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Based at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, the Field Book Project offers an online location for scholars and others to visit when looking for field books and other field research materials. This ambitious project was funded by the Council for Library and Information Resources, the "Save America's Treasures" grant program, and the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Many of the treasures here can be accessed via the blog or the Flickr account, both of which can be accessed via the homepage. Clicking on the Blog link will bring visitors to the latest updates from the project. Here visitors will find updates from staff members, along with new additions to the field book collection. One recent, undated addition, crafted by the enigmatic Mrs. William Owen, describes the uses of plants in Guatemala. Moving along, visitors can view the Flickr sets, which include lantern slides, along with field guides from researchers such as Albert Spear Hitchcock. Hitchcock was quite an accomplished individual who spent much of his career in the late 19th and early 20th century researching the grasses of the United States.
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