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William L. Finley Papers, 1899-1946View associated digital content.

The William L. Finley Papers document the wildlife conservation work of Finley and his wife Irene, and the photography work of Herman T. Bohlman, who worked with Finley in the first decade of the 20th century. Finley was a photographer, filmmaker, and author who wrote and lectured extensively on wildlife conservation issues. The collection includes published and unpublished manuscripts, lecture and field notes, reports, correspondence, photographs and motion picture films.  The majority of the Finley Papers are being digitized at this time.  Portions of the collection will be unavailable for research during the digitization process.  Researchers are advised to contact the Special Collections and Archives Center in advance to confirm that desired materials are available.
ID: MSS Finley
Extent: 11.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research. Original motion picture films are restricted; researchers are to use VHS or DVD reference copies.  The majority of the Finley Papers are being digitized at this time.  Portions of the collection will be unavailable for research during the digitization process.  Researchers are advised to contact the Special Collections and Archives Center in advance to confirm that desired materials are available.
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Preferred Citation: William L. Finley Papers (MSS Finley), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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Series 1: Manuscripts, circa 1910-1942 Add to Shelf
This series consists of typewritten and handwritten manuscripts of newspaper and magazine articles, books, lecture notes, circa 1910-1942. Some were submitted to publications such as Pacific Monthly, Sunset Magazine, Century and Nature Magazine. Many describe particular species of birds. Authors include William L. Finley, Irene Finley, Phoebe Finley, Kenneth Reid, and Ed Averill.
Box-Folder 1.1: Manuscripts: Typescripts, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Manuscripts: Typescripts, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Manuscripts: Typescripts and Handwritten, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Manuscripts: Typescripts and Handwritten, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Manuscripts: Typescripts and Handwritten, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Manuscripts: Typescripts and Handwritten, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Manuscripts: Typescripts, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Manuscripts: Typescripts, 1930s Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: Manuscripts: Typescripts, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Manuscripts: Typescripts, 1924-1942 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Publications, 1905-1945 Add to Shelf
This series consists of publications, including typescripts and newspaper clippings of articles written by William and Irene Finley and Ed Averill for the Oregon Journal and the Sunday Oregonianbetween 1935 and 1945 The articles describe bird, fish and mammal species, wildlife refuges, and trips taken by the Finleys. Some are editorial in nature, such as advocating for a new Portland zoo or calling for certain limits on hunting. The series also includes articles written for Nature, National Geographic, and other publications.
Box-Folder 3.2: Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal, 1935-1945 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal, 1935-1945 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.4: Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal, 1935-1945 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.5: Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal, 1935-1945 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.1: Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal, 1935-1944 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.2: Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal, 1935-1945 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 19.12 - 19.13: Newspaper clippings from the Oregon Journal, 1938, 1940 Add to Shelf
"Angling for Chipmunks furnishes good fun”. Written by Irene Finley, photographs by William L. Finley. Oregon Sunday Journal, October 9, 1938;“The canny woodchuck”. Written by Irene Finley, photographs by William L. Finley. Oregon Sunday Journal, October 9, 1938; “Sweet minstrel of the night”, Written by Irene Finley, photographs by William L. Finley, Oregon Sunday Journal, June 23, 1940, pg. 6; Otter was a bit too much for collie”, By William L. Finley and Ed F. Averill. Oregon Sunday Journal, June 23, 1940, pg. 6.
