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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife records, 1902-1981

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Title
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife records
Dates
1902-1981 (inclusive)
1960-1977 (bulk)
Quantity
.75 linear foot (2 document cases)
Collection Number
Mss 2860
Summary
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife enforces protective regulations for the conservation of Oregon's fish and wildlife. Records include documents relating to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation lawsuits to protect traditional fishing and hunting practices, wild game laws and regulations, game management, and histories of regulations, game birds and the Oregon State Game Commission.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) was originally established as the Oregon State Fish Commission in 1878. Initially, its duty was to enforce fishing regulations and the 1848 Territorial Constitution to ensure the conservation of salmon runs. Under the direction of Hollister McGuire in 1893, the agency's duties were expanded to include protection of wildlife from exploitative hunting. Since then, the ODFW has enforced protective regulations for the conservation of Oregon's fish and wildlife.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records (1902-1981) include documents relating to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation lawsuits to protect traditional fishing and hunting practices, Oregon's Cooperative Road Closure Program, and a roundtable discussion with department biologists.

Other materials include wild game laws and regulations, Oregon's program for management of marine mammals, game management, and histories of regulations, game birds and the Oregon State Game Commission.

The records contain correspondence which relates to Oregon Governor Tom McCall and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation lawsuits.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife records, Mss2860, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Survey of Agricultural Damage by Bird and Mammal Pests in Oregon, 1963-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Umatilla Fish Case No. 64-317, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Transcripts of court proceedings

Second Umatilla Game Case vs. Holcomb appeal file, 1965-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

Court documents and correspondence

Umatilla Fish Case No. 77-59--court documents, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

First Umatilla Civil Action No. 77-59, reopening Three Mile Dam site, 1960-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Court documents, notes and news clippingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
Civil Action No. 68-409, Richard Sohappy, et al vs. McKee A. Smith, et al--court documents
1968
1/7
Game Commissioners--photocopied images
1969-1971
1/8
Game bird and big game seasons
Statistics on species, hunters, hunter days and total kill
1969
1/9
Correspondence relating to Oregon Governor Tom McCall
1971-1973
1/10
Oregon's Program for the Management of Marine Mammals
1973
1/11
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reorganization
1975
1/12
Oregon's Cooperative Road Closure Program
1977
1/13
A Report to the 1977 Legislature on Court Disposition of Fish and Wildlife Law Violations
1976
1/14
Roundtable Discussion of Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Members with Department Wildlife Biologists
1978
1/15
Clerical/Secretarial Training Sessions
Agenda and needs analysis questionnaire responses.
circa 1970
1/16
Executive Department--Governor
1974-1975; 1980-1981

Correspondence and reportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/17
Shooting Preserve Laws and Regulations
circa 1969
1/18
History of Big Game Regulations (1899-1970)
1971
1/19
Game license sales history
1912-1979
1/20
Brief History of Oregon's Game Birds
circa 1960
1/21
Course material--history of the Oregon Game Commission
circa 1950

Oregon history from 1792 with transparenciesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
History and Policies of the Oregon Game Commission
circa 1950
2/2
Historical material
Histories of the Oregon State Game Commission, regulations, reports, statistics, lists of board members and game wardens, and logo.
circa 1930-1972
2/3
News clipping
Synopsis of Oregon's game and fish laws
1902
2/4
Report of Gene M. Simpson, Superintendent of State Game Farms
Report in bound volume on pheasants, quail and wild turkeys raised on state game farms, including photographs
1931