Cage 748

Bob Wethern

Papers, 1950-2008

Acquisition And Processing Information

Gwen Wethern donated these papers to the Washington State University Libraries in 2009. They were processed in 2009-2010 by Robert Staab.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 19

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: 10

Biography

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.

Collection Description

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

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series:

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.

Subjects

Wethern, Robert E. -- Archives
Fishing
Fishing -- Anecdotes
Fowling
Waterfowl
Birds -- Migration -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Collection

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Bob Wethern papers, 1950-2008
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

Bob Wethern Papers, 1990-2006 (Cage 726): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg726.htm

Languages

Documents are in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
    Series 1: "Celebrity Anglers" correspondence, 1950-2008
1 1 Abel, Richard, 1978-1989
1 2 Allevras, John, 2001-2002
1 3-4 Amato, Frank, 2004-2008
1 5 Anderson, Hurbert, 1991-2008
1 6 Anderson, Ken, 1966
1 7 Angler's Club of New York, 1965-1971
1 8 Ayers, Jack, 1977-1984
1 9 Barnes, Pat, undated
1 10 Bartley, Leland, 1975-1976
1 11 Barton, Roger, 1986-2003
1 12-13 Bates, Don, Sr., 1980-1999
1 14 Baughman, Michael, 2005-2008
1 15 Beatty, Robert O., 1965-1974
1 16 Bennett, Thorson, 1966-1975
2 1 Berryman, Jack, 1985-2007
2 2 Bishop, Mort, 1991-1996
2 3 Blackstone, Bill, 1990-2007
2 4 Bliss, Edwin, 1978-1997
2 5 Bourgault, Paul, 2004
2 6 Brayshore, Tommy, 1976
2 7-9 Brooks, Anson, 1965-1992
2 10 Brooks, Anson, Jr. (Andy), 1966-2000
2 11 Brooks, Charles, 1978
2 12 Brown, Bache, 2003
2 13 Brown, Bob, 2003
2 14 Burns, Eugene, 1953
2 15 Butts, Ben, 1974-1979
2 16 Callaghan, Dan and Mary Kay, 1984-2008
2 17 Chapin, Roy D., 1959-1971
2 18 Clark, Greg, 1976-1977
2 19 Cole, Calvin, 1999
2 20 Collins, Gren, 1984
2 21 Combs, Trey, 1970-1976
3 1 Costello, Earle, 2004-2007
3 2 Craig, A.P. "Gus," 1973-1991
3 3 Cushner, Bill, 1989-1992
3 4 Delaney, Mick, 1994-2006
3 5 Dines Bruce, 1965-1971
3 6 Drain, Wes, 1950-1988
3 7 Dufresne, Frank, 1988-1989
3 8 Dvorak, Ed, Jr., 1994
3 9-13 Egan, Van, 1977-2008
3 14 Elder, H.F.D., 1973
3 15 Estabrook, Gary, 1982-2005
3 16 Eustice, John, 2004-2005
4 1-2 Fairchild, Julia, 1973-1985
4 3 Finnerty, Dean, 2007
4 4 Gerds, Fritz K., 2003
4 5 Gillespie, Glenn, 2005
4 6 Glasso, Syd, 1966-2005
4 7 Gipson, Jordan and Jim, 1987-1994
4 8 Grant, George, 2008
4 9 Green, Joshua III, 1984-1991
4 10 Haas, Evelyn D., 2000
4 12 Haig-Brown, Roderick, 1974-1975
4 12-14 Hammond, James D., 1968-1992
4 15 Haines, Donald, 2008
4 16 Handy, Herbert C., 1970-1989
4 17 Hayden, Brace, 1971-1979
4 18 Heath, Henry, 1973-1975
5 1 Heath, Henry, 1973-1975 (continued)
5 2 Heddon, Jack, 1989-1990
5 3 Hedge, Marvin, 2004
5 4 Hemingway, Jack, undated
5 5-6 Henke, Ed, 1979-1996
5 7-8 Hemming, Robert, 1971-2000
5 9 Hidy, Lance, 1977
5 10-12 Hidy, Vernon, 1966-2005
5 13 Holland, Roy, 1957-1976
6 1 Hosfield, J. David, 1999-2005
6 2 Howell, Joe, undated
6 3 Hughes, Dave, 1995-2004
6 4 Hurn, David, 1984-1988
6 5 Husband, John, 1990-2008
6 6 Ingals, Mable, 1980