Box-Folder 4.3: "A Study in Bird Confidence," William L. Finley, The Condor, July/August 1905 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.4: "The Cruise of a Modern Prairie Schooner," December 1910 (article sent to several newspapers) Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.5: "Hunting Birds with a Camera," William L. Finley, reprint from National Geographic Magazine, 1923 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.6: "Camera Hunting in the Northland," Nature, February - May 1927 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.7: Sketch of Irene Finley's experiences for the Associated Press, 1928 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.8: Newspapers -- letters to the editor and news releases, 1930-1931 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.9: Arthur N. Pack's mountain lion articles, February 1930 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.10: "Believe it or Not" contest, Oregonian, 1932 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.11: "Sportsmen Kill the Goose" and "Fish," Nature article typescripts, 1933 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.12: Seth Gordon article reprints, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.13: Article typescripts written by Phoebe Finley and William L. Finley, Jr. for high school publications, 1922-1924 and undated Add to Shelf
Series 3: Correspondence, 1909-1911, 1926-1940 Add to Shelf
This series consists of correspondence between William Finley and individuals in agencies, associations, commissions, academic institutions, and societies such as the National Association of Audubon Societies, state and federal Departments of Fish and Game, and the State of Oregon, as well as individuals, including Theodore Roosevelt and Oregon Governor Oswald West. It also includes correspondence related to the drafting of a bill proposal for a new State Fish and Game Commission for Oregon, and Finley’s subsequent appointment as Chairman, as well as bills for wild bird protection that led to the establishment of Oregon’s first wildlife refuges and private land reserves. Also included is correspondence between William and Irene Finley, between the Finleys and Campbell Church, pertaining to the Finleys' 1926 Alaska trip. Other topics addressed in the correspondence are exchanges with journal editors concerning Finley’s articles and photographs; Finley’s inquiries about providing lectures for a planned Midwest and East Coast trip that was later cancelled due to illness; requests for his photographs and requests for lectures. Also represented is the issue of illegal sale of hats using wild bird feathers at millineries in San Francisco and Los Angeles leading to the loss of species; Finley’s concerns regarding the attempted removal of meadowlark protection in California, due to a public perception that they negatively impact agriculture; arrangement and negotiation of a traveling demonstration train for the purpose of wild bird educational exhibits (activism).
Box-Folder 20.1: Correspondence, October 1909-October 1910 Add to Shelf
Includes detailed discussion of demonstration train planning, a project which was subsequently taken over by John P. Babcock, Mr. Grinnell and Mr. Clarke before the planning process was finished by Finley.
Box-Folder 20.2: Correspondence, November 1910-December 1910 Add to Shelf
Contains letters concerning Finley's possible appointment to the State Game Commission or as the Forestry Warden.
Box-Folder 20.3: Correspondence, January 1911-May 1911 Add to Shelf
Contains correspondence concerning drafting of the bill for the first Oregon Board of Fish and Game Commission, and reference to Finley’s appointment as head of the Commission. Finley’s letter to Theodore Roosevelt regards Finley’s photographs and a request for support for establishing Pacific Coast wild bird refuges. Also includes form letters concerning the same topic to other notable individuals such as Oregon Governor Oswald West are also included.
Box-Folder 20.4: Irene Finley to/from William L. Finley, December 1928 and January 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 20.5: Campbell Church, 1926-1929 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 20.6: Alaska trip to Pribilof Islands, 1926 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 20.7: General, 1928-1940 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Lectures, 1930-1940 Add to Shelf
Series IV consists of radio talks and brochures, clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's film lectures.
Box-Folder 4.14: "Malheur (Lake-Blitzen Valley) Migratory Waterfowl Refuge," proposed radio talk developed by William L. Finley and Stanley Jewett, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.15: Radio talk, "Northwestern Neighbors," Northwestern Electric, June 11, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.16: Film lecture introductory remarks, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.17: Film lecture brochures, circa 1930s Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 14.1: Film lecture brochures, "Camera Hunting on the Continental Divide", undated Add to Shelf
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.
Box-Folder 5.1: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1930 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.2: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1931 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.3: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1932 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.4: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1933 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.5: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1934 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.6: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.1: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1936 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.2: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1937 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.3: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1938 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.4: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.5: Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures, 1940 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Trip Notes, 1926-1938 Add to Shelf
This series consists of trip notes, most of which pertain to the Finleys' 1926 Alaska trip. Other notes document a 1931 Alaska trip by Arthur Pack and William Alakangas, a 1929 trip to Arizona and New Mexico, a 1927-28 trip to the eastern United States, and a 1938 trip to Oregon's Paulina Lake.
Box-Folder 7.1: William L. Finley, Alaska, 1926 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.2: Irene Finley, notes on Campbell Church trip, Alaska, 1926 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.3: Irene Finley, Alaska, 1926 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.4: Alaska notes, 1926 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.5: Arthur Pack, Alaska, 1931 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.6: William Alakangas (Chief Engineer of the Westward), Alaska, 1931 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.7: Arthur Pack?, Arizona-New Mexico expedition, 1929 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.8: Eastern trip, 1927-1928 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.9: Paulina Lake, Oregon, August 1938 Add to Shelf
Series 6: Organizations and Issues, 1909-1946 Add to Shelf
This series consists of files pertaining to various organization and issues. Organizations represented include the Isaac Walton League, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey, and the Oregon State Planning Board. Issues include reclamation in the Klamath and Malheur basins, salmon and Bonnevile Dam, stream pollution, and mountain lions. Also included is a 1915 report by Stanley Jewett, "Report on Birds Seen at Netarts Bay."
