Guide to the Bob Wethern Papers 1950-2008
Cage 748

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Wethern, Robert E.
Title
Bob Wethern Papers
ID
Cage 748
Date [inclusive]
1950-2008
Extent
19.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
10 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and writings by Bob Wethern and others.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Bob Wethern papers, 1950-2008

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Bob Wethern (1921-2008) was born in Walla Walla, Washington to Milton and Rita Wethern. After attending schools in Washington and Minnesota, he entered the University of Idaho, where he majored in journalism. While a student, he became the sports editor of the Daily Idahonian.

Beginning in 1946, Wethern worked as a reporter and photographer at the Bremerton Sun, leaving in 1957 to take a position at the National Association of Manufacturers in Portland, Oregon, where he remained until his retirement in 1979.

Wethern's interest in sports and outdoor writing extended beyond his work as a journalist, and continued throughout his life. He edited a series of angling histories, the Rivers of Oregon, and played an important role in preparing the work of other writers for publication, including Lee Richardson and Robert H. Smith.

He was a charter member of the Flyfishers Club of Oregon, and also belonged to the Tau Epsilon fraternity, the Oregon Society of Association Executives, Toastmasters International, the Tacoma Club, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Federation of Fly Fishermen.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and writings by Bob Wethern and others.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in six series:

Series 1: "Celebrity Anglers" correspondence, 1950-2008

Series 2: "The Waterfowler's Pacific Flyway," 1980-2005

Series 3: Other Correspondence, 1952-2008

Series 4: Wethern's writings, speeches, and Flyline editorial notes

Series 5: Photographs

Series 6: Audio recordings, undated (circa 1970s-1990s)

Many of the photographs in the collection are located in Series 5, but some are filed elsewhere; in cases where Wethern filed photographs along with other related documents, these have been kept together.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gwen Wethern donated these papers to the Washington State University Libraries in 2009.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2009-2010 by Robert Staab.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Bob Wethern Papers, 1990-2006 ( Cage 726)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Wethern, Robert E. -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Birds -- Migration -- Pacific Coast (North America)
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Fishing -- Anecdotes.
  • Fishing.
  • Fowling.
  • Waterfowl.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: "Celebrity Anglers" correspondence, 1950-2008 

