Summer 1977 Slides, 1 North, 1 BK, and Lost, 1978-1979

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The box of slides documents the field work of William Osman relating to benthic marine life during 1977, 1979-1980. Images primarily show benthic marine life growing on plates that have been submerged in areas along the California coast. Slides contain information including identifier (e.g. 4K1 1SK), month and year (e.g. 11-79), and unidentified information (e.g. 7163). Slides are organized into four columns and described on a piece of paper lining the inside of the box lid. The four columns are headed with 1SK (K1) Summer 77, 1SK Winter 77, 2SK (SOK2), and 3SK (K3). Cells below contain description regarding size and duplicates.

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  • Marine Biology
  • Benthic animals
  • Marine biology


  • United States
  • California


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Slides (photographs)

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-326

Collection name

Richard William Osman Papers, 1977-1981

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 folder 1