Box-Folder 7.10: "Report on Birds Seen at Netarts Bay," Oregon, Stanley Jewett, Jan. 26-Feb. 12, 1915 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.11: Fouke Fur Company, fur seal contract, 1931-1933 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.12: Isaak Walton League, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.13: Pollution of Streams, 1926 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.14: Klamath and Malheur materials, 1930-1935 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.15: Klamath Reclamation, 1917-1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.1: Notes on mountain lions, 1929 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.2: Oregon State Planning Board, 1934-1936 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.3: Report, President's Committee on Wildlife Restoration, 1934 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.4: Salmon and Bonneville Dam, 1934-1937 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 14.2: Salmon and Bonneville Dam drawings, 1934 and 1937 Add to Shelf
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.
Box-Folder 8.5: Scheffer Reports (Theo H. Scheffer) -- waterfowl surveys, 1933-1935 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.6: United States vs. State of Oregon (Malheur and Harney Lakes), 1933-1934 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.7: U.S.D.A., Bureau of Biological Survey, Migratory Bird Advisory Board, 1933-1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.8: U. S. Department of Interior, agreement between Bureau of Reclamation and Biological Survey, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.9: U.S. Department of Interior proposed name change, 1935 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.10: U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1923-1934 Add to Shelf
Klamath District issues.
Box-Folder 8.11: U.S. Forest Service, "Lake Survey of the Willamette National Forest", December 1937 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.12: General information on wildlife, 1909-1946 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.13: Reference index cards, undated Add to Shelf
Series 7: Personal Materials, 1899-circa 1920 Add to Shelf
This series consists of personal materials and includes academic materials and ephemera from William Finley's student days at the University of California, William and Irene Finley's 1906 wedding book, and Phoebe Finley's notebook on costume design from the 1920s.
Box-Folder 9.1: State Game Commission letterhead, circa 1911 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.2: Notebook, "Costume Design," Phoebe Finley, circa 1920s Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 1: University of California Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.3: Exams and scholastic reports, 1899-1901 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.4: Class notebook, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.5: Expense records, 1901-1902 and undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.6: Programs and dance cards, 1899-1904 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.7: The Occident (literary magazine), 1900-1902 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 14.3: Composition, "California's Grecian Theatre," William L. Finley, undated Add to Shelf
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.
Box-Folder 14.4: Wedding book, William and Irene Finley, 1906 Add to Shelf
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.
Series 8: Motion Picture Films, circa 1927-1935 Add to Shelf
Series VIII consists of several of Finley's motion picture films and related materials, such as film ownership notes, lecture posters, title lists and title placards. The films are silent, black and white 35mm safety film copies of earlier nitrate films and are grouped into three subseries. The first group consists of six films of the Pacific Northwest and Montana and date from 1927 to circa 1930. They document forests, Bonneville Dam, waterfowl, salmon, Crater Lake, and elk and mountain goats in Montana. The second group consists of five Alaska films documenting the Finleys' 1926 Alaska trip, various Aleutian Islands, Kenai, and Mt. McKinley. The third group consists of short film segments. They show the Finleys on board a ship, probably from one of their Alaska trips, and in Arizona and New Mexico. The latter includes footage of cactus and desert wildlife and birds. All films have been transferred and include a BetaSP or MiniDV duplication master and a VHS or DVD use copy. Most of the films have been made available online.
Sub-Series 1: Film notes, title lists and ownership information Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.8: "Exhibitor Says No," New Outlook, July 1935 Add to Shelf
article on showing of motion pictures in non-theater settings
Box-Folder 9.9: Film notes sent to Paramount Pictorial, 1933-1934 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.10: Film title lists Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.11: Film ownership, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 14.5: Film ownership notes, circa 1932 Add to Shelf
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.
Box-Folder 14.6: Film lecture poster for "Wild Animal Ouposts", circa 1927 Add to Shelf
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.