Box Folder

Abel, Richard, 1978-1989 

1 1

Allevras, John, 2001-2002 

1 2

Amato, Frank, 2004-2008 

1 3-4

Anderson, Hurbert, 1991-2008 

1 5

Anderson, Ken, 1966 

1 6

Angler's Club of New York, 1965-1971 

1 7

Ayers, Jack, 1977-1984 

1 8

Barnes, Pat, undated 

1 9

Bartley, Leland, 1975-1976 

1 10

Barton, Roger, 1986-2003 

1 11

Bates, Don, Sr., 1980-1999 

1 12-13

Baughman, Michael, 2005-2008 

1 14

Beatty, Robert O., 1965-1974 

1 15

Bennett, Thorson, 1966-1975 

1 16

Berryman, Jack, 1985-2007 

2 1

Bishop, Mort, 1991-1996 

2 2

Blackstone, Bill, 1990-2007 

2 3

Bliss, Edwin, 1978-1997 

2 4

Bourgault, Paul, 2004 

2 5

Brayshore, Tommy, 1976 

2 6

Brooks, Anson, 1965-1992 

2 7-9

Brooks, Anson, Jr. (Andy), 1966-2000 

2 10

Brooks, Charles, 1978 

2 11

Brown, Bache, 2003 

2 12

Brown, Bob, 2003 

2 13

Burns, Eugene, 1953 

2 14

Butts, Ben, 1974-1979 

2 15

Callaghan, Dan and Mary Kay, 1984-2008 

2 16

Chapin, Roy D., 1959-1971 

2 17

Clark, Greg, 1976-1977 

2 18

Cole, Calvin, 1999 

2 19

Collins, Gren, 1984 

2 20

Combs, Trey, 1970-1976 

2 21

Costello, Earle, 2004-2007 

3 1

Craig, A.P. "Gus," 1973-1991 

3 2

Cushner, Bill, 1989-1992 

3 3

Delaney, Mick, 1994-2006 

3 4

Dines Bruce, 1965-1971 

3 5

Drain, Wes, 1950-1988 

3 6

Dufresne, Frank, 1988-1989 

3 7

Dvorak, Ed, Jr., 1994 

3 8

Egan, Van, 1977-2008 

3 9-13

Elder, H.F.D., 1973 

3 14

Estabrook, Gary, 1982-2005 

3 15

Eustice, John, 2004-2005 

3 16

Fairchild, Julia, 1973-1985 

4 1-2

Finnerty, Dean, 2007 

4 3

Gerds, Fritz K., 2003 

4 4

Gillespie, Glenn, 2005 

4 5

Glasso, Syd, 1966-2005 

4 6

Gipson, Jordan and Jim, 1987-1994 

4 7

Grant, George, 2008 

4 8

Green, Joshua III, 1984-1991 

4 9

Haas, Evelyn D., 2000 

4 10

Haig-Brown, Roderick, 1974-1975 

4 12

Hammond, James D., 1968-1992 

4 12-14

Haines, Donald, 2008 

4 15

Handy, Herbert C., 1970-1989 

4 16

Hayden, Brace, 1971-1979 

4 17

Heath, Henry, 1973-1975 

4 18

Heath, Henry, 1973-1975 (continued) 

5 1

Heddon, Jack, 1989-1990 

5 2

Hedge, Marvin, 2004 

5 3

Hemingway, Jack, undated 

5 4

Henke, Ed, 1979-1996 

5 5-6

Hemming, Robert, 1971-2000 

5 7-8

Hidy, Lance, 1977 

5 9

Hidy, Vernon, 1966-2005 

5 10-12

Holland, Roy, 1957-1976 

5 13

Hosfield, J. David, 1999-2005 

6 1

Howell, Joe, undated 

6 2

Hughes, Dave, 1995-2004 

6 3

Hurn, David, 1984-1988 

6 4

Husband, John, 1990-2008 

6 5

Ingals, Mable, 1980 

6 6

Jackson, Alec, 1980-2003 

6 7-9

Johnson, Ernie, 1983 

6 10

Johnson, Samuel S., 1971-1984 

6 11

Johnson, Walt, 1990-2202 

6 12

Jorge, Fritz, 1992-1996 

6 13

Kennedy, Bill, 1986-1999 

7 1-2

Kennedy, Mike, 1981-2005 

7 3

Knudsen, Al, undated 

7 4

Labbe, Randy, 1993-2005 

7 5

Lafollette, Joel, 1971-2008 

7 6

Landers, Ed, 1974-1980 

7 7

Lawrence, Bill, 2003 

7 8

Leary, Bill, 1990-2002 

7 9

Lehman, Sam, 1973-2007 

7 10

Lewis, Harvey, "Three Rivers Ranch," 1994 

7 11

Lincoln, Tom, 2002 

7 12

Lingron, Art, 1979-2005 

7 13

Lopez, Barry, 1998-1999 

7 14

Lowery, Bob, 1992-2006 

7 15

Lyons, Nick, 1993-1996 

7 16

Mason, Tate, 1993-1996 

7 17

Maxwell, Jessica, 2003-2004 

7 18

Mayer, Barry, 1993-2007 

7 19

NcNae, Bruce, 1994-1996 

7 20

McMahon, William, 1987-2000 

8 1

McPhee, John, 2006 

8 2

Mikl, Lee, 1974-1980 

8 3

Miller, Alfred, "Sparse Grey Hackle," 1965-1993 

8 4

Miller, Rick, 2002 

8 5

Monkhouse, Dixie, 1994-2005 

8 6

Moxley, Ed, 1990-2005 

8 7

Myer, Jerry, 1992-1994 

8 8

Nelson, Bill, 1966-2007 

8 9-10

Niemeyer, Ted, undated 

8 11

Orrelle, John, undated 

8 12

Ottevaere, Alex, 1958-1978 

8 13-14

Patrick, Fay and Roy, 1980-1983 

8 15

Perkins, Leigh, 1992 

8 16

Piggott, Doug, 1970-2003 

8 17

Pittard, Ron, 1978-2003 

8 18

Potts, Mike, 1997 

8 19

Price, Walt, 1985 

8 20

Radoumis, Tom and Joni, 1997-2007 

9 1-2

Raines, Howell, 2006 

9 3

Rajeff, Brothers, undated 

9 4

Raymond, Steve, 1966-2006 

9 5

Read, Stanley, 1979-1980 

9 6

Ritz, Charles, 1966 

9 7

Rebele, Rowland, 1969-2004 

9 8-9

Redfern, Don, 1964-1965 

9 10

Reed, Nat, 2006-2008 

9 11

Richardson, Lee, 1974-1984 

9 12

Rosborough, Polly, 1966-2008 

9 13

Roskelly, Fenton, 1966-2008 

9 14

Roskelly, Fenton, 1966-2008 (continued) 

