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Ladislav Novak papers

Creator:
Novak, Ladislav Peter  Search this
Extent:
38 Linear feet
Note:
The collection is stored off-site. Advanced notice must be given to view the collection.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1979
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Novak's research on body composition and growth in children conducted at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also includes his physical fitness studies of corporate executives, Olympic athletes and police officers. Materials include research, charts, graphs and tables.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Ladislav Novak, a biological anthropologist, specializes in body composition, nutrition and the physiology of exercise. Born in Chlum, Czechoslovakia, Novak earned his BSC from Charles University in Prague and his MA (1961) and PhD (1962) from the University of Minnesota. From 1962 to 1966, he was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. He served as a consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic (1966-1972) before joining the anthropology faculty at Southern Methodist University.
Provenance:
Received from Ladislav Novak in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is restricted for privacy reasons. Contact the repository for more information.

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Topic:
Biological anthropology  Search this
Citation:
Ladislav Novak papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2003-29
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37b8420e9-8fc7-4cb9-93b2-35c0394a7e5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2003-29

Bohumil Shimek Papers

Extent:
8.51 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box) (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Diaries
Plates (illustrations)
Date:
1878-1936
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of correspondence with conchologists, naturalists, and shell collectors pertaining to shell collections and exchanges, and responses to Shimek's questionnaires on Pomatiopsis lapidarias and other shells; notebooks listing personal names of those to whom Shimek sent his publications on loess, geology, and botany; a notebook containing names of Czech-Americans; a notebook containing personal names listed under the counties of Iowa; field notes and diaries documenting Shimek's scientific field explorations throughout the Midwest, the Atlantic coastal states, the South, the Southwest, and Nicaragua; photographs showing mostly geological features and flora; a scrapbook on the geology of several counties of Iowa; a class book kept by Shimek while he was an instructor at the University of Nebraska; maps of different localities in Iowa and Nebraska; bibliographical cards on geological formations, shells, loess, and botany, arranged by subject and alphabetically thereunder; newspaper clippings, journal articles, and speeches, probably on soil erosion and prevention, and on foreign immigration.
Historical Note:
Bohumil Shimek (1861-1937) studied civil engineering at the State University of Iowa (SUI), where he received a C.E. degree in 1883 and an M.S. degree in 1902. He served as railroad and county surveyor for Johnson County, Iowa, 1883-1885, and taught sciences at Iowa City High School, 1885-1888. From 1888 until 1890, Shimek was an instructor in zoology at the University of Nebraska. From 1890 to 1932, he taught botany at SUI and served as the head of the Department of Botany, 1914-1919. In 1914, Shimek was an exchange professor at Charles University in Prague. Shimek was also Curator of the Herbarium, SUI, 1895-1937; President of the Iowa State Academy of Sciences, 1904-1905; a geologist for the Iowa State Geological Survey, 1908-1929; and Director of the Lakeside Laboratory, Lake Okoboji, Iowa. Shimek's interest in the natural sciences and geology covered many areas, but he was mostly known for his study of loess, loess fossils, and fossil malacology in Iowa and the prairie states. He was the author of the term, NEBRASKAN, which is used to describe the layer underneath the Aftonian interglacial deposits.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Diaries
Plates (illustrations)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7082, Bohumil Shimek Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7082
See more items in:
Bohumil Shimek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7082

Nature in Indian literatures and art / edited by Jaroslav Vacek and Hana Preinhaelterová

Title:
Pandanus '02
Author:
Pandanus '02 (2002 : Prague, Czech Republic)  Search this
Vacek, J (Jaroslav)  Search this
Preinhaelterová, Hana  Search this
Univerzita Karlovy Indologický ústav  Search this
Physical description:
186, [16] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2002
Topic:
Arts, Indic--Themes, motives  Search this
Nature in literature  Search this
Nature in art  Search this
Call number:
NX576.A1 P36 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_866311

Archeologists Find a Rare 4,500-Year-Old Egyptian Funerary Boat

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:02:24 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8f16c59b72b938dbd482609aef9c5252

How Does Nature Carve Sandstone Pillars and Arches?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:19:56 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_00b46e7b83e1f6224c1e3e55a8854697

Diary, European trip, 1914 (1 of 2)

Collection name:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Diary
Place:
Europe
Hungary
Soroksár
Danube River
Plzeň
Czech Republic
Bohemia
Austria-Hungary
Date Range:
1914
Start Date:
19140612
End Date:
19140722
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007082
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
See more records associated with this person:
Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2968
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Diary, European trip, 1914 (2 of 2)

Collection name:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Diary
Place:
Europe
Rhine
Germany
Kaiserstuhl
Rhine
Mainz
Austria-Hungary
Date Range:
1914
Start Date:
19140723
End Date:
19140906
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007082
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
See more records associated with this person:
Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2970
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Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936

Extent:
206 items (field books, illustrations, maps, sketches, black-and-white photographs)
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
United States
Iowa
Nebraska
South Dakota
Missouri
North Carolina
Mississippi
Austria-Hungary
Nicaragua
Germany
Prague
Bohemia
Czech Republic
Date Range:
1878, 1878-1936
Topic:
Plantae  Search this
Mollusca  Search this
Plantae  Search this
Animalia  Search this
Plants  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007082
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records associated with this collector:
Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
See more records from this field book collection:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC155

Sustainable use of traditional geomaterials in construction practice / edited by R. Přikryl, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic [and 4 others]

Editor:
Přikryl, Richard  Search this
Török, Ákos 1963-  Search this
Gómez-Heras, M (Miguel)  Search this
Miskovsky, K (Karel)  Search this
Theodoridou, M (Magdalini)  Search this
Issuing body:
Geological Society of London  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 311 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2016
Topic:
Building materials  Search this
Raw materials  Search this
Sustainable construction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1076339

Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937

Forename:
Bohumil  Search this
Surname:
Shimek  Search this
Occupation:
Geologists
Botanists
Zoologists
Paleontologists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1861
Death Date:
1937
See more records related to affiliations:
State University of Iowa
Iowa Geological Survey
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
See more records associated with this person:
Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP296

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