Box 10-13 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 2: Film title placards Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 3: Films 35mm, silent, black and white, safety base, 1926-1930 Add to Shelf
Access Restriction: Original motion picture films are resticted; researchers are to use VHS or DVD reference copies.
Alternate Format: All films have been transferred and include a BetaSP or MiniDV duplication master and a VHS or DVD use copy.
Sub-Subseries 1: Films of the Pacific Northwest, Montana and Colorado (6 reels) Add to Shelf
Box-Item 15.1: Woods, Waters, and Wildlife, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of fishing at Celilo Falls and the Oregon Coast (including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sea Lion Caves, and Three Arch Rocks). Includes title panels Crater Lake National Park; The Harvest of the Columbia; and Salmon, the main food of the Indians. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 15.2: The Forests, 1927 Add to Shelf
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of logging, beaver building dams, the Bonneville Dam, other wildlife, and a chipmunk in a camp. Includes title panels Live-trapping and transplanting beaver; and Wilderness areas where beaver are abundant. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 15.3: The Passing of the Marshlands, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes title panels The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters; Clear Lake Reservation in 1912; A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen; Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915; and A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 15.4: Waterfowl, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of various birds, including their nesting sites. The film ends with footage of a pet quail and pet duck with the family dog. Includes title panels P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marshland, added to Malheur refuge; Trapping and banding ducks; Winter refuge for waterfowl; and A new kind of duck dog. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 15.5: Getting Our Goat, 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine. Footage shows Finley donning a goat costume on order to approach the goats more closely for filming. Includes title panels Ptarmigan or snow grouse; On to Boulder Pass; Top of the Continental Divide; This was a splendid goat country, but we still had to climb the peaks to get above the goats unobserved; and It takes a goat to get a goat. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 15.6: In the Wake of the Wapiti, 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine. Filmed near Red Eagle (Montana?); includes footage of camp, porcupine, elk, moose and mountain goats. Includes title panels Fool hens; The trail needed patching; Leaving our horses we crept cautiously to the edge of a steep bank and peered over; The idea was to lie in wait at the stream crossing below the lick -- and it worked; and In the moose country. Digitized and available online.
Sub-Subseries 2: Alaska films, probably used in Finley's "Wild Animal Outposts" lecture (5 reels) Add to Shelf
Box-Item 16.1: Wild Animal Outposts, 1926 Add to Shelf
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of salmon fishing and fish counts. Includes title panels The story of the Bering Sea Expedition, led by Campbell Church and William L. Finley, under the auspices of the American nature Association and the Bureau of Fisheries of the United States Department of Commerce; Smaller craft for cruising rivers and lakes; Buffy joins the expedition. [water bird]; A salmon cannery at the head of the bay; Food for a nation in a salmon trap; The future of the salmon crop is guarded by the United States Bureau of Fisheries; and On up the river with the salmon run. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 16.2: Kenai and Kodiak, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes title panels Shooting mountain sheep from an ambush; Only Aleuts can fish here; Climbing to the aery of an American eagle; Nearby dinner for young eagles; and A joker somewhere the rest never humped and rolled like this.
Box-Item 16.3: Unimak and Bogoslof, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes title panels Returning to camp -- are we friend or foe?; A nest at the edge of the crater; Far below, on the beach, live the sea lions; and Are you a relative of mine?
Box-Item 16.4: The Pribilof Islands, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage the Westward, Native Alaskan children and a whale hunt. Includes title panels The bidarrah or ferry-boat at St. Paul; Santa Claus; The haunts of the blue fox; The lemming of the north; A Bering Sea beach, home of the fur seals; A stranger on the Pribilofs. [a bear cub]; Farewell to the Pribilofs -- we go a-whaling; and On the trail of Jonah. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 16.5: Mt. McKinley National Park, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of glaciers, wildlife, the Westward and a pet fawn. Includes title panels: On the lookout for rock ptarmigan; Hunting snowshoe rabbits; and Tracking mountain sheep. Digitized and available online.
