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Looking to learn more about insects after working on transcriptions for the Bumblebee Project? Get a new perspective on biology research from this fascinating Arthur Wilson Stelfox field book documenting his work collecting insects (primarily hymenoptera, which include species like wasps, bees, and ants.) This work took the Irish-native and Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, across his home country. His notes, from March 1929 through April 1931, includes specimen data and environmental observations, as well as Stelfox's own thoughts about future collecting. Help us make this fascinating field book accessible to the public!
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This second volume of H. A. Allard's field book list of collected specimens includes numbers 1711-3420 collected in the course of his work in Virginia, and West Virginia from 1936-1937. His dated specimen entries include locality, scientific name, and notes regarding growing conditions. Many of the specimens were collected in the Bull Run Mountains, an area in Virginia's northern piedmont which is home to several forest and woodland community types, some of them rare botanical communities. Help us to transcribe Allard's specimen collecting notes and make them more accessible to researchers and scholars.
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Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, but Brazil became the real heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon would name 18 new species of grasses (and a genus would be named after her!), and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make Calderon's work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the very year she made her bamboo discovery!
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Miners began digging for silver in Cooks Peak, New Mexico, in 1876 and continued mining silver, lead, and zinc for nearly 100 years after. What other discoveries were found in the mountain range? Find out with National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist G. Arthur Cooper's 1964 field notes! Cooper conducted research in Cooks Peak during one of his many collection trips through Texas and New Mexico. Dig into Cooper's 1964 field notes and join other volunteers in transcribing them!
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Could clams help create an environment where fossils can form? Fragments of hadrosaur eggshells were found in only two sites at Dinosaur Provincial Park of southern Alberta that contained large amounts of pisidiid (pea) clams and other species. Scientists think calcium carbonate released from the shells helped the fragile eggshells to fossilize. Irish naturalist Arthur Wilson Stelfox (1883-1972) was studying non-marine Mollusca in Great Britain and Ireland long before the findings in Canada. This journal contains his field notes from June 1911 to September 1917. Specimen lists includes comments about abundance, commonality, measurements, and water temperatures along with some photographs. Join us and help transcribe Stelfox's notes for easier access by today's paleontologists and scholars.
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By 1891, the United States National Museum had entered its second decade. Its curators have consistently submitted annual, and sometimes more frequent reports to the Director of the Museum describing the work of their various sections. The Materia Medica Section continues its work to seek out new acquisitions, review collections proffered by other individuals or nations, conduct experiments, and present the growing collection in a way that the public and the medical profession could learn from its contents while being sensitive to the differing depths of interest. Join other volunteers to transcribe the 1890 - 1891 report of the Materia Medica Section.
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The curators of the Materia Medica Section of the United States National Museum had shepherded their collections through rapid growth over the first decade of the Museum by the time this annual report is filed. Responsibility for filing annual and sometimes more frequent reports has shifted between curators James Flint and Harold Beyer. For 1891 - 1892, the responsibility was past to William S. Dixon of the U. S. Navy. Join other volunteers to transcribe the 1891 - 1892 report of the Materia Medica Section.
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What goes into designing a museum exhibit? Presenting information can be done so many different ways, some very engaging, others not so much. Help us to transcribe this 1885-1886 annual report and learn more about the approach the staff of the National Museum's Materia Medica Section went about tackling this challenge. To see the section's reports from other years, see READ MORE.
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Since the opening of the United States National Museum in 1881, the Materia Medica Section had dutifully submitted reports of its activity, sometimes as frequently as monthly. In the Summer of 1887, we find an extensive annual report of the previous year's activity together with interim reports. Please join us in transcribing this material and learn more about the role these curators and their collections played in the work of acquiring and disseminating knowledge. For other USNM Curators Annual Reports, see READ MORE below.
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Today, it is easy to take typescript for granted. However, can you image what a relief it must have been for Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Smithsonian Secretary and Director of the National Museum. Baird had a voluminous correspondence with authorities across the United States and abroad as he worked to develop the national collection. This annual report from the Materia Medica Section was typed. A hint of things to come. Please join us in transcribing this curatorial annual report.