Field correspondence August - October 1964

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


This field correspondence documents work completed during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, August to October 1964. Correspondence documents travel, supplies, shipments of specimens, and other logistics It also describes field work challenges, interactions (several references to an adopted pet dog), and observations of local flora and fauna. These include bird lists with notes on abundance, and sometimes date and description of studies of rat populations. There is some description of terrain. Locations include Pribilof, Alaska; Kure Island [Hawaii]. Correspondents are numerous.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1964

End Date

Sep 30, 1964

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Kure Atoll
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • American Samoa
  • Pribilof Islands


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 20 Folder 9