Box-Item 16.6: Incomplete film segments, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
This includes various scenes (trims and out-takes) on board a ship and in Arizona and New Mexico. The film segments were spliced together in 2004. Includes footage of cactus and desert wildlife and birds. Includes title panels Potatoes may be all right, but crabs caught that very morning on the beach are better; Queer Creatures of the Cactus Country by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine; The Trail of the Rainbow by Arthur N. Pack and Eleanor Pack; On the plateau above the valley of the Chama River, New Mexico; We push on by way of lovely Mesa Verde, the home of forgotten races of mankind; and Repeated cloudbursts bring more difficulties. Digitized and available online.
Series 9: Photographs and Painting, circa 1900-circa 1940 Add to Shelf
This series consists of photographs and a painting. The bulk of the photographs are prints used in or similar to those in Finley's American Birds, taken by Finley and/or Herman Bohlman. Other photographs depict wildlife, including bears, mountain goats, birds and wolves; fish ladders at Bonneville Dam; and the Finleys and their children and grandchildren.
Sub-Series 1: Mounted Photographs, circa 1900-1910 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.1: Red-Tailed Hawks Add to Shelf
Item 1: Bohlman nearing the aerie of the red-tail in the tall cottonwood Add to Shelf
Item 2: Finley and Bohlman with cameras on a trail Add to Shelf
Item 3: Bohlman taking pictures at the aerie of the Red-tail, 120 feet from the ground Add to Shelf
Item 4: Nest and eggs of the Red-tail, April 15th Add to Shelf
Item 5: Another view of Bohlman taking pictures of the Red-tail nest Add to Shelf
Item 6: Young Red-tails in the downy stage, May 3rd Add to Shelf
Item 7: Bohlman unloading camera equipment in tree Add to Shelf
Item 8: Young Red-tails Add to Shelf
Item 9: Young Red-tails in the nest; river in background Add to Shelf
Item 10: Young Red-tails beyond downy stage (2 images) Add to Shelf
Item 11: Full-grown young Red-tails just before they left the aerie, May 24th Add to Shelf
Item 12: A full-grown young Red-tail, with the tail end of a carp showing in the nest Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.2: Flickers Add to Shelf
Item 1: Photographing the Flickers' nest Add to Shelf
Item 2: Nest and eggs of Flicker, with side of stump sawed out Add to Shelf
Item 3: Flicker at the front door of her home Add to Shelf
Item 4: Two Flickers on a stump Add to Shelf
Item 5: Four Flickers on a stump Add to Shelf
Item 6: Flicker on a branch Add to Shelf
Item 7: "About Face!" Five Flickers on a branch Add to Shelf
Extent: two images
Box-Folder 17.3: Hummingbirds Add to Shelf
Item 1: The Hummer saddled her cup on the lowest branch of a small fir Add to Shelf
Item 2: The nestlings began to fork out all over with tiny black horns Add to Shelf
Item 3: Young Hummers Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 4: Hummer in a nest in a fir tree Add to Shelf
Item 5: Hummers in a nest Add to Shelf
Item 6: Young Hummers about to leave the nest Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 7: Hummer in a nest Add to Shelf
Item 8: The Hummer feeding her young by regurgitation. She jabs her log bill down the baby's throat and injects him with honey Add to Shelf
Item 9: Mother hummingbird on edge of nest about to brood young. Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 images
Item 10: Rufous at home Add to Shelf
Item 11: Hummingbirds in next Add to Shelf
Not mounted.
