Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Fisheries and Wildlife Department Photographs, 1938-1986

Scope and Content Note

The Fisheries and Wildlife Department Photographs consist of images taken or assembled by the department that document students and faculty as well as the teaching and research programs in fisheries and wildlife. The bulk of the photographs were separated from the Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records (RG 190) and include photographs of big game field trips conducted by the department; a fish pond field day in Jefferson County in 1968; and several Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit projects.

The big game field trip photographs are primarily group photographs of the students and faculty that participated in the annual trips; they also depict locations visited during the trips as well as guest leaders. The fish pond field day was sponsored by the Extension Service for a group of third graders at the Roy Stevenson farm in Jefferson County; the students may include Native American children from Warm Springs.

The Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit photographs depict projects pertaining to waterfowl, pheasants, duck and geese hunting, and antelope.

The collection also includes images of Fisheries and Wildlife alumnus Don Carr receiving the Distinguished Service Cross in 1971; Thomas G. Scott, department chair, presenting an award for best paper at the Oregon Wildlife Society meeting to Eleanor Horvitz; and a field trip to the Murderer's Creek deer range.

The collection consists predominantly of b/w prints and negatives; there are a few color prints included.

An addition to the Fisheries and Wildlife Department Photographs (Accession 2011:067) consists of images taken by Fisheries and Wildlife faculty that were used for instruction regarding fish identification and classification. In addition to various fish species, these slides document hatchery facilities, aquaculture operations, the harvesting of fish/clams, dams, fish ladders, and drawings outlining anatomical features of fish. Numbering 4583 images in total (4383 slides and 200 negatives), these photos were shot primarily by Carl Bond and Howard Horton, but also by D.W. Linn and D. J. Neff. Many of the fish reflected in these slides were caught or managed in Oregon, though a number of the images were taken outside the U.S. in places such as Thailand, Brazil, Japan, India, Korea, Yemen, Australia, and Chile. Images of OSU facilities portrayed in these slides include the Ichthyology Lab, the fish specimen collection, the Oyster Lab at Yaquina Bay, and Nash Hall during its construction. Also found in this transfer is a cassette tape sound recording designed to be played with the largemouth bass anatomy slide presentation and a listing of the classification of fishes.

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