1943 McClure diary, field trips

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This item consists of the collected handwritten and typed notes of F. A. McClure from field work in Colombia and Venezuela, 1943. McClure's work on bamboo (NDRC Bamboo Project) was related to a project to find bamboo for ski poles to be used in the war effort. Includes Colombian itinerary, travel documents and ephemera, typed progress reports, and diary entries. Localities include: Cali, Caracas, and Ciudad Bolivar.

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


  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Caracas
  • Cali
  • Ciudad Bolívar


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA Acc. T90028

Collection name

Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers, 1913-1970

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 9 Folder 81