Box-Folder 17.4: Bush-tits Add to Shelf
Item 1: Bush-tit perched on a branch Add to Shelf
Item 2: Nest Add to Shelf
Item 3: Male Bush-tit with green cutworm for young Add to Shelf
Item 4: Bush-tit at door of long-hanging nest Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 photographs
Item 5: Young Bush-tits waiting to be fed Add to Shelf
Item 6: Young Bush-tits beside long pendant nest Add to Shelf
Item 7: Parent and young Bush-tits on Herman Bohlman's arm Add to Shelf
Item 8: Bush-tit feeding young on top of Finley's cap Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.5: Nests and Young Birds Add to Shelf
Item 1: Photographing a nest Add to Shelf
Item 2: Nest Add to Shelf
Item 3: Several large nests (heron?) in trees Add to Shelf
Item 4: Heron? next to nest Add to Shelf
Item 5: Nest of fir branches with four eggs Add to Shelf
Item 6: Unidentified bird Add to Shelf
Extent: 4 photographs
Item 7: Young perched on branch outside of nest Add to Shelf
Item 8: Two young robins? in nest Add to Shelf
Item 9: Nest with four eggs Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints
Item 10: Three birds in a cherry tree Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 11: Young robins Add to Shelf
Item 12: Bluebird? feeding young Add to Shelf
Item 13: Bluebird at nest hole Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 photographs
Item 14: A mother Bluebird poising an instant after feeding her young Add to Shelf
Item 15: Bluebird? on a tree branch Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.6: Bluebirds, Yellow-throats, Sparrows, and Kingfishers Add to Shelf
Item 1: Nest and eggs of Yellow-throat? Add to Shelf
Item 2: Baby Yellow-throats in nest? Add to Shelf
Item 3: Nest and eggs of the Song Sparrow Add to Shelf
Item 4: Kingfishers perched on a snag Add to Shelf
Item 5: Kingfishers on the first day out of the nest fully fledged Add to Shelf
Item 6: Six of the frowzy-headed Fishers in a pose Add to Shelf
Item 7: Three unidentified babies in a nest Add to Shelf
Folder 7: Wrens Add to Shelf
Item 1: Mother Wren at the nest hole Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 2: Young Wrens just after leaving the next Add to Shelf
Extent: 4 photographs
Item 3: Wrens perched on a stump Add to Shelf
Item 4: Wide awake and on the tiptoe of expectancy Add to Shelf
Item 5: Feeding young Wrens Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.8: Yellow-throats Add to Shelf
Item 1: Young Yellow-throats quarrelling Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 2: Adult Yellow-throat with worm Add to Shelf
Item 3: The mother came with a big spider Add to Shelf
Item 4: Yellow-throats in a tree Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 5: Male Yellow-throat Add to Shelf
Item 6: Father Yellow-throat and young Add to Shelf
Item 7: Mother Yellow-throat and young Add to Shelf
Item 8: The mother dropped to the perch, and gave the nearer one a big caterpillar Add to Shelf
Item 9: Father Yellow-throat feeding young Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 10: Mother Yellow-throat and young Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.9: Warblers Add to Shelf
Item 1: Nest and eggs of the Black-throated Gray Warbler Add to Shelf
Item 2: The mother often brought in green cutworms Add to Shelf
Item 3: Two small nestlings Add to Shelf
Item 4: Disputing while mother is away Add to Shelf
Item 5: Two Warblers on a branch Add to Shelf
Item 6: Mother Warbler feeding young Add to Shelf
Item 7: Feeding fledglings Add to Shelf
Extent: 8 photographs
Box-Folder 17.10: Chickadees Add to Shelf
Item 1: Nest in a tree Add to Shelf
Item 2: Nest and eggs of Chickadee Add to Shelf
Item 3: Chickadee at the threshold of her home Add to Shelf
Item 4: Mother Chickadee at back door of her nest Add to Shelf
Item 5: Chickadee at nest hole Add to Shelf
Item 6: Chickadees on perch outside of nest hole Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 photographs
Item 7: Chickadees in a family jar Add to Shelf
Item 8: Chickadees on a stump; adult feeding young Add to Shelf
Item 9: "Here we are! We are seven." Chickadees on a perch outside nest hole Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.11: Individually Mounted Photos, circa 1900-1910 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Bohlman and Finley in camp along the Lewis River? Add to Shelf
Item 2: Ellis Hadley (left), William Finley (center), and Herman Bohlman wading across a river on their way to a red-tailed hawks' nest, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Item 3: View of a mountainside farmstead Add to Shelf
Item 4: View of a farmstead along a river or bay Add to Shelf
Item 5: Still life photos of pheasant hunting Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Box-Folder 17.12: Unmounted prints of birds used in American Birds, circa 1900-1905 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Young Golden Eagle not fully fledged. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 1
Item 2: The Hummer saddled her cup on the lowest branch of a fir tree. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 2
Item 3: Mother hummingbird on edge of nest about to brood young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 3
Item 4: The hummer feeding young by regurgitation. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 4
Item 5: Rufous at home. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 5
Item 6: Young hummers about to leave nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 6
Item 7: Chickadee at the threshold of her home. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 8
Item 8: Mother chickadee at back door. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 10
Item 9: Nest and eggs of Flicker, with side of stump sawed out. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 13
Item 10: Flicker at front door of her home. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 15
Item 11: Male Yellow-throat. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 16
