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Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records, 1934-1983

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Title
Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records
Dates
1934-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
7 cubic ft.
1 microfilm reel.
Collection Number
RG 190
Summary
The Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records primarily document research conducted by the Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit at Oregon State College from 1934 until 1960. These research project records include field notes, maps, reports, and correspondence.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Fish, Game and Fur Animal Management Department was created in 1935 under the jurisdiction of the School of Agriculture. Roland E. Dimick was the first department chair, a position he held until 1963. The department operated the OSC Experimental Fur Farm from 1937 to 1957 and also established field stations on Protection and Eliza Islands in Puget Sound and a fisheries lab at Yaquina, Oregon. The department's name was changed to Fish and Game Management in 1936, and in 1964 was renamed Fisheries and Wildlife. Subsequent department chairs have included Thomas G. Scott (1963-1972), Richard A. Tubb (1975-1993), and Erik K. Fritzell (1994-present).

The Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit was established in 1935 as a cooperative venture between the U.S. Biological Survey, the American Wildlife Institute, the Oregon State Game Commission, and Oregon State College. Arthur Einarson, U.S. Biological Survey research biologist, served as Unit Leader from 1935 to 1957, directing its graduate training and research programs. The unit was discontinued in 1961.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In Subgroup 1, series one consists of printouts from the department's computer catalog of mammals on deposit in the Mammal Collection (1983). Series two contains records of the Big Game Field Trips, an annual (beginning in 1947) wildlife observation trip (1942-1969) led by Lee Kuhn. Students visited national forests, ranches, game preserves and fish hatcheries around the state, such as the Malheur and Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuges, the Deschutes National Forest, and the Wizard Falls Hatchery. Series three includes research reports pertaining to weed control in coastal lakes (1947-48) and a fishery management survey of the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington (1965). Series four consists of faculty member Andy Landforce's Muddy Creek (Finley) Wildlife Refuge Committee records (1963). Series five is a departmental faculty publications list from 1963. Series six consists of Extension specialists reports from 1952-1972.

In Subgroup 2, series one consists of OSC graduate student theses and reports (1937-1959) based upon research done for the Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. Many of the theses and reports are illustrated with photographs. Series two consists of the Unit's research project records, dating from 1934 to 1960. Original project file numbers have been retained in the inventory. Major research projects included studies and inventories of pronghorn antelope; pheasants, quail, ducks, and other birds; beaver; mule deer; and various species of fish. Project records include field notes, maps, charts, weekly and project reports, and correspondence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records (RG 190), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Departmental Records, 1942-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Catalog of Departmental Mammal Collection
1983
Reel
1
Key to the Computer Catalog
1
Catalog of Mammals on Deposit in the Mammal Collection
Series II: Special Events Records
Box
1
Big Game Field Trips
3 folders
See P 179 for additional photographs
1942 & 1947-1969
Series III: Research Records
Box
1
Weed Control in Coastal Lakes (State Game Commission project)
1947-1949
1
Fishery Management Survey of Lakes and Streams, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, report of investigations
March 1965
Box
1
Series IV: Muddy Creek Wildlife Refuge Committee
1963
1
Series V: Faculty Publications List
1963
Series VI: Extension Specialists Reports
1952-1972
Box
1
Conservation Specialist annual reports
1952-1953 & 1954-1955
1
Wildlife Management Specialist
Box
1
Annual reports
1953-1972
1
Annual report preparation materials
1968-1970

Subgroup 2:  Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Records, 1934-1960Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Theses and Reports
1937-1959
Box
2
" Nocturnal Activities of the Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus Richardson, Affecting Spotlight Census Results in the Oregon Coast Range"
Anderson, Carl F. (author)
1959
2
" Factors Influencing the Seaward Migration of Smolt Steelhead Trout, Salmo gairdnerii gairdnerii Richardson, in the Alsea River, Oregon"
Andrews, Rupert Earle (author)
Oct. 1958
2
" Scale Analyses of Steelhead Trout, Salmo gairdnerii gairdnerii Richardson, from various Coastal Watersheds of Oregon"
Bali, John Merton (author)
July 1958
2
" Use of Salt in Managing Mule Deer and Domestic Animals on Range Lands of Central Oregon"
Barron, William D. (author)
June 1953
2
" An Evaluation of the Use of Salt in the Management of Big Game Animals in Northeastern Oregon"
Batchelor, Ronald F. (author)
June 1957
2
" Salt Use by Mule Deer in the Deschutes National Forest of Central Oregon"
Black, Hugh Clark (author)
June 1955
2
" The Survival of Juvenile Ring-necked Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington, During 1952"
Bohl, Wayne H. (author)
June 1955
2
" Factors Affecting Survival of Ring-Necked Pheasants on the Deschutes Irrigation Project of Oregon"
Carter, Glen David (author)
June 1952
2
" Studies of Age, Growth, and Migration of Steelhead Trout, Salmo gairdneri gairdneri, in the Alsea River, Oregon"
Chapman, Donald W. (author)
June 1957
2
" A Trial Introduction of the European Partridge of Danish Stock into the Willamette Valley"
Coats, James L. (author)
June 1951
2
" The Effects of Predation on Pronghorn Antelope Numbers in South Central Oregon"
Compton, Horace O. (author)
June 1958
2
" Comparative Winter Survival of Wild and Game Farm Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington"
Corthell, Robert A. (author)
June 1950
2
" A Study of the Food Habits of the Waterfowl of the Willamette Valley, Oregon"
Crawford, Eugene E. (author)
June 1938
2
" An Analyses of Farmer-Sportsmen Relationships as a Guide to Upland Game Management in the Willamette Valley, Oregon"
Danielson, Ephraim A. (author)
May 1939
2
" The Influences of Logging Practices on Columbian Black-Tailed Deer in the Blue River Area of Oregon"
Dealy, John Edward (author)
1959
2
" Techniques in Marking Pronghorn Antelope for Field Identification"
Dinges, Willie R. (author)
1958
2
" Ecological and Mortality Factors Affecting the Nesting State of the Chinese Pheasant in the Willamette Valley, Oregon"
Eklund, Carl R. (author)
1937
2
" A Plan for the Management of the Ring-Necked Pheasant in Western Washington Based on a Field Study"
Galbreath, Donald S. (author)
2 copies
June 1949
2
" Winter Foods of the Ringneck Pheasant on the Wilson Game Management Area"
Gillam, Harry L. (author)
June 1958
2
" Comparative Winter Survival of Wild and Game Farm Pheasants with Predator Control Practiced on Eliza Island, Washington"
Hansen, Charles G. (author)
April 1952
2
" Nesting Study of Ring-Necked Pheasants with Controlled Predation on Eliza Island, Washington"
Hansen, Charles G. (author)
1953
2
" Survival of the Pronghorn Antelope in South Central Oregon During 1953 and 1954"
Hansen, Edward Lee (author)
June 1955
2
" The Comparative Survival of Nine Different Groups of Juvenile Ring-Necked Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington"
Hartwell, Harry Deane (author)
June 1956
2
" A Pheasant Nesting Study with Controlled Predation on Eliza Island, Washington"
Hoffman, Russell R. (author)
June 1950
2
" Some Physical and Mechanical Factors Important in Reducing Delayed Mortality of Hatchery-Reared Rainbow Trout"
Horton, Howard F. (author)
June 1955
2
" Delayed Mortality of Hatchery-Reared Rainbow Trout in Relation to Five Chemical Factors Encountered in Transporting Waters"
Linn, DeVon W. (author)
June 1955
2
" Landowners' Opinions on the Establishment of Pheasants on a New Central Oregon Irrigation Project"
Madden, Elwood (author)
June 1953
2
" An Analysis of Factors Influencing Road Kill of Pheasants in the Willamette Valley"
McCann, John A. (author)
1959
2
" The Influence of Carbon Dioxide and pH on the Dissolved Oxygen Requirements of Some Fresh-Water Fish"
McNiel, William J. (author)
1956
2
" Food Habits of Smolt Steelhead Trout, Salmo gairdneri gairdneri Richardson, in the Alsea River, Oregon"
Messersmith, James D. (author)
1958
2
" A Survey of Internal Parasites of Poultry and Game Birds in Oregon"
Morgan, Banner B. (author)
June 1939
2
" The Mortality Factors of Winter Released Ring-Necked Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington"
Nelson, Daniel J. (author)
June 1949
2
" A Field Study of the Sage Grouse in Southeastern Oregon with Special Reference to Reproduction and Survival"
Nelson, Otto C. (author)
June 1955
2
" Survival of Game Farm Juvenile Ring-Necked Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington"
Phillips, Richard E. (author)
June 1954
2
" Survival and Increment of an Early Spring Release of Ring-Necked Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington"
Salter, Robert L. (author)
June 1949
2
" A Preliminary Study of Certain Chemical Factors that May be Involved in the Delayed Mortality of Rainbow Trout Following Liberation"
Saltzman, William O. (author)
June 1953
3
" Results of a Ring-Necked Pheasant Liberation on Eliza Island, Washington"
Scott, Robert F. (author)
June 1948
3
" Douglas's Ground Squirrel as Predator Uopn Upland Game Bird Nests on the Soap Creek Experimental Area in Oregon"
Stanton, Frank W. (author)
2 copies
1941
3
" Notes Concerning the Western Canada Geese Group, Branta canadensis occidentalis (Baird). and Branta canadensis fulva Delacour"
Trainer, Charles (author)
April 1959
3
" Experimental Feeding of Ring-Necked Pheasants in the Willamette Valley, Oregon"
Uhlig, Hansgerd (author)
June 1947
3
" Results of a Controlled Shoot on the Soap Creek Experimental Pheasant Area, Corvallis, Oregon, October 1941"
Vogtman, Donald B. (author)
May 1942
3
" The Size and Location of Escape Ports for Bypassing Salmonid Fish at a Screened Diversion Canal"
Wagner, Harry H. (author)
April 1959
3
" The Winter Mortality and Movement of Wild and Game-Farm Ring-Necked Pheasants on Eliza Island, Washington"
Wick, William Q. (author)
June 1952
3
" Fox Populations and Food Habits in Relation to Game Birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon"
Wilcomb, Maxwell J. (author)
June 1948
3
" A Preliminary Survey of the Influences of Controlled Logging on a Trout Stream in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon"
Wustenberg, Donald William (author)
June 1954
3
" Observations on the Movements and Reproduction of the Cascade Form of Cutthroat Trout"
Wyatt, Bruce (author)
1959
3
" Ecological Aspects of the Valley Quail in the Madras Area of Central Oregon"
Yadon, Vernal L. (author)
June 1954
3
" Factors Affecting the Mortality of Pronghorn Antelope in Oregon"
Yoakum, James D. (author)
June 1957
Series II: Research Projects
1934-1960
Box
3
Project 1.3: Einarsen -- project plan
1935-1937
Project 12.5g: Antelope studies
Box
3
A.V. Meyers daily log, field notes, reports
3 folders
Also includes information on sage hen.
1936-1938
3
Albert Antrei daily log & field notes
1938
Box
3
Project 12.5h: Pheasant studies -- field reports (daily log), unknown researcher
1938
3
Project 12.5j: Mule deer studies -- field reports (daily log), unknown researcher
1937-1938
3
Project 12.6: Stomach contents
1936-1948
3
Project 12.10: Murderer's Creek
Box
3
Reports
1936-1939
3
Project 12.10C: Deer carcasses located and examined
Sept.-Oct., 1936
Box
3
Present concentration of deer on Murderer's Creek winter range
Oct. 6, 1936
3
Field reports
1936-1937
3
Mule deer reports, Hendricks
1936-1938
Project 12.10D: Second trip
Jan.-Feb. 1940
Box
3
The grazing problem in Murderer's Creek Basin, Oregon
June 20, 1940
3
Correspondence, clippings, work plan, notes
1936-1939
Map Case
8 *
Maps
1937-1938
Box
3
Project 12.10G: Report
1945
3
Project 12.10H: Deer trap notes
1939
3
Project 12.11: Donaldson report
1941
3
Project 12.12: Antelope reports
1937-1955
Project 12.14: Flood control
Box
3
Willamette Valley flood control work
1941-1948
Box
3
Project 12.14A: Drainage basin - flood reports
1944-1946
3
Project 12.15: Waterfowl temperature records
1939-1942
3
Project 12.16: Experimental spraying project, Seaside City Watershed, Necanicum
1944-1948
3
Project 12.17: Island Research Center
1945-1952
3
Project 12.18: Sugar Research Foundation
1945-1946
4
Project 14.6: Big game diseases
1936-1943
4
Project 14.9: Deer traps or trapping
1940-1941
4
Project 14.10: Deer monograph
1947-1956
4
Project 15A: Birds -- miscellaneous
1950-1957
4
Project 15.1: Bird diseases
1938-1952
4
Project 15.1a: Migratory waterfowl diseases
1949
Project 15.2: Bird banding
Box
4
Banding records
1936-1939
4
Miscellaneous
2 folders
1935-1959
4
Bands removed from birds at Eliza Island
Box
4
Project 15.2b: Migratory waterfowl census
1941-1947
4
Project 15.3: Ducks and geese
1934-1956
4
Project 15.3: Duck foods
1942
4
Project 15.4: Pheasants, quail and grouse
3 folders
1934-1952
4
Project 15.4 (1): Pheasant inventory, Malheur County
1943-1952
Box
8
Maps and charts
apx 20x24 in.