6 7-9 Jackson, Alec, 1980-2003
6 10 Johnson, Ernie, 1983
6 11 Johnson, Samuel S., 1971-1984
6 12 Johnson, Walt, 1990-2202
6 13 Jorge, Fritz, 1992-1996
7 1-2 Kennedy, Bill, 1986-1999
7 3 Kennedy, Mike, 1981-2005
7 4 Knudsen, Al, undated
7 5 Labbe, Randy, 1993-2005
7 6 Lafollette, Joel, 1971-2008
7 7 Landers, Ed, 1974-1980
7 8 Lawrence, Bill, 2003
7 9 Leary, Bill, 1990-2002
7 10 Lehman, Sam, 1973-2007
7 11 Lewis, Harvey, "Three Rivers Ranch," 1994
7 12 Lincoln, Tom, 2002
7 13 Lingron, Art, 1979-2005
7 14 Lopez, Barry, 1998-1999
7 15 Lowery, Bob, 1992-2006
7 16 Lyons, Nick, 1993-1996
7 17 Mason, Tate, 1993-1996
7 18 Maxwell, Jessica, 2003-2004
7 19 Mayer, Barry, 1993-2007
7 20 NcNae, Bruce, 1994-1996
8 1 McMahon, William, 1987-2000
8 2 McPhee, John, 2006
8 3 Mikl, Lee, 1974-1980
8 4 Miller, Alfred, "Sparse Grey Hackle," 1965-1993
8 5 Miller, Rick, 2002
8 6 Monkhouse, Dixie, 1994-2005
8 7 Moxley, Ed, 1990-2005
8 8 Myer, Jerry, 1992-1994
8 9-10 Nelson, Bill, 1966-2007
8 11 Niemeyer, Ted, undated
8 12 Orrelle, John, undated
8 13-14 Ottevaere, Alex, 1958-1978
8 15 Patrick, Fay and Roy, 1980-1983
8 16 Perkins, Leigh, 1992
8 17 Piggott, Doug, 1970-2003
8 18 Pittard, Ron, 1978-2003
8 19 Potts, Mike, 1997
8 20 Price, Walt, 1985
9 1-2 Radoumis, Tom and Joni, 1997-2007
9 3 Raines, Howell, 2006
9 4 Rajeff, Brothers, undated
9 5 Raymond, Steve, 1966-2006
9 6 Read, Stanley, 1979-1980
9 7 Ritz, Charles, 1966
9 8-9 Rebele, Rowland, 1969-2004
9 10 Redfern, Don, 1964-1965
9 11 Reed, Nat, 2006-2008
9 12 Richardson, Lee, 1974-1984
9 13 Rosborough, Polly, 1966-2008
9 14 Roskelly, Fenton, 1966-2008
10 1 Roskelly, Fenton, 1966-2008 (continued)
10 2 Saunders, A.R., "Bill," 1963-1968
10 3 Schulleny, Paul, 1999-2008
10 4 Schwiebert, Ernest, undated
10 5 Silver, Jerry, 1985-2000
10 6 Slaymaker, S.R., 1973
10 7-8 Smith, Bob, 1978-2002
10 9 Smith, Greg L., 1997-2004
10 10 Stauffer, W.K. "Chip," 1972
10 11-12 Stewart, Gary, 2006-2008
10 13 Taylor, Art, 1969-1983
10 14 Thompson, John, undated
10 15 Tobin, H.C., "Major," 1972-2008
10 16 Toping, Gary, 1988-1996
10 17 Trotter, Pat, 1977-1998
10 18 Wahl, Ralph, 1990-2004
10 19 Ward, Eddie, 1965
10 20 Watson, Bob, 2003
10 21 Wethern, Ralph, 1993-1994
11 1 Wickwire, Bob, 1969
11 2-3 Williamson, Dick, 1991-2008
11 4 Wolf, Lee, 1977
11 5 Worchester, Thomas, 1984-2005
11 6 Wright, Phil, 1965-1971
    Series 2: "The Waterfowler's Pacific Flyway," 1980-2005
    Subseries 2.1: Manuscript and related materials
11 7 Carson Pond, 1989-1990
11 8 Mallards, 1986
11 9 Miscellaneous: calligraphic captions
11 10 Provo, Patricia, "Nottingham Press," 1991-1998
11 11-12 "Waterfowler's Western Flyway," 1980-1990
11 13-15 "Beyond the Bottoms" manuscript
12 1-3 "Beyond the Bottoms" manuscript (continued)
12 4 "Beyond the Bottoms," partial draft
    Series 2.2: Dave Hagerbaumer files
12 5 Hagerbaumer, Dave, 1989-2004
12 6 Hagerbaumer, Dave, "Hagerbaumer Story," 1990
12 7 Hagerbaumer, 1986-2004
12 8 Hagerbaumer, Dave, "The Western Pacific Flyway"
12 9 Hagerbaumer, Dave, 1989-2004
12 10-11 Hagerbaumer, Dave, photographs
13 1-2 Hagerbaumer, Dave, photographs (continued)
13 3 Hagerbaumer, Dave, 1988-2005
13 4 Miller, Mike, "Wildlife Decoys of the Pacific Coast," 1988-1991
13 5 Newell, Tom (Hagerbaumer), 1994
    Series 3: Other Correspondence, 1952-2008
13 6-8 Auger, Fred, 1974-2000
13 9 Bloch, Arthur, 1979
13 10 Brown, Jerry, 2003-2005
