Gonzalez, Jenaro, Field notes, July 1943-August 1945, Typed copy, in Spanish

ID: SIA RU007281

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1943-1945

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

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The notebook documents Jenaro González Reyna 's field work with William Forshag on multiple trips to Paricutín Volcano in Mexico, July 1943-August 1945. It is a typed copy, in Spanish, and is a compilation of field notes and observations, each including a title page. Pages are numbered, and entries are dated. Entries describe daily activities; ongoing eruptions; details of odors, clouds and bombs emanating from the volcano; changes in the terrain and cone; details about Zapicho vent; nearby community of San Juan; and references to photographs. Some entries are headed with subjects. Toward the back is a history of the volcano and prior to the volcano's activity. This sections includes details about the towns and some individuals, with names. Includes illustrations.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 23, 1943

End Date

Aug 03, 1943

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  • Geology
  • Volcanos
  • Volcanological research


  • Mexico
  • Paricutín


  • 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 5