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Carl E. Bond Papers, 1944-2000

Collection Overview

Title: Carl E. Bond Papers, 1944-2000

ID: MSS Bond

Primary Creator: Bond, Carl E.

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: These records are organized into six series: I. Research Projects; II. Correspondence; III. Research Notes; IV. Lectures and Seminars; V. Publications; and VI. Photographs.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Bond Papers document the fisheries research conducted by OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Professor Carl E. Bond.

Scope and Content Notes

Series I pertains to research projects and consists of annual and quarterly progress reports, correspondence, presentation notes, studies, research outlines and proposals, and surveys. The bulk of this series documents three projects funded by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station: a survey of fishes in Oregon (#32), aquatic weed control (#34, 773), and aquaculture development in farm ponds (#294). Unnumbered projects in this series pertain entirely to research of Oregon and California freshwater and ocean fishes, including the identification and survey of sculpin, tui chub, and sucker varieties.

The correspondence in series II relates to Bond's research activities, interaction between others involved in fish research, the Peace Corps in Asia and other international research projects in Latin America and Africa, involvement with state agencies in the study and protection of endangered Oregon fish species, Bond's post as Assistant Dean of the graduate school, and faculty fellowships with the National Science Foundation.

Series III includes notes, research data, and studies pertaining to farm pond and weed studies, stream pollution, Coho salmon, the effects of certain chemicals on fish, fish oxygen consumption, Peace Corps research projects, and fisheries in India. The notes, which are found both in field notebooks and loose in folders, include research data originally compiled by Oregon State Fisheries and Wildlife Professor Roland Dimick.

Series IV contains a slide show script, presentation outlines, and a workshop guide from seminars and lectures presented by Bond. Consisting primarily of article reprints and abstracts, the publications in series V document fish research by Bond and others. This series also includes two publications on Oregon fish, one of which was written by Bond.

The photographs primarily depict various freshwater and ocean fishes and were generated as a byproduct of Bond's research, featured in publications, or were received by Bond for the purposes of identification. Images of farm pond weed research that include shots of a classroom field trip are among the photographs.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Alumnus and ichthyologist Carl Bond received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oregon State College in 1947 and 1948. Bond also received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1963, for which he left OSU in 1959 and returned in 1960. He began his teaching and research career in OSC's Fisheries and Wildlife Dept. in 1949 as Assistant Aquatic Biologist. Specializing in the study of freshwater fish, Bond established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on Sculpin cottidae. Bond was also involved in research internationally, working in Latin America and Africa, as well as India and Iran in Peace Corps projects from 1967 to 1971. In addition to his teaching post, Bond also held the position of Assistant Dean of the Graduate School from 1969 to 1974. He became Professor Emeritus of Fisheries in 1984.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 3 cubic foot boxes and 2 document boxes

Related Materials: Other materials relating to fish research and fisheries include the E. E. Wilson Papers (MSS WilsonEE), the Roland Eugene Dimick Papers (MSS Dimick), the Oregon Wildlife Federation Scrapbooks (MSS ORWildlife), Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records (RG 190), and the Agricultural Experiment Station Records (RG 025). Several of Bond's published works are available in the OSU Valley Library.

Preferred Citation: Carl E. Bond Papers (MSS Bond), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before Decemeber 11, 2015.


Bond, Carl E.
Dimick, Roland Eugene (1900-)

People, Places, and Topics

Bond, Carl E.
Freshwater fishes--Oregon.
History of Science
Marine fishes--Oregon.
Natural Resources
Oregon State College. Agricultural Experiment Station
Oregon State College. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Peace Corps (U.S.)
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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