Item 12: The mother came with a big spider (Yellow-throat). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 17
Item 13: Nest and eggs of Yellow-throat. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 18
Item 14: The mother dropped to the perch and gave the nearer one a big caterpillar (Yellow-throat). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 19
Extent: 2 prints
Item 15: Mother Grosbeak feeding young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 21
Item 16: Male Grosbeak feeding young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 22
Item 17: Male Grosbeak at nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 24
Item 18: Full-grown young Redtail Hawk. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 25
Item 19: Nest and young of the Redtail. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 26
Item 20: Young redtails in the downy stage. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 27
Item 21: Nest full of young Crows, about half-grown. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 29
Item 22: Jack Crow's perch in the apple tree. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 30
Item 23: Nest and eggs of Barn Owl. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 32
Item 24: Downy young Barn Owls about three days old. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 33
Item 25: A study in sentiment (Barn Owl). Add to Shelf
Item 26: Barn Owl in full flight. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 35
Item 27: Half-grown Barn Owls, about six weeks old. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 36
Item 28: Young Barn Owl in fighting attitude. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 37
Item 29: Wide awake and on tip-toe of expectancy (Wren). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 38
Item 30: Mother Wren at the nesthole. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 39
Item 31: A young Vigors Wren just after leaving nest in dead alder. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 40
Item 32: Feeding young Wrens. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 41
Item 33: Bush-tit at door of long hanging nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 43
Item 34: Young Bush-tits beside long pendent nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 44
Item 35: Male Bush-tit with green cutworm for young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 45
Item 36: Butcher-bird. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 46
Item 37: Pair of young Shrikes or Butcher-birds. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 47
Item 38: He often perched in the pear tree (Butcher-bird). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 48
Item 39: Nest and eggs of Black-throated Gray Warbler. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 49
Item 40: Two small nestlings (Gray Warbler). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 50
Item 41: Disputing while mother is away (Warblers). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 51
Extent: 2 prints
Item 42: The mother often brought in green cutworms (Warbler). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 52
Item 43: The gray mother rewarded him with a mouthful (Warbler). Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 53
Extent: 2 prints
Item 44: She did not forget the hungry, more timid fledglings in the nest (Warbler). Add to Shelf
Item 45: The door to the Kingfisher's home. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 57
Item 46: They perched on the projecting snags over the water (Kingfisher). (Similar to print in American Birds.) Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 58
Item 47: Song Sparrow about to break home ties. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 59
Item 48: Nest and eggs of the Song Sparrow. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 60
Item 49: Song Sparrow on a fence. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 61
Item 50: The White-crowned Sparrow father with food for young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 62
Item 51: Female White-crowned Sparrow. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 63
Item 52: Female White-crowned Sparrow with food for young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 64
Item 53: A pair of White-crowned Sparrows. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 65
Item 54: Young Blue Jay in nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 66
Item 55: The Bluebird mother at the nest hole. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 67
Item 56: Young Blue Jay just leaving the nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 68
Item 57: The male Bluebird with food for young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 69
Item 58: Another Bluebird poising an instant after feeding her young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 70
Item 59: Mother Oriole feeding young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 71
Item 60: Basket nest of the Oriole. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 72
Item 61: Young Cassin Vireos on branch over basket nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 73
Item 62: Cassin Vireo beside nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 74
Item 63: Warbling vireo feeding young. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 75
Item 64: Warbling Vireo at nest after feeding. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 76
Item 65: Phoebe and young on wire of the fence. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 77
Item 66: Young black Phoebe in nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 78
Item 67: The Thrush mother at nest edge. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 81
Item 68: The Thrush on her nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 82
Item 69: Young Thrush on a wild raspberry. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 83