10 1

Saunders, A.R., "Bill," 1963-1968 

10 2

Schulleny, Paul, 1999-2008 

10 3

Schwiebert, Ernest, undated 

10 4

Silver, Jerry, 1985-2000 

10 5

Slaymaker, S.R., 1973 

10 6

Smith, Bob, 1978-2002 

10 7-8

Smith, Greg L., 1997-2004 

10 9

Stauffer, W.K. "Chip," 1972 

10 10

Stewart, Gary, 2006-2008 

10 11-12

Taylor, Art, 1969-1983 

10 13

Thompson, John, undated 

10 14

Tobin, H.C., "Major," 1972-2008 

10 15

Toping, Gary, 1988-1996 

10 16

Trotter, Pat, 1977-1998 

10 17

Wahl, Ralph, 1990-2004 

10 18

Ward, Eddie, 1965 

10 19

Watson, Bob, 2003 

10 20

Wethern, Ralph, 1993-1994 

10 21

Wickwire, Bob, 1969 

11 1

Williamson, Dick, 1991-2008 

11 2-3

Wolf, Lee, 1977 

11 4

Worchester, Thomas, 1984-2005 

11 5

Wright, Phil, 1965-1971 

11 6

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Series 2: "The Waterfowler's Pacific Flyway," 1980-2005 

Subseries 2.1: Manuscript and related materials 

Box Folder

Carson Pond, 1989-1990 

11 7

Mallards, 1986 

11 8

Miscellaneous: calligraphic captions 

11 9

Provo, Patricia, "Nottingham Press," 1991-1998 

11 10

"Waterfowler's Western Flyway," 1980-1990 

11 11-12

"Beyond the Bottoms" manuscript 

11 13-15

"Beyond the Bottoms" manuscript (continued) 

12 1-3

"Beyond the Bottoms," partial draft 

12 4

Subseries 2.2: Dave Hagerbaumer files 

Box Folder

Hagerbaumer, Dave, 1989-2004 

12 5

Hagerbaumer, Dave, "Hagerbaumer Story," 1990 

12 6

Hagerbaumer, 1986-2004 

12 7

Hagerbaumer, Dave, "The Western Pacific Flyway" 

12 8

Hagerbaumer, Dave, 1989-2004 

12 9

Hagerbaumer, Dave, photographs 

12 10-11

Hagerbaumer, Dave, photographs (continued) 

13 1-2

Hagerbaumer, Dave, 1988-2005 

13 3

Miller, Mike, "Wildlife Decoys of the Pacific Coast," 1988-1991 

13 4

Newell, Tom (Hagerbaumer), 1994 

13 5

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Series 3: Other Correspondence, 1952-2008 