4
Project 15.4 (2): Pheasant inventory, South Dakota
1944-1954
4
Project 15.4 (3): Pheasant propagation experiment, Orting, Washington -- Upland Game Bird Committee
1945-1948
4
Project 15.4(4): Pheasant study, Eastern Oregon
1938
4
Project 15.4 (5): Pheasant notes
1936-1937
Box
4
Test plant of pheasant chicks on a rotating refuge (Harrisburg project), H.D. Kruse
1947-1948
4
Project 15.4 (6): Pheasant rearing in the Madras area
1948-1949
4
Project 15.4 (7): Nesting data
1937-1938
4
Project 15.4 (8): Nesting data
1941
4
Project 15.4 (9): Nest report, John H. Lewis
1941
Box
4 8
Project 15.4 (9): State game liberations
apx 20x24 in.
1938
Box
4
Various locations (primarily Clackamas, Washington & Multnomah Counties)
4
Benton County
4
Polk County
4
Yamhill County
4
Project 15.4 (b): State game liberations
1939
4
Project 15.4 (10): Upland bird sight records
1938-1939
4
Project 15.4 (11): Upland bird sight and brood records
1941
5
Project 15.4 (12): Nesting study, Benton County
1942
5
Project 15.4 (14): Pheasant data, suspense
1946-1948
5
Project 15.4 (15): Pheasant facts
1938 and 1946-1953
5
History of the Chinese pheasant in Oregon
ca. 1935
5
Project 15.6: Black Brant (photographs only; see P 179)
5
Project 15.7: Incubation (pheasants)
1946
5
Project 15.8: Hungarian partridge
1937-1950
5
Project 15.9: Pelee Island (Canada) Pheasant Demonstration Project
1948-1952
5
Project 15.10: Food analysis, bobwhite quail
1950
5
Mountain quail research project, W.W. Lahnum field notes, stomach content record, maps, miscellaneous thesis material
2 folders
1939-1941
Map Case
*
Maps
Project 19 A: Small Game in the Willamette Valley
Box
5
Fossil pheasant study
Box
5
Willard Jarvis field diary, banding records and weekly reports
1937-1938
5
Donald McDermid field diary, weekly reports, and correspondence
1938
5
Arock pheasant study, McDermid weekly reports
1938
5
Small game in the Willamette Valley, reports and temperature charts
1935-1936
5
Effects of weather on game birds, Willamette Valley
1935-1939
5
Fall Upland Game Surveys of the Willamette Valley
Box
5
Field notes, charts, and report, E.A. Danielson
1939
Box
8
Charts
apx 20x24 in.
5
Field notes and reports, John Vinson
1940
5
Field notes, charts, and report, Paul J. Bonn
2 folders
1941
5
Field notes and Miscellaneous data, Frank Stanton & James Lindzey
1941
5
Summer Upland Game Bird Census of the Willamette Valley, field notes and charts, Nils Nilsson
1940
Box
8
Charts
apx 20x24 in.
Box
5
Project 19 B: Oregon's Big Game Sex and Increase Ratio
2 folders
1936-1940
Box
8
Maps
apx 20x24 in.
Project 19 C: Antelope Study
Box
5
Antelope correspondence
1940-1955
5
Life history and management of Oregon antelope
1940-1941
5
Antelope food study
1942-1944
5
Antelope studies -- diary, field reports, and correspondence, M. Throckmorton
1944-1945
5
C.4 Comments on antelope manuscript
1946
Project 19 D: Game Management of the Willamette Valley
Box
5
Proposals and work plans
1935-1939
5
Soap Creek area reports and field notes (various authors)
1936
Box
8
Map
apx 20x24
5
Soap Creek area reports and field diary, E. E. Crawford
1937-1938
5
Soap Creek area reports, Nils Nilsson
1938-1939
5
Soap Creek area reports and field diary, Frank Stanton
1939-1940
6
Soap Creek reports, game census
1940-1941 & 1946
6
East Farm area records, Carl Eklund
1936-1937
6
East Farm area records, E. E. Crawford
1937-1938
Project 19 G: Water and Beaver Survey of Oregon
Box
6
Weekly reports, Fritz Cramer
August 1937
6
Survey report (by county) and daily field reports
July & August, 1937
Map Case
*
Maps
Box
6
Project 19 H: Quail, field notes, maps, charts, weekly reports, Philip Branson and Clifford O. Tingley
1938-1939
Box
8
Charts
apx 20x24 in.
Project 19 J: Grey Partridge Introductions into the Willamette Valley Hungarian partridge research
Box
6
Hungarian partridge research
1949-1950
6
J(1) Camp Adair Game Management Area
1949-1950
6
J(2) Weekly reports, Roland Montagne, James Yoakum
1956-1957
Box
6
Project I(z): Cedar Creek deer project, proposal and correspondence, W.C. Lightfoot
1958
6
Project O-14: Salting problem, weekly diary of Ron Batchelor, LaGrande
1956
6
Project O-15: Salting problem, weekly diary and field diary of Alan Tolmsoff, LaGrande
1956
6
Problem P: Antelope study -- proposals, outlines, correspondence, reports
1953-1956
Map Case
*
Map
6
Project P(A): Antelope study correspondence
1953-1958
6
Antelope kid studies
Box
6
Project P-1: Ralph R. Denney correspondence
1953-1956
6
Project P-2: Ralph R. Denney field diary (weekly reports)
1953
6
Project P-3: Edward L. Hansen correspondence and report
1953-1955
6
Project P-4: Edward L. Hansen diary (weekly reports)
1953-1956
6
Project P-5: Determining age classes of antelope
1953
6
Project P-6: Interview report on methods of determining age classes of antelope
1953
6
Project P-7: Chris Nelson correspondence
1954-1955
6
Project P-8: Chris Nelson field diary and weekly reports
1954-1955
6
Project P-9: James D. Yoakum correspondence and reports
1954-1956
6
Project P-12: Harold Stice field diary (weekly reports)
1955
6
Project P-13: Harold Stice correspondence
1955
6
Project P-14: Rodney Canutt field diary (weekly reports)
1955-1956
6
Project P-15: Rodney Canutt and Joseph O'Brien correspondence
1955-1956
6
Antelope study problems
Box
6
Project P-16: Census -- sex and age ratios
1953-1957
6
Project P-17: Food habits
1953-1957
6
Project P-17a: Nutrition studies, food and nutrition samples, Weswig and Schubert
1956-1957
6
Project P-18: Hunting -- legal, illegal
1954-1957
6
Project P-19: Four-State Antelope Meeting
2 folders
1950-1960
6
Project P-20: Tagging
1954-1957
6
Project P-21: Mil scale binocular
1954-1956
6
Project P-22: Disease
1953-1957
6
Project P-23: Predator studies
1954-1957
Map Case
*
Map
6
Project P-24: Sage grouse study
1954-1956
6
Project P-24a: Bird banding records, Drake's Flat
1956
6
Project P-25: Antelope study problem -- special reports, California
1953-1958
6
Project P-26: Antelope kid study, Joseph O'Brien field diary (weekly reports) and reports
1955
6
Project P-27: Antelope kid study, Robert Maben, correspondence, weekly reports, & note cards
1956
7
Project P-28: Antelope census, Drake's Flat, Orville Compton
1956-1957
7
Project P-29: Antelope study problem, Orville Compton field diary (weekly reports)
1956
7
Project P-30: Antelope kid study, Orville Compton correspondence and paper
1956-1957
7
Project P-31: Antelope kid study, Ray Dinges field diary (weekly reports)
1956-1957
7
Project P-32: Antelope field study -- Ray Dinges correspondence, marking and dye tests experiments
1956-1959
7
Fisheries projects
Box
7
Problem 1-8: Delayed mortality of transported hatchery-reared trout, Howard F. Horton reports, field notes, and research data
2 folders
1955-1958
7
Problem 1-9: Game fish delayed mortality, DeVon Linn weekly reports
1953-1955
7
Problem 1-11: Rauwolfia study, research notes and reports
1956
7
Studies of the scales of Umpqua River spring chinook salmon, Bill Saltzman
1951
7
The use of preserved otoliths as a means of determining the age of mature chinook salmon, Bill Saltzman
March 1952
7
Herbarium specimens of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon
1938
7
Deer food study, (Chatelain thesis)
1940-1941
7
Miscellaneous observations notes
1938 & 1945