H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 401- 414, 1893-1894

About the Project

Where would you go to study insects in nature? Columbia University graduate student Harrison G. Dyar took to the shores of Lake Champlain in New York. What insects did Dyar--soon to be an expert in moth taxonomy--discover there? Find out for yourself with Dyar's field book, documenting his work in Massachusetts and upstate New York. Dyar's notes include observations he made while specimen collecting. In the years following, Dyar's career included 31 years working for the US National Museum. We are transcribing Dyar's field notes as part of #DigIntoDyar. To cap our event, Smithsonian Libraries will host a behind-the-scenes Google Hangout with Marc Epstein; he'll discuss Dyar's work, life, and legacy on May 17 at 2:30 pm ET (UTC-5). Join other digital volunteers in transcribing Dyar's field notes and make them accessible for future researchers!

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