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Joe Cone Papers, 1952-1994

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Joe Cone Papers, 1952-1994

Predominant Dates: 1990-1993

ID: MSS Cone

Primary Creator: Cone, Joseph

Extent: 3.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Joe Cone Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Cone in the course of writing A Common Fate: Endangered Salmon and the People of the Pacific Northwest and include reference materials, correspondence, chapter drafts, and sound recordings of interviews pertaining to the history and sociology of the Northwest salmon crisis.

Scope and Content Notes

The Joe Cone Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Cone in the course of his research and writing of A Common Fate: Endangered Salmon and the People of the Pacific Northwest. The Papers include correspondence, notes, and chapter drafts; reference materials such as legislative bill statements, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, news releases, publications, reports, speeches, and statistical data; and sound recordings (52 cassette tapes), transcripts, and notes of interviews conducted by Cone and meetings he attended. The collection also includes computer files on CD-ROM.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Joe Cone is Assistant Director and Communications Leader for Oregon Sea Grant; he began work with Oregon Sea Grant in 1983. A Common Fate, explores the history and sociology of salmon depletion in the Pacific Northwest and tells the stories of Northwest citizens working to prevent extinction. Cone's book was originally published in 1995 by Henry Holt. A revised edition, with epilogue, was published by the Oregon State University Press in 1996.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 52 cassette tapes; 5 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials:

An oral history interview with Joe Cone is held in the Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection (OH 009).

The OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include a variety of collections pertaining to salmon in the Pacific Northwest including the Sea Grant College Program Records (RG 201), Hatfield Marine Science Center Records (RG 194), Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records (RG 190), Pacific Northwest Stream Survey Collection (MSS PNWSeedCat), E.E. Wilson Papers (MSS WilsonEE), Carl E. Bond Papers (MSS Bond), and the William L. Finley Papers (MSS Finley).

Preferred Citation: Joe Cone Papers (MSS Cone), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.


Cone, Joseph

People, Places, and Topics

Cone, Joseph
Ecosystem management--Government policy--United States.
Endangered species--Columbia River Watershed.
Fishery management--Oregon.
Fishes--Conservation--Columbia River Watershed.
Natural Resources
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Pacific salmon--Effect of habitat modification on--Columbia River Watershed.

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Sound recordings.

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