William L. Finley photographs collection, 1899-1935  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Finley, William L.(William Lovell), 1876-1953
Title
William L. Finley photographs collection
Dates
1899-1935 (inclusive)
Quantity
18.36 cubic feet, (52 document cases)
Collection Number
Org. Lot 369
Summary
Original glass plate and nitrate negatives and original prints from naturalists and photographers William L. Finley, Irene Finley, Herman T. Bohlman, and Arthur Newton Pack.
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

Original negatives (A-D Series) are restricted. All other series are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William L. Finley (1876-1953) was a pioneering wildlife photographer specializing in birds. He was a founding member of the Oregon Audubon Society and a key figure in the establishment of the Three Arch Rocks, Klamath, and Malheur wild bird refuges. He was also a leading conservationist, and served as Oregon State Game Warden (1911-1917), Oregon State Biologist (1917-1919), and Oregon Fish and Game Commissioner (1926-1930). He is the author of American Birds, Little Bird Blue, Wild Animals Pets, and many magazine articles. For additional biographical information and a sampling of his early photographic work, see Worth Mathewson, William L. Finley: Pioneer Wildlife Photographer (Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University), 1986.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of images of wildlife, primarily birds of the western United States, 1899-1935, photographed by William Lovell Finley, his associate Herman T. Bohlman, his wife Nellie Irene Barnhart Finley, and others. The collection includes images of adult and immature birds, chicks, eggs, and nests. Many images show habitats. Others document the camera equipment and techniques used to make the photographs. Later portions of the collection reflect Finley’s partnership with Nature Magazine and Arthur Newton Pack to highlight wildlife in National Parks including Glacier, Rainier, and Yellowstone National Parks, as well as extensive boating expeditions up the west coast of Alaska and British Columbia.

All of the negatives are digitally available through OHS Digital Collections. https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/reuniting-finley-and-bohlman

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

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 prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

William L. Finley photograph collection, Org. Lot 369, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series A :   Original Numbered Glass Negatives ,  1900-1912 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
01
Neg. # FINLEY A1—A99
1900-1912
02
Neg. # FINLEY A100—A199
1900-1912
03
Neg. # FINLEY A200—A299
1900-1912
04
Neg. # FINLEY A300—A399
1900-1912
05
Neg. # FINLEY A400—A499
1900-1912
06
Neg. # FINLEY A500—A591a
1900-1912
07
Neg. # FINLEY A592—A693
1900-1912
08
Neg. # FINLEY A694—A792
1900-1912
09
Neg. # FINLEY A793—A1009
1900-1912
10
Neg. # FINLEY A1010—A1179
1900-1912
11
Neg. # FINLEY A1180—A1276
1900-1912
12
Neg. # FINLEY A1277—A1550
1900-1912
13
Neg. # FINLEY A1551—A1644
1900-1912
14
Neg. # FINLEY A1645—A1735
1900-1912
15
Neg. # FINLEY A1736—A1829
1900-1912
16
Neg. # FINLEY A1830—A1916
1900-1912
17
Neg. # FINLEY A1917—A2014
1900-1912
18
Neg. # FINLEY A2015—A2117
1900-1912
19
Neg. # FINLEY A2118—A2219
1900-1912
20
Neg. # FINLEY A2220—A2309
1900-1912
21
Neg. # FINLEY A2310—A2399
1900-1912
22
Neg. # FINLEY A2400—A2499
1900-1912
23
Neg. # FINLEY A2500—A2589
1900-1912
24
Neg. # FINLEY A2590—A2680
1900-1912
25
Neg. # FINLEY A2681—A2783
1900-1912
26
Neg. # FINLEY A2784—A2850
1900-1912

Series B :   Original Numbered Nitrate Negatives ,  1911-1913 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
27
Neg. # FINLEY B1—B399
1911-1913
28
Neg. # FINLEY B400—B900
1911-1913
29
Neg. # FINLEY B901—B1272
1911-1913

Series C :   Original Unnumbered Glass Negatives ,  1903-1926 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
30
Neg. # FINLEY C1—C107
1903-1926
31
Neg. # FINLEY C108—C191
1903-1926
32
Neg. # C192—C262
1903-1926

Series D :   Original Unnumbered Nitrate Negatives ,  1910-1935 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
33
Neg. # FINLEY D1—D167
1910-1935
34
Neg. # FINLEY D168—D309
1910-1935
35
Neg. # FINLEY D310—D588
1910-1935
36
Neg. # FINLEY D589—D870
1910-1935
37
Neg. # FINLEY D871—D1180
1910-1935
38
Neg. # FINLEY D1181—D1461
1910-1935
39
Neg. # FINLEY D1462—D1800
1910-1935
40
Neg. # FINLEY D1801—D2035
1910-1935

Series E :   Out of State Trips ,  1904-1911 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Arizona and New Mexico Trip, 1910
Box/Folder
41/01
Antelope
1910 June
41/02
Herbert Brown; elf owl
1910 June 13
41/03
Mexican ground dove
1910
41/04
Mourning dove
1910
41/05
White-winged dove
1910
41/06
California house finch
1910
41/07
Vermillion flycatcher
1910
41/08
Mockingbird
1910
41/09
Elf owl
1910
41/10
W. L. Finley and family
1910
41/11
Phainopepla
1910
41/12-13
Plumbeous gnatcatcher
1910
41/14
Pyrrhuloxia
1910
41/15
Gambel's quail
1910 June
41/16
Roadrunner
1910 June
41/17-18
Desert sparrow
1910
41/19
Bendire's thrasher
1910
41/20
Crissal thrasher
1910
41/21
Palmer's thrasher
1910
41/22
Verdin
1910
41/23
Lucy warbler
1910
41/24
Gila woodpecker
1910
41/25
Cactus wren
1910
41/26
Burros and pack train
1910
41/27
Carlsbad, NM
1910 June
41/28
Cowboys and cattle drive
1910
41/29
Engle, NM and Rio Grande
1910 June
41/30
Fish Creek Hotel, AZ
1910 June
41/31
Mescal flowers
1910 June
41/32
Native American women
1910
41/33
Scaled lizard
1910
41/34
Zebra tailed lizard
1910 June
41/35
Horned toad lizard
1910 June
41/36
Arizona Audubon Society outing
1910
41/37
Roosevelt, AZ
1910 June
41/38
Roosevelt Dam construction
1910 June
41/39
Apache Indian Camp
1910 June
41/40
Salt River Reservation, AZ
1910, June
41/41
Miscellaneous AZ plant life
1910
Subseries 2 : Massachusetts Trip, 1911
Box/Folder
41/42
Irene Finley, Dallas Lore Sharp and family. Pigeons; sparrows; gray squirrel. Boston Commons, MA
1911 November
Subseries 3 : California Trips, 1904-1906, 1910
Box/Folder
42/01
Irene Finley. Coot; black swan
1904
42/02
Warm Springs RR Station, CA
1904
42/03-05
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing golden eagle's nest, Mission Ridge, CA
1904
42/06
Irene Finley Feeding Canada geese in Golden Gate Park, CA
1910 February
42/07
White-fronted goose
1904
42/08
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing red-tailed hawk's nest
1904
42/09
Gull
1904
42/10
Bonaparte gull
1904
42/11
Black-crowned night heron
1904
42/12-13
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing in great blue heron rookery and haystack blind
1904
42/14
Lizard
1904
42/15
Mallard duck
1904
42/16
Barn owl
1904
42/17
Screech owl
1904
42/18
Northern phalarope
1904
42/19
Least sandpiper
1904
42/20
Western sandpiper
1904
42/21
Scaup duck
1904
42/22
California shrike
1904
42/23
W. L. Finley feeding swan with ducks and coots
1904
42/24
Tule wren
1904
42/25
Brewer's blackbird
1906
42/26
Crow
1906
42/27
House finch
1906
42/28
Ash-throated flycatcher
1906
42/29
Gull
1905-1906
42/30
Unidentified nest
undated
42/31
California jay
1906
42/32
Southern California landscapes
1905-1906
42/33
House cat
1906
42/34
Mockingbird
1905-1906
42/35
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman with Cameras in Swamp
1904
42/36
Black phoebe
1906
42/37
Pigeon Ranch, Pasadena, CA
1905-1906
42/38
California quail
1905
42/39
California shrike
1905
42/40
Snake in bird nest
1905-1906
42/41
White-crowned sparrow
1905-1906
42/42
California thrasher
1906
42/43-44
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing turkey vulture's nest
1906
42/45
Warbling vireo
1906
42/46
Nuttall's woodpecker
1906
42/47
Spotted canyon wren
1906
46/09
Ostrich ranch, southern CA
1905

Series F :   Oregon Locations ,  1901-1909 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Dayton, 1901-1907
Box/Folder
42/48
Western bluebird
1905 May 14
42/49
Flicker
1905 May 15
42/50
Ruffed grouse (nest with China pheasant eggs)
1905
42/51
Sooty grouse
1905
42/52
Steller's jay
circa 1901
42/53
China pheasant
1905 May 15
42/54
Rusty song sparrow
1905 May 15
42/55
Harris' woodpecker
1903
Subseries 2 : Jennings Lodge, 1907-1911
Box/Folder
43/01
Lizard
undated
43/02
Western bluebird
circa 1907
43/03
Oregon chickadee
1907
43/04
Willow goldfinch
1907 June
43/05
Ruffed grouse
1909 May
43/06
Sooty grouse
1909 June 4
43/07
Red-tailed hawk
1907 September 6
43/08
Rufous hummingbird
1907-1909
43/09
Thurber junco
1907 June
43/10
Thurber junco
1909 January
43/11
Pacific loon
1911
43/12
Mallard duck
1909 May 5
43/13
Turkey
undated
43/14
Mice
1908 April 1
43/15
Dog jumping for mouse in field
1907 July
43/16
Cat catching milk from a cow udder
1908
43/17
Bill Jennings
1909 August 4
43/18
Jennings Lodge views
1907-1908
43/19
View of the Willamette River from Jennings Lodge house
1907-1908
43/20
W. L. Finley and Bill Jennings loading hay
1909 July 29
43/21
Irene Finley royalty check from ladies home journal
1909
43/22
Willamette Falls, Oregon City
1908
43/23
Mr. Spooner salmon fishing
1908 September 26
43/24
Finleys and Spooners ice skating
1910 January
43/25
Snowfall at Jennings Lodge
1909 January 9
43/26
Star flower
undated
43/27
Milkweed
undated
43/28
Mt. Hood lilies
1907
43/29
Trillium
1908 April
43/30
Solomon's seal
1908 May
43/31
Autumn leaves
undated
43/32
Vanilla beans and leaves
1908 May 4
43/33
Blackberries
1907
43/34
Cherry tree in bloom
1908 April
43/35
Apple tree in bloom
1907-1908
43/36
Pussy willow
1908-1909
43/37
Hazel bush
1908 February 23
43/38
Dogwood in bloom
1907-1909
43/39
Western nighthawk
1907-1909
43/40
Dusky horned owl
1909 May 3
43/41-46
Finley family photographs
1907-1911
44/01-02
Finley family photographs
1907-1911
44/03
China pheasant
1907
44/04
Mountain quail
1908
44/05
Western robin
1907
44/06
Phoebe K. Finley holding a western robin
1909
44/07
Spotted sandpiper
1907
44/08
Chipping sparrow
1907
44/09
Fox sparrow
1909 January
44/10
Gamble's sparrow
1908 May 7
44/11
Rusty song sparrow
1907
44/12
Violet-green swallow
1909 July
44/13
Phoebe K. Finley salting a swallow's tail
1909 July
44/14
Oregon towhee
1909 January
44/15
Russet-backed thrush
1909 August 4
44/16
Varied thrush
1909 January
44/17
Irene Finley with Cassin's vireo nest
1908 May 12
44/18
Yellow warbler
1907 June
44/19
Irene Finley with wrens
1907 July
Subseries 3 : Klamath, 1905
Box/Folder
44/20
Avocet
1905
44/21
Red-winged blackbird
1905
44/22
Camp scenes and boat
1905
44/22
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman with cameras and photo blinds
1905
44/23
Canvasback duck
1905
44/24
Coot
1905
44/25-26
Cormorant
1905
44/26
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing cormorants
1905
44/27
Canada goose
1905
44/28
Eared grebe
1905
44/29-30
Western grebe
1905
44/31
W. L. Finley photographing Grebes
1905
44/32
preserving grebe skins
1905
44/33
California gull
1905
44/34
Great blue heron
1905
44/35
Killdeer
1905
44/36
Kingbird
1905
44/37-38
Mallard duck
1905
44/39
Abandoned hunter's cabin
1905
44/40
Klamath river
1905
44/41
Fish wheel on the Klamath River
1905
44/42
Houseboat on Lost River
1905
44/43
Cole fishing near Klamath City
1905
44/44
Bullock's oriole
1905
44/45
Osprey
1905
44/46
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman digging burrowing owls from nests
1905
44/47
Camp scenes and packhorses
1905
44/48
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing pelicans and cormorants
1905
44/49
Camp scenes and fishing
1905
44/50
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing ducks
1905
44/51
California quail
1905
44/52
Redhead duck
1905
44/53
Spotted sandpiper
1905
44/54
Garter snake
1905
44/55
Rattle snake
1905
44/56
Black-necked stilt
1905
44/57
Cliff swallow
1905
44/58
Western tanager
1905
44/59
Cinnamon teal duck
1905
45/01
W. L. Finley holding a black tern
1905
45/02
Caspian tern
1905
45/03
Forster's tern
1905
45/04
Rainbow trout
1905
Subseries 4 : Malheur/Burns/Crooked River Region, 1908
Box/Folder
45/05
American widgeon (baldpate) duck
1908
45/06
Brewer's blackbird
1908
45/07
Yellow-headed blackbird
1908
45/08
Farallon (?) cormorant
1908
45/09
Coyote hunting with Dr. Hibbard
1908
45/10
Sandhill crane
1908
45/11
Long-billed curlew
1908
45/12
Wright's flycatcher
1908
45/13
Canada goose; Hutchin's goose
1908
45/14
Snow goose
1908
45/15
Eared grebe
1908
45/16
Western grebe
1908
45/17
Sage grouse
1908
45/18
Gull; pelican; tern
1908
45/19
Marsh hawk
1908
45/20
Red-tailed hawk
1908
45/21
Swainson's hawk
1908
45/22
Black-crowned night heron
1908
45/23
Great blue heron
1908
45/24
Horned lark
1908
45/25
White-faced glossy ibis
1908
45/26
Black-billed magpie
1908
45/27
Mallard duck
1908
45/28
Meadowlark
1908
45/29
Sherars Bridge and Falls, Deschutes River
1908
45/30
Crooked River
1908
45/31
Cow Creek Canyon
1908
45/32
Silvies River and Burns
1908
45/33
Sagebrush Flats near Burns
1908
45/34
Haystack Lake
1908
45/35
Marsh's Place
1908
45/36
Hay Creek and Sheep Corrals
1908
45/37
Cattle
1908
45/38
Sod House near Spring Branch
1908
45/39
Adobe Fireplace
1908 July
45/40
Freight Wagon Trains
1908
45/41
Mr. Peck Skinning Birds
1908
45/42
William Marshall on a horse
1908
45/43
Sheepherder with gun and sheep
1908
45/44
Muskrat den
1908
45/45
Animal carcass in desert
1908
45/46
Long-eared owl
1908
45/47
Short-eared owl
1908
45/48-49
Pelican
1908
45/50
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman with auto
1908
45/51
W. L. Finley, H. T. Bohlman, and Peck with boat
1908
45/52
Wilson's phalarope
1908
45/53
Pintail duck
1908
45/54
Porcupine
1908
45/55
Raven
1908
45/56
Redhead duck
1908
45/57
White-rumped (loggerhead) shrike
1908
46/01
H. T. Bohlman holding a skunk
1908
46/02
Barn swallow
1908
46/03
Swan
1908
46/04
Green-winged teal duck
1908
46/05
Caspian tern
1908
46/06
Forster's tern
1908
46/07
Sage thrasher
1908
46/08
Western willet
1908
Subseries 5 : State Game Farm, Corvallis, 1905, 1911
Box/Folder
46/10
Mr. Schunke feeding pheasants
1905
46/11
Golden pheasant
undated
46/12
Reeves pheasant
1911 August 10
Subseries 6 : Three Arch Rocks, 1901-1903
Box/Folder
46/13
Brandt's cormorant
1901-1903
46/14
Farallon cormorant
1903 July
46/15
H. T. Bohlman photographing nests on a rock face
1903
46/15-16
Pigeon guillemot
1903
46/17
Western gull
1903
46/18
Three Arch Rocks and surrounding coastline
1903
46/19
California (common) murre
1901-1903
46/20
Crowd on a wagon
1901
46/21
Camp scenes
1903
46/22
Kaeding petrel
1901-1903
46/23
Tufted puffin
1901-1903
46/24
Sea lion
1903
46/25
Barn swallow
1901
Subseries 7 : Portland, 1900-1909
Box/Folder
46/26
Brewers blackbird
1901 June
46/27
Red-winged blackbird
1902 May
46/28
Western bluebird
1902-1903
46/29
Lazuli bunting
1903
46/30-31
Bushtit
1902-1904
46/31
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman holding bushtits
1903
46/32
Chickadee
1902 June
46/33
William Dutcher portrait
undated
46/34
W. L. Finley, H. T. Bohlman and Dr. Kellogg staging images
1901-1902
46/34-35
Flicker
1901-1902
46/36
Western flycatcher
1902
46/37
Goldfinch
1901-1902
46/38
Black-headed grosbeak
1902
46/39
Gull
1905-1906
46/40
W. L. Finley and H. T. Bohlman photographing hawk's nest
1902
46/40-41
Red-tailed hawk
1902
46/42
Sparrow hawk
1900
46/43
Great blue heron
1901
46/44
Rufous hummingbird
1902-1904
46/45
Kingfisher
1902
47/01
Meadowlark
1902 May 25
47/02
Aigrettes
1910 February
47/03
Holliday school students making birdhouses
circa 1909
47/04
Roses
1903
47/05
Ladd's Woods
1901
47/06
Nighthawk
1902
47/07
Bullock's oriole
1903
47/08
W. L. Finley portrait
undated
47/09
Sora rail
1902
47/10
Robin
1902
47/11
Gambel's (white-crowned) sparrow
1900-1902
47/12
Rusty song sparrow
1902
47/13
Rough-winged swallow
1902 July
47/14
Violet-green swallow
1902
47/15
Western tanager
1901
47/15
Photographing in the tree tops
1901
47/16
Russet-backed thrush
1901
47/17
Oregon towhee
1902
47/18
Western warbling vireo
1902
47/19
Cassin's vireo
1902
47/20
Black-throated gray warbler
1902
47/21
Lutescent warbler
1902-1904
47/22
Macgillvary's warbler
1902
47/23
Yellow warbler
1901-1902
47/24
Lewis' woodpecker
1902 July
47/25
Vigor's wren
1902 July
47/26
Canyon Creek landscape
1902
47/26-28
Western winter wren
1902
47/28
W. L. Finley with wrens on camera
1902
47/29
Habitat for Pacific yellowthroat near Portland, OR
1904
47/30
Pacific yellowthroat
1904

Series G :   Oregon Locations, 1910-1940 ,  1910-1940 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Wallowa Mountains
Box/Folder
48/01
Loading elk in crates, Jackson Hole, WY
1911
48/02
Unloading elk into pens, Joseph, OR
1911
48/03
Crowds viewing elk along route
1911
48/04
Transporting elk from Joseph to Billy Meadows
1911
48/05
Releasing elk in Billy Meadows
1911
Subseries 2 : Upper Willamette, 1912
Box/Folder
48/06-07
Bobcat and cougar hunting and camping scenes on the Upper Willamette River with W. L. Finley, Jap Hills, Kelley, Rees, and Gadsby
1912
Subseries 3 : Dallas Lore Sharp and Family Trips, 1912
Box/Folder
48/08
Indian pictographs at OO Ranch
1912
48/09
Rock Creek and OO Ranch
1912
48/10
Sandhill crane
1912
48/11
Antelope
1912
48/12
Avocet
1912
48/13
Phalarope
1912
48/14
Deschutes River
1912
48/15
D. L. Sharp and family around Jennings Lodge
1912
48/16
Boat on Klamath Lake, American flag on stern
1912
48/17
Birds in flight over Klamath Lake
1912
48/18
Unidentified nest
1912
48/19
Birds on the shore near Klamath Lake
1912
48/20
Cormorant
1912
48/21-22
Klamath Falls
1912
48/23
Pelican
1912
48/23
W. L. Finley, H. T. Bohlman, and D. L. Sharp filming pelicans
1912
48/24
D. L. Sharp with birds
1912
48/25
D. L. Sharp and son with Audubon tour near Klamath
1912
48/26
D. L. Sharp Jr. with birds near Klamath Lake
1912
48/27
W. L. Finley, H. T. Bohlman, and D. L. Sharp with boat around Klamath Lake
1912
48/28
Valley near Klamath
1912 July
48/29
Wildflowers
1912
48/30
Birds flying over water
undated
48/31
Great blue heron
undated
48/32
Nests near Malheur Lake
undated
48/33
Tern
1912
48/33
Killdeer
1912
48/33
D. L. Sharp
1912
48/34
Spadefoot toad
1912
48/35
D. L. Sharp on summit of Mt. Hood
1912
48/36
Forest scenes near Mt. Hood
1912
48/37
Motoring through alkali flats near Silver Lake
1912
48/38
Egret
1912
48/39
Jack rabbit
1912
48/40-42
Silver Lake
1912
48/41
D. L. Sharp and Malheur Audubon Wardens on Silver Lake
1912
48/43
Unidentified nest
1912
48/44
Three Arch Rocks and surrounding coastline
1912
48/45
Wallowa Mountains pack trip
1912
Subseries 4 : Oregon Fish and Game Commission Trip, June 1912
Box/Folder
49/01
On boats near Oregon City and Cazadera Dam
1912 June
Subseries 5 : Finley Family Outings and Jennings Lodge, circa 1912-1913
Box/Folder
49/02
Finley family At Cannon Beach/Haystack Rock
circa 1912
49/03
Finley children playing at the Oregon Coast
circa 1912
49/04
Finley family photographs
circa 1912
49/05
Finley family picnic and sail boating
circa 1912
49/06
Irene Finley and children
circa 1912
49/07-09
Finley children
circa 1912
49/10
W. L. Finley reading
circa 1912
49/11
W. L. Finley with children
circa 1912
49/12
W. L. Finley at desk
circa 1912
49/13
Finley children with bluebird
1912 June 11
49/14
Cedarbird
1913 July 21
49/15
English sparrow
1912
Subseries 6 : John Gill on Morrison Bridge, Portland, circa 1912
Box/Folder
49/16
John Gill feeding birds on Morrison Bridge
circa 1912
Subseries 7 : Pearson Trip, n.d., circa 1912
Box/Folder
49/17
Unidentified people along river and in a car
circa 1912
Subseries 8 : Crater Lake, 1913
Box/Folder
49/18
Chipmunks
1913
49/19
Trout fishing
1913
49/20
Crater Lake and surrounding area including lodge and overlook
1913
Subseries 9 : Crescent Lake, 1913
Box/Folder
49/21
Crescent Lake camp scenes and touring car
1913
Subseries 10 : Oregon State Game Farm, 1913
Box/Folder
49/22
Deer
1913
49/23
Ducks
1913
49/24
Pheasant
1913
49/25
Pheasant, pens, runs, and nesting boxes
1913
49/26-27
China pheasant
1913
49/28-29
Reeves pheasant
1913
49/30
Silver pheasant
1913
49/31
California quail
1913
49/32
Rabbit
1913
49/33
Ruffed grouse
1913
49/34
Gene M. Simpson
1913
Subseries 11 : Rogue River, 1913
Box/Folder
49/35
Rogue River, camp scenes, lodge, and boats
1913
49/36-38
Fly fishing
1913
Subseries 12 : Near Columbia River, Umatilla County (?), circa 1915
Box/Folder
49/39
Goose hunt
circa 1915
Subseries 13 : Umatilla County, near Stanfield, circa 1915
Box/Folder
49/40-43
Jack rabbit drive
circa 1915

Series H :   Out of State Trips ,  1911-1912 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Idaho, circa 1911
Box/Folder
49/44
Idaho Scenes Including St. Anthony Building & MFG Co.
circa 1911

Series I :   Olaus Murie Prints ,  1913 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
50/01
Daisies
1913 June 7
50/02
Screech owl
1913 June
50/03
Cassin vireo
1913 June 8
50/04
Black throated gray warbler
1913 June 7
50/05
Chipping sparrow
1913 June 10
50/06
Nests
1913 June 25
50/07
Netarts
1913 September 9
50/08
Western gull
1913 September 9
50/09
Tufted puffin
1913 July 3
50/10
Sea lion
1913 July 3
50/11
Brandt cormorant
1913 July 2
50/12
Western sandpiper
1913 September 6
50/13
Northern phalarope
1913 September 7
50/14
Hudsonian curlew
1913 September 7
50/15
Turkey vulture
1913 September 9

Series J :   Oregon Wildlife Images ,  1912-1930 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : State Game Farm, Corvallis
Box/Folder
50/16
Outbuildings and box traps
undated
50/25
China pheasant
undated
Subseries 2 : Mammals
Box/Folder
50/17
Antelope
undated
50/18
Mexican ant bear (coati)
1925 October
50/19
Deer
undated
50/20
Dog
undated
Subseries 3 : Bird Species
Box/Folder
50/21
Aigrette feathers
undated
50/22
Flicker
undated
50/23
Hungarian partridge
undated
50/24
Band-tailed pigeon
undated
50/25
Don Q. Quail (quail) at Jennings Lodge
1926 May
50/26
Unidentified bird species
undated

Series K :   Oregon Locations ,  1912-1930 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Clear Lake, 1912
Box/Folder
51/01
Clear Lake
1912
51/02
Grebes; terns
1912
51/03
Jacksnipe
1912
51/04
Unidentified nest
1912
51/05
Pelicans
1912
51/06
Jack Rabbit
1912
Subseries 2 : Eugene, 1924
Box/Folder
51/07
Airplanes, pilots and spectators
1924
Subseries 3 : Hermiston, 1916
Box/Folder
51/08
Coyotes
circa 1916
51/09
Kangaroo rat
1916
51/10
Eaves swallow
1916
Subseries 4 : Jack Lake, Lake County, circa 1915
Box/Folder
51/11
Sage grouse; antelope
circa 1915
Subseries 5 : Jennings Lodge, 1925
Box/Folder
51/12
Mexican ant bear (coati)
1925
Subseries 6 : Klamath, 1915-1916
Box/Folder
51/13
Skunk
1916
51/14
Horned owl
undated
51/15
Black-necked stilts
1915-1916
51/16
Weasel
1916
Subseries 7 : Malheur and SE Oregon, 1917
Box/Folder
51/17
Skunk
1917
51/18
Badger
1917 July
51/19
Orioles
1917
Subseries 8 : Mt. Hood, 1912
Box/Folder
51/20
Summiting Mt. Hood with camera equipment
1912
Subseries 9 : Netarts, 1920
Box/Folder
51/21-22
Photographing sandpipers and gulls with W. L. Finley, A. B. Howell, and Mr. and Mrs. Bailey
1920
Subseries 10 : Three Arch Rocks, 1929
Box/Folder
51/23
Three Arch Rocks and surrounding coast. Cormorants; gulls; murres; oyster catchers; puffins
1929
Subseries 11 : Wallowa Lake, 1913
Box/Folder
51/24
Fish hatchery
1913 June 23

Series L :   Out of State Trips ,  1916-1931 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Alaska, 1931
Box/Folder
51/25
Passengers aboard the Westward
1931 May
Subseries 2 : Arizona, 1925, 1930
Box/Folder
51/26
W. L. Finley and A. N. Pack standing on a dam
1925
51/27
W. L. and Irene Finley with camera
1930
Subseries 3 : California, 1920-1921, 1925
Box/Folder
51/28
Views of Oakland, CA and Lake Merritt. Barn owl; blue bill duck; scaup duck; Anna's hummingbird; brown bat; long-eared bat; mastiff bat; possum
1920-1921
51/29
Norria Pack in Santa Barbara. Coot
1925
Subseries 4 : Montana, 1927-29
Box/Folder
51/30
Deer; ground squirrel
1927
Subseries 5 : Texas, 1920
Box/Folder
51/31
Reddish egret; brown pelican; royal tern
1920
Subseries 6 : Washington, 1919, 1920
Box/Folder
51/32-33
First northern Washington trip
1919
51/34
Second northern Washington trip
1920
Subseries 7 : Wyoming, 1916, 1920
Box/Folder
51/35
Irene Finley feeding bears in Yellowstone Park
1916
51/36
Gray jay; pelican; deer
1920
Subseries 8 : Canada, 1920, 1924
Box/Folder
51/37
Pack horses and camp scenes near Whitwroth Ranch. Fool hen; sooty grouse; mountain beaver
1920
51/38
Warden Hadley with fawn and dog in Alert Bay, B. C. W. L. Finley photographing glaucous gulls on Gull Island. Views of polar bear in the Stanley Park Zoo in Vancouver, B. C.
1924 July

Series M :   Finley Negative Albums ,  1914 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Album #1
Box/Folder
51/39
Cougar
1914 April 22
Subseries 2 : Album #2
Box/Folder
51/40
Magone Lake, Grant County; cougar kittens; sportsman's meeting in Portland; trout hatchery at Imber
1914

Series N :   Don Q. Quail ,  1925-1926 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
51/41
Don Q. Quail posing with Finley family and school children
1925-1926

Series O :   Olaus Murie Prints Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
51/42
Photographs attributed to Olaus Murie. Species depicted include: martin; screech owl; phalarope; cedar wax wing; beaver; snowshoe rabbit; raccoon. Also includes winter scenes of the Deschutes River
Undated

Series P :   Loose Prints and Ephemera ,  1900-1960 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Oregon Wildlife and Landscapes
Box/Folder
52/01
Avocets
1919
52/02
Bald eagle
undated
52/03
White pelicans
undated
52/04
Sea Lion
undated
52/05
Snakes
undated
52/06
Toad
undated
52/07
Unidentified Oregon locations
undated
52/08
Unidentified child on a horse
undated
Subseries 2 : Reference Copy Prints
Box/Folder
52/09-11
Copy prints-various subjects
undated
Subseries 3 : Ephemera
Box/Folder
52/12
Selected original negative sleeves with notes
undated
52/13-14
Original negative albums. Negatives removed. See: folders 51/39-40.
1914
52/15
Program for Finley-Bohlman Memorial Photographic Blind at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
1960

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Birds -- Photographs.
  • Conservationists -- Oregon.
  • Nature photography.
  • Wildlife refuges--Oregon.
  • Personal Names :
  • Finley, William L.(William Lovell), 1876-1953--Archives
  • Finley, William L.(William Lovell), 1876-1953--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Nature Association.
  • Oregon--Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Audubon Society of Portland--Archives.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Wildlife refuges
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass plate negatives.
  • Negatives (photographs)
  • Photographs.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bohlman,Herman (photographer)
    • Finley, Irene (photographer)
    • Murie, Olaus Johan, 1889-1963 (photographer)
    • Pack, Arthur Newton, 1893-1975 (photographer)
    • Walker, Alex (photographer)