Box Folder

Auger, Fred, 1974-2000 

13 6-8

Bloch, Arthur, 1979 

13 9

Brown, Jerry, 2003-2005 

13 10

Buckley, Bruce, 1994-1998 

13 11

Bush, Walt, 1952-1972 

13 12

Callaghan, Dan "Cabin One," 2005-2007 

13 13

Croft, Mike, "Fish God," 2004 

13 14

Croft, Mike, "Lake Naivasha," undated 

13 15

Croft, Mike, "Smith River Stripes," undated 

13 16

Croft, Mike, "King of the River," undated 

13 17

Croft, Mike, "Fire in the Hole," undated 

13 18

Croft, Mike, "In Ahab's Wake," undated 

13 19

Croft, Mike, "The Ghosts of Dry Falls," undated 

13 20

Croft, Mike, "The Playboy," undated 

13 21

Croft, Mike, "My Old Man and the Sea," undated 

13 22

Croft, Mike, "Predator and Prey," undated 

14 1

Croft, Mike, 2003-2004 

14 2-3

Dickson, Craig, 2005-2008 

14 4

Fery, John, 2006 

14 5

Florey, Dick, 2001 

14 6

Godfrey, Pat, 2006 

14 7

Goldstein, Eleanor, 1988-1994 

14 8

Greenley, Dale, 2005-2007 

14 9

Guterson, David, 1989-1992 

14 10

Hamilton, Ladd, 2002 

14 11

Hammer, Larry, 1978-1979 

14 12

Harms, Donna, 2007 

14 13

Hartzell, Ed, 2001-2002 

14 14

Howard, Gerald, "Mistah Perkins...He Dead," 1989 

14 15

Hupp, Jay, 2008 

14 16

Jensen, Ervin and Donna, 2006-2008 

14 17

Knechtel, Charles, 2007-2008 

14 18

Lund, Jon, 2008 

14 19

Lynch, Doug, undated 

14 20

Mackinnon, Maisie, 2005-2006 

14 21

McCallister, Thomas, 2002-2008 

14 22

Metzdorft, Mark, 2005-2008 

14 23

Moore, Frank, 2005-2008 

14 25

Pendleton, Bennett, 1986-2005 

14 26-28

Personius, Gordon, 2007-2008 

15 1

Rahr, Guido, 2005-2006 

15 2

Severeid, Al, "Photos," 1975 

15 3

Severeid, Eric, 1971-1972 

15 4

Sherman, Joyce, 2005 

15 5

Simpich, William, 1981-2004 

15 6

VanLoan, Jim, 2008 

15 7

Vaughan, Tom, 2006-2008 

15 8

Watson, Bob, 2001 

15 9

Whipple, Andy, 2007 

15 10

Wray, Steve, 2007-2008 

15 11

Wright, Jessie, and Lucille Cately, undated 

15 12

Wunderly, Gus, 2006 

15 13

Young, Ross B., 1971-1972 

15 14

Zink, Zach, 1995-2001 

15 15

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Series 4: Wethern's writings, speeches, and Flyline editorial notes 

Box Folder

Answers Pending, 2007-2008 

15 16

Miscellaneous, 1949-2007 

15 17

"Essays" 

15 18

"Essays" 

15 19

"Essays" 

15 20-21

"Maupin Memories" 

16 1

Miscellaneous 

16 2

"CYA File," 1975-2008 

16 3

"Gray's Sporting Journal," 1994 

16 4

"Essay" 

16 5

Early Kudos for Creel 

16 6

Mc"Creel Reviews," 2003-2004 

16 7

Mc"Creel" miscellaneous kudos, 2003-2004 

16 8

"Essays" 

16 9-11

"Discovering My Connectorship" 

16 12

"Upward Mobility BD Card" 

16 13

"Back Casts," 1967-2005 

16 14

"Haiku" 

16 15

Miscellaneous, 2003 

16 16

"Memoirs (Hildy)," 1978-2002 

16 17

"Book Clubs," 1978 

16 18

"Sly as mink," 1978 

16 19

"Other People's Quotes, ---" 

16 20

"Fish Gods" and Croft's Illustrations 

17 1

"Eagle Creek" 

17 2

Correspondence with Croft, 2004 

17 3

"Flyline," Newsletter of Flyfishers' Club of Oregon, 2001-2008 

17 4

"Flyline," Newsletter of Flyfishers' Club of Oregon, 1993-2000 

17 5

"Bob's Talks" 

17 6

Miscellaneous notes, Speeches, etc. 

17 7

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1964-2000 

17 8

Miscellaneous 

17 9

Biography 

17 10

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Series 5: Photographs 

Box Folder

"Alaska," 1976 

18 1

"New Zealand" 

18 2

"Blacksmith" 

18 3

"Beaver Ponds" Western Washington 

18 4

Miscellaneous photographs and negatives 

18 5

"Candid Photos," Oregon Fly Clubbers, 1979-1980 

18 6

Ottovaere, Alex at Sundown 

18 7

Beaver Pond, Anson Brooks [?], etc. 

18 9

Fly Fishing Show, Alaska, 1976 

18 10

Collins, Gren, Kuichak Trip, 1979 

18 11

"Bella Coola," 1980 April 

18 12

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Series 6: Audio recordings, undated (circa 1970s-1990s) 

Box Folder

Audio recordings (standard audiocassettes and microcassettes), mainly of interviews conducted by Bob Wethern 

19

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