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Abstract

This folder consists of materials related to McClure's field work related to bamboo ski poles for the United States war efforts, World War II, 1943-1943. The folder includes a confidential report, typed from memory by McClure after meeting with L.W. Bass and D. A. Wallace, March 1944, regarding the need for bamboo ski poles for the war. McClure was brought on to manage the testing and identification of a suitable alternative for Tomkin cane for the war effort. Materials include: typewritten notes, handwritten notes, newspaper clipping, progress reports, vaccination certificate, characteristics and specifications of ski poles (with drawings of ski poles), soil analyses, and travel documents. Localities include: Venezuela, Honduras.

Date Range

1943-1944

Start Date

1943

End Date

1944

Access Information

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Topic

  • Ski poles
  • Plants
  • Bamboo
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Botany
  • World War II

Place

  • Venezuela
  • Honduras

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Accession #

SIA Acc. T90028

Collection name

Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers, 1913-1970

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 111