Foshag, William F Field notes, January 16-October 27, 1945

ID: SIA RU007281

Creator: Foshag, William F (William Frederick), 1894-1956

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1943-1949

Citation: William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

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The notebook describes work completed by William Foshag at Paricutín and Mesa de los Hornitos in Mexico, September 16, 1943 - October 27, 1945. Pages are numbered, entries are dated. Foshag highlights subjects in some entries by listing descriptive terms in the left hand margin, including shocks, arches, minerals, craters, and cone. Subject matter includes daily activities; ongoing eruptions and changes to the volcano; emanating gases, clouds, and material (i.e. bombs and ash clouds); weather; photographs and movies taken; specific volcanic flows; and detailed descriptions of samples. Includes some sketches and cross sections of emanations from Paricutín, a copy of text from a letter from John M. Barb, and a note on a movie by Bridge of Paricutín, dated November 14, 1949.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 16, 1943

End Date

Nov 14, 1945

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  • Geology
  • Volcanos
  • Volcanological research


  • Paricutín
  • Mexico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007281

Collection name

William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 4