Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : field notes, Antarctica, 1962-1963

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This field book is part of a collection of Waldo L. Schmitt papers. Schmitt was a carcinologist. He participated in many field trips and expeditions to observe crustaceans in the USA and around the world. Schmitt's last expedition was in 1962-1963, when he served as a member of the Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey of the United States Antarctic Research Program. During the survey, Schmitt collected over 29,000 specimens (crustaceans and other animals), which were added to the collections of the National Museum of Natural History. In recognition of his contributions to the United States Antarctic Research Program, the Board of Geographic Names designated a 30 mile ice-covered series of outcrops at the base of the Antarctic Peninsula, Schmitt Mesa. This field book is inscribed on its preliminary page: "All materials listed not kept just listed for report by W. L. S.--as he stated to me (Lup)." Dates range from December 19, 1962 to March 3, 1963. Notes give the date, station, conditions of hauls, type of fauna and flora observed, specimens collected.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 19, 1962

End Date

Mar 03, 1963

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  • Crustacea
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine biology--Antarctic Ocean--Observations
  • Crustacea--Antarctica
  • Natural History
  • Zoology
  • Crustaceans
  • Marine biology
  • Natural history




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-104

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt papers, 1924-1927, 1930-1932, 1937, 1941-1942, 1961-1963

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 34