Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, Norman Peterson, 1 July - 23 September 1968 journal

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The journal documents the field work of Norman Peterson for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, July 1 - September 23, 1968. Entries are dated and in two formats, narrative and numbered list. The numbered lists detail collecting events including collecting methods (type, quantity, location), specimens collected (mammals, birds, lizards, ectoparasites, amphibians), range of time, weather, habitat, specimens processed (23610 - 24800), and comments. Other entries detail travel details (routes, destinations, campsites), daily activities and time of day, and communications with colleagues. Collecting areas are numbered and include detailed descriptions of vegetation (including types) and terrain. There are hand drawn maps. There is a list of animals collected for organs including specimen number, type, sex, and date.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 01, 1968

End Date

Sep 23, 1968

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-449

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, 1965 - 1968

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals