Russell Tinsley papers, 1956-1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Tinsley, John Russell, 1932-
Title
Russell Tinsley papers
Dates
1956-1978 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 670
Summary
Russell Tinsley was a journalist, the first outdoor editor of Austin American Statesman newspaper, a photographer, and author of eleven books on hunting, fishing and taxidermy. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and royalty information.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and royalty and agreement information.

The collection is organized by accession/addendum.

The main publisher correspondents represented in this collection are: Angler, Archery World, Fawcett Publications, Fishing World, Fur-Fish-Game, Lenniger Literary Agency, National Future Farmer, Outdoor Life, Outdoor Photographers League, Progressive Farmer, Southern Outdoors, and True.

The initial donation of 1967 contains manuscripts and correspondence.

Novel-length manuscripts include Hunting Whitetail Deer (including first and final draft), Shooter's Bible Taxidermy Guide (first draft), and Texas Outdoors (unpublished).

Manuscripts of short stories and articles are first separated by topic: fishing, hunting, outdoor, and miscellaneous stories, and then material is arranged alphabetically by title within each topic.

Incoming correspondence (1956-1959) includes general and publisher correspondence, including letters from august Lenniger.

The 1968 addendum contains manuscripts of books on camping and taxidermy, hunting and fishing stories alphabetically arranged by title, and correspondence with publishers from 1967-1968.

The 1969 addendum contains incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, 1957-1969, including publisher correspondence. Outgoing correspondence contains seven outgoing letters.

The 1970 addendum consists of incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from the Lenniger Literary agency and other publishers.

The 1972 addendum contains five letters of outgoing correspondence (1970-1972), and incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from publishers, 1958-1972. This addendum also includes a chapter outline regarding an off-season hunting and fishing book.

The 1973 addendum consists of five letters of outgoing correspondence (1972), and incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from publishers and 1 fan letter, 1964-1972. Also included is a book proposal for an off-season hunting and fishing book.

The January 1975 addendum contains twenty-four letters of outgoing correspondence (1973-1974), and incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from publishers, 1970-1974.

The November 1975 addendum consists of ten letters of outgoing correspondence (1974-1975), and incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from publishers, 1972-1975.

The 1977 addendum contains seventeen letters of outgoing correspondence (1973-1977), and incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from publishers, 1974-1977.

The 1979 addendum contains twenty-seven letters of outgoing correspondence (1967-1978), and incoming correspondence that is alphabetically arranged, including letters from publishers, 1955-1978. This addendum also contains one fan letter, five third-party letters, outlines of six books on squirrel, whitetail deer, and dove hunting, predator calling, off-season shooting and hunting, and taxidermy.

Also in the 1979 addendum is agreements, royalties and payment information, and one folder of miscellaneous correspondence.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Russell Tinsley graduated with a communications degree from the University of Texas and was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He and his wife Marjorie were married for over fifty years. Tinsley became a journalist and editor, photographer, and author of eleven books on hunting, fishing and taxidermy.

"He was the first outdoor editor of the Austin American Statesman newspaper, a position he held for over 30 years. He was the host of an outdoor radio show on KLBJ in Austin and was a contributing editor and founder of the Texas Fish & Game magazine."

According to his obituary, Tinsley was on the board of directors of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and received the organization s lifetime achievement honor, the Ham Brown Award, in 2003. He was one of the charter members of the Texas Outdoor Writers Assn., and was awarded the organization s lifetime achievement award, the L.A. Wilke Award.

[Source: Amazon.com editorial review: http://www.amazon.com/Taxidermy-Guide-Russell-Tinsley/dp/0883171562/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358378472&sr=1-1]

[Source: Obituary: http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.obits/33651/mb.ashx]

[Source: http://www.texaspress.com/index.php/publications/publication-archives/251-obituaries-october-2005]

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Russell Tinsley papers, Ax 670, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Fishing--Oregon.
  • Hunting stories, American--Authorship
  • Journalists--Oregon
  • Outdoor writers--Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication