Diary 1968

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The diary documents Roman Kenk's daily activities and field work during 1968. The book is preprinted with date, and entries describe daily activities: 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, fish hatcheries, and towns; water properties (pH, temperature, presence of planarians, appearance including clarity); and expenses. Locations included Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia; Virginia including Front Royal; Durham, North Carolina; Howard county, Maryland; San Jose to Truckee, California; Albuquerque to Santa Fe, Arizona; Boone county, Missouri; Union county, Illinois; Orono, Maine.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1968

End Date

Dec 31, 1968

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  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • California
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • 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