13 11 Buckley, Bruce, 1994-1998
13 12 Bush, Walt, 1952-1972
13 13 Callaghan, Dan "Cabin One," 2005-2007
13 14 Croft, Mike, "Fish God," 2004
13 15 Croft, Mike, "Lake Naivasha," undated
13 16 Croft, Mike, "Smith River Stripes," undated
13 17 Croft, Mike, "King of the River," undated
13 18 Croft, Mike, "Fire in the Hole," undated
13 19 Croft, Mike, "In Ahab's Wake," undated
13 20 Croft, Mike, "The Ghosts of Dry Falls," undated
13 21 Croft, Mike, "The Playboy," undated
13 22 Croft, Mike, "My Old Man and the Sea," undated
14 1 Croft, Mike, "Predator and Prey," undated
14 2-3 Croft, Mike, 2003-2004
14 4 Dickson, Craig, 2005-2008
14 5 Fery, John, 2006
14 6 Florey, Dick, 2001
14 7 Godfrey, Pat, 2006
14 8 Goldstein, Eleanor, 1988-1994
14 9 Greenley, Dale, 2005-2007
14 10 Guterson, David, 1989-1992
14 11 Hamilton, Ladd, 2002
14 12 Hammer, Larry, 1978-1979
14 13 Harms, Donna, 2007
14 14 Hartzell, Ed, 2001-2002
14 15 Howard, Gerald, "Mistah Perkins...He Dead," 1989
14 16 Hupp, Jay, 2008
14 17 Jensen, Ervin and Donna, 2006-2008
14 18 Knechtel, Charles, 2007-2008
14 19 Lund, Jon, 2008
14 20 Lynch, Doug, undated
14 21 Mackinnon, Maisie, 2005-2006
14 22 McCallister, Thomas, 2002-2008
14 23 Metzdorft, Mark, 2005-2008
14 25 Moore, Frank, 2005-2008
14 26-28 Pendleton, Bennett, 1986-2005
15 1 Personius, Gordon, 2007-2008
15 2 Rahr, Guido, 2005-2006
15 3 Severeid, Al, "Photos," 1975
15 4 Severeid, Eric, 1971-1972
15 5 Sherman, Joyce, 2005
15 6 Simpich, William, 1981-2004
15 7 VanLoan, Jim, 2008
15 8 Vaughan, Tom, 2006-2008
15 9 Watson, Bob, 2001
15 10 Whipple, Andy, 2007
15 11 Wray, Steve, 2007-2008
15 12 Wright, Jessie, and Lucille Cately, undated
15 13 Wunderly, Gus, 2006
15 14 Young, Ross B., 1971-1972
15 15 Zink, Zach, 1995-2001
    Series 4: Wethern's writings, speeches, and Flyline editorial notes
15 16 Answers Pending, 2007-2008
15 17 Miscellaneous, 1949-2007
15 18 "Essays"
15 19 "Essays"
15 20-21 "Essays"
16 1 "Maupin Memories"
16 2 Miscellaneous
16 3 "CYA File," 1975-2008
16 4 "Gray's Sporting Journal," 1994
16 5 "Essay"
16 6 Early Kudos for Creel
16 7 Mc"Creel Reviews," 2003-2004
16 8 Mc"Creel" miscellaneous kudos, 2003-2004
16 9-11 "Essays"
16 12 "Discovering My Connectorship"
16 13 "Upward Mobility BD Card"
16 14 "Back Casts," 1967-2005
16 15 "Haiku"
16 16 Miscellaneous, 2003
16 17 "Memoirs (Hildy)," 1978-2002
16 18 "Book Clubs," 1978
16 19 "Sly as mink," 1978
16 20 "Other People's Quotes, ---"
17 1 "Fish Gods" and Croft's Illustrations
17 2 "Eagle Creek"
17 3 Correspondence with Croft, 2004
17 4 "Flyline," Newsletter of Flyfishers' Club of Oregon, 2001-2008
17 5 "Flyline," Newsletter of Flyfishers' Club of Oregon, 1993-2000
17 6 "Bob's Talks"
17 7 Miscellaneous notes, Speeches, etc.
17 8 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1964-2000
17 9 Miscellaneous
17 10 Biography
    Series 5: Photographs
18 1 "Alaska," 1976
18 2 "New Zealand"
18 3 "Blacksmith"
18 4 "Beaver Ponds" Western Washington
18 5 Miscellaneous photographs and negatives
18 6 "Candid Photos," Oregon Fly Clubbers, 1979-1980
18 7 Ottovaere, Alex at Sundown
18 9 Beaver Pond, Anson Brooks [?], etc.
18 10 Fly Fishing Show, Alaska, 1976
18 11 Collins, Gren, Kuichak Trip, 1979
18 12 "Bella Coola," 1980 April
    Series 6: Audio recordings, undated (circa 1970s-1990s)
19   Audio recordings (standard audiocassettes and microcassettes), mainly of interviews conducted by Bob Wethern