William L. Finley Papers, 1899-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953.
Title
William L. Finley Papers
Dates
1899-1955 (inclusive)
1900-1944 (bulk)
Quantity
14.00 cubic feet, including 277 photographs, 12 motion picture films, (29 boxes, including 12 oversize boxes, and 1 map folder)
Collection Number
MSS Finley
Summary
The William L. Finley Papers document the wildlife conservation work of Finley and his wife Irene, and the photography work of Herman T. Bohlman, who worked with Finley in the first decade of the 20th century. Finley was a photographer, filmmaker, and author who wrote and lectured extensively on wildlife conservation issues. The collection includes published and unpublished manuscripts, lecture and field notes, reports, correspondence, photographs, and motion picture films.
Manuscript items and photographs from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital. All of the films held in the collection are also available online.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and 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
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Renowned wildlife conservationist William L. Finley was born on August 9, 1876 in Santa Clara, California. His family moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1887. Finley graduated from the University of California in 1903 and in 1906 he married Nellie Irene Barnhart. The Finleys lived for many years at Jennings Lodge, Oregon, south of Portland.

Between 1900 and 1908, Finley and photography partner Herman T. Bohlman made several trips around the Pacific Northwest to photograph birds. Finley published American Birds in 1907, and subsequently published two other books and over 100 illustrated articles in newspapers and wildlife magazines. He helped found the Oregon Audobon Society in 1902, assisted in setting up Oregon's first Fish and Game Commission in 1911 (Finley served as commissioner from the Portland area), served as state Game Warden in the 1910s, and later helped set up the system of federal wildlife refuges in Oregon. The Finley Wildlife Refuge south of Corvallis is named for him. The Finleys made their first motion picture in 1910, and in the 1920s and 1930s they made several wildlife films of expeditions that they took to Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, and other places. They used the films in nationwide lecture tours sponsored by the American Nature Association.

William L. Finley was a nephew of William A. Finley, the first president of Corvallis College, which today is Oregon State University. The school conferred an honorary degree upon him in 1931. Finley died on June 29, 1953.

For detailed information on Finley's life, see William L. Finley: Pioneer Wildlife Photographer, by Worth Mathewson (OSU Press, 1986). Copies of this book are available in the History of OSU Book Collection in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center [TR729.