Field notes and diary, Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, February-April 1936

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Field notes and diary document Bohumil Shimek's work in Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, February 3 - April 3, 1936. Entries are dated and include destinations and distances, travel details (times of day, mode of travel, destinations, accommodations), work activities, weather, lists of mollusk shells observed, and dated lists of expenses. A portion describes a trip to Gulf of Mexico, additionally describing observations of shale and oil producing regions, flora and fauna observed (including birds), plant specimens (moss, slime mold), photographs taken, descriptions of communities visited, and sketches and geological sections of terrain. Locations and routes are identified with a combination of counties, towns, streets, and landmarks. Includes loose inserts of notes.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 03, 1936

End Date

Apr 03, 1936

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  • Animals
  • Geology
  • Mollusks
  • Paleontology


  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Missouri
  • Louisiana


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007082

Collection name

Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 4 Folder 6