Item 70: Young Robins at home. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 84
Item 71: A Robin in the cherry tree. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 85
Item 72: Nest and eggs of the Gull. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 86
Item 73: The perfect poise of the Gull. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 87
Item 74: Young Sea Gulls in the nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 88
Item 75: A Gull at home on the rocks. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 89
Item 76: A pair of Gulls on the wharf. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 90
Item 77: Gull just catching a bite that is thrown to it. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 91
Item 78: Gulls perched on the anchor chain awaiting dinner. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 92
Item 79: Young Great Blue Heron. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 95
Item 80: Great Blue Heron in top of sycamore beside nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 96
Item 81: Black-crowned Night Heron on nest. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 97
Item 82: Young Night Heron clinging to limb. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 98
Item 83: Nest and eggs of the Golden Eagle. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 99
Item 84: Downy White Eagles at the age of 25 days Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 100
Item 85: Mottled young Eagles at the age of 40 days. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 101
Item 86: The royal twins at the age of 55 days. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 102
Item 87: Pair of young Golden Eagles at age of 62 days. Add to Shelf
American Birds print no. 103
Box-Folder 17.13: Assorted Loose Photograph Prints, circa 1900-1940 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Irene Finley with bear cubs in Alaska, circa 1926. Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints
Item 2: Yacht Westward, used in Alaska expeditions of the American Nature Association led by A. M. Pack and William L. Finley. Add to Shelf
Item 3: Irene Finley? with cougar kitten and bear cub Add to Shelf
Item 4: Kodiak bear in stream Add to Shelf
Item 5: Kodiak bear watching cameraman Add to Shelf
Item 6: Bears Add to Shelf
Extent: 6 photographs
Item 7: Two Kodiak bears standing upright in a stream (enlargements from motion picture film) Add to Shelf
Item 8: Young girl (Phoebe Finley?) and bear cubs Add to Shelf
Item 9: Western Grebe Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 photographs
Item 10: Owl, 1921 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Hutchins goose Add to Shelf
Item 12: Canadian geese Add to Shelf
Item 13: Goslings swimming Add to Shelf
Item 14: Rufous Hummingbird's nest and eggs in wild blackberries Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints
Item 15: Young mountain goat about three months old Add to Shelf
Item 16: Mountain goats, British Columbia Add to Shelf
Item 17: Mountain goat (enlargements from motion picture film) Add to Shelf
Item 18: Big horns Add to Shelf
Item 19: Dog barking at wolf pup? Add to Shelf
Item 20: Woman holding a wolf pup Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints
Item 21: Wolf pup playing with cameraman Add to Shelf
Item 22: Wolf pup chewing on camera case Add to Shelf
Item 23: Wolf pup Add to Shelf
Extent: 4 images
Item 24: Wolf pup and man with wheelbarrow Add to Shelf
Item 25: Seals Add to Shelf
Item 26: Mouse? Add to Shelf
Item 27: Microphotographs of tissue samples? Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 photographs
Item 28: Phoebe and Charles, March 1940 Add to Shelf
Item 29: Charles?, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints
Item 30: Irene Finley and grandchild?, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
Item 31: William L. Finley and grandchild?, 1940 Add to Shelf
Item 32: Arizona residence?, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
Extent: 7 photographs
Item 33: Man smoking a pipe Add to Shelf
Item 34: Two men in a canoe, Alaska? Add to Shelf
Item 35: Man on mast of a ship Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 images
Item 36: Whale hunting Add to Shelf
Item 37: View of a pond Add to Shelf
Item 38: Grove of oak trees? cyanotype print Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 17.14: Assorted Loose Photograph Prints, circa 1938-1940 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Bonneville Dam fish ladders, circa 1938 Add to Shelf
U.S. Interior Dept. photos
Extent: 3 photographs
Item 2: Color Print of Owl (Kotavachrome process), circa 1940s Add to Shelf
Item 3: Pronghorn antelope (Kotavachrome process), circa 1940s Add to Shelf
Box 18 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 2: Printing plates of Finley photos Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 14.7: Watercolor of two quail, by Brooks Add to Shelf
Dimension: apx. 12x17 in.
Series 10: Oversize Materials, 1909 - circa 1950 Add to Shelf
This series contains oversize materials, including maps and newspaper features and clippings.
Box-Item 19.1: Map of Columbia River & Sauvie Island, 1934 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 19.2: Map of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Company holdings (may show land sold to the U.S. goverment in 1935 for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge expansion) Add to Shelf
Box-Item 19.3 - 19.11: Newspaper features on wildlife, 1909-1914 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 19.14: Newspaper feature on Finley's films (Kansas City) Newspaper feature on Finley's films (Kansas City), 1939, , 1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 19.15: Film Placard re: The American Nature Association Add to Shelf
Box-Item 19.16: Advertisement for "The Toy", circa 1950 Add to Shelf
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