Luhr, James, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), 1989-1991

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The notebook documents the field work of James Luhr during his multiple trips in the U.S.S.R [after 1991, in Russia] over the period of August 11, 1989 - March 11, 1998. Entries provide information on date, location, directions to the collection site, type of activity, names of collectors, and sample identifiers. Specimen information includes: identifier (e.g. BK-207), type of rock, color, count, density, metric measurements, inclusions (e.g. olivine) photo # (if any), description of terrain, sometimes stratigraphic or geospatial drawings. Some entries are written in a form of narrative. Locations include: Zakamensk, Ulan Ude, Oka river, Ulegchin river, Urbun river, etc. Occasionally, there is contact information of colleagues and collaborators.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 11, 1989

End Date

Mar 11, 1998

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  • Ulan-Ude
  • Irkutsk
  • Oka
  • Russia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-255

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Department of Mineral Sciences, Curatorial Records, 1940-2016

Physical Description

field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 folder 13