Peterson field notes SVP 1965 - 66

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The journal documents the field work of Norman Peterson for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, July 21, 1965 - April 18, 1966. Pages are numbered (1 - 288). Includes multiple pasted and loose inserts. Entries are dated and cover travel details (time of day, destination), specimen collecting methods (type, quantity, location), temperature and weather (and relative humidity) sometimes with time of day, specimens collected (mammals, lizards, birds), photographs taken, daily activities, vegetation and terrain, notes about specimen labels, and specimens processed (00041 - 04048). Entries often refer to numbered net locations. Location information includes combination of altitude, town, distance from, and latitude and longitude. Includes hand drawn maps of collecting sites with notes indicating trap and net locations as well as area vegetation and landmarks.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 21, 1965

End Date

Apr 18, 1966

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
  • 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