Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : investigations, Antarctica, 1962-1963.

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Abstract

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. The field book is a folder of printed leaves and some photocopies. It includes site investigations covering the Palmer Peninsula, Antarctica, and the South Shetland Islands. They are organized by sections numbers (I-XVIII) that follow geographical locations and approximate chronology. Dates range from January 18, 1962 to March 5, 1963. At end are appendices giving itineraries.

Date Range

1962-1963

Start Date

Jan 18, 1962

End Date

Mar 05, 1963

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Topic

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

Place

  • South Shetland Islands
  • Antarctica

Form/Genre

  • 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 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 35