Diary 1970

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The diary documents Roman Kenk's daily activities and field work during 1970. The book is preprinted with date, and 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 (bodies of water), and towns; water properties (pH, temperature, appearance including clarity); presence of planarians; photographs taken (during trip to Japan and Hong Kong), and expenses. There is an index of locations, organized by state, in the back of the notebook. Locations included but are not limited to the vicinity of Great Falls, Fairfax county, Augusta county, Virginia; Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California; Yellowstone National Park, Montana; Uinta county, Wyoming; eastern Kansas; Logan county, Arkansas.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1970

End Date

Dec 31, 1970

Access Information

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  • Invertebrates
  • Planariidae


  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Augusta
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • California
  • Kansas
  • Tahoe, Lake
  • Truckee
  • Arkansas
  • Fairfax
  • Logan
  • Uinta


  • 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 79