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Smithsonian Releases Catalog of Field Books

Catalog records for thousands of field books from the Smithsonian Institution are now available online.  The Field Book Project makes available details about the collection of biological specimens from 542 collections housed at the Smithsonian Institution.  More than 6,600 field books are included in the project.

In addition to the detailed catalog records, researchers now have access to 927 authority files providing biographical and historical details for the persons, organizations, and expeditions involved in the creation of these field books.  A subset of these records includes digital images of field books for viewing alongside the records.

Access the Field Book Project at

Smithsonian Releases Catalog of Field Books
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