Diary 1967

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The diary documents Roman Kenk's daily activities and field work during 1967. The book is preprinted with date. Entries describe daily activities: office work, specimen identification, meetings with colleagues, collections studied, and field work. Locality of collections studied are often indicated and are from across the country. Field work details describe routes taken including roads, geological landmarks, and towns; description of environment conditions including terrain, water properties (pH, temperature, bottom composition, sometimes multiple locations), specimens collected (appearance and quantity); and photographs taken. Locations include the vicinity of Great Falls, Virginia; Rock Creek Park (District of Columbia); Everett Springs, Tennessee; towns in Kansas including Lawrence; San Jose, Monterey county, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, California; Tucson, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Provo, Utah; Fort Bridger, Wyoming; Denver, Colorado.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1967

End Date

Dec 31, 1967

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  • Oregon
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Tennessee
  • California
  • Kansas
  • Virginia
  • Utah
  • Arizona


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007383

Collection name

Roman Kenk Papers, circa 1921-1987

Physical Description

1 Diary

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 Folder 78