions, and hand drawn maps. Often locations are listed in a range of destinations. Locations include Okoboji, Iowa, 1916, 1918; Dune Park, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Woodbine, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; and Independence, (state unknown), 1918.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 29, 1916

End Date

Jun 29, 1918

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Omaha
  • Iowa
  • Okoboji
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Woodbine
  • Ohio
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh


  • 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 3 Folder 9