Field diary, volume 2, 1959-1963

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.


The field diary documents preparations and work completed during 1959-1963, including the Bredin-Smithsonian led expedition during 1959 aboard the yatch Mareva, preparations for field work during 1960 and 1962, and his participation on the Bredin-Smithsonian expedition work in 1962. Entries are dated and describe travel details, preparations and logistics, challenges in planning, and field work completed during 1963 in Tahiti. Field work descriptions include details about colleagues, locations, work completed, daily activities, and personal observations.

Date Range


Start Date


End Date


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


  • Marine invertebrates
  • Invertebrates


  • Tahiti
  • French Polynesia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-300

Collection name

Harald Alfred Rehder Papers, 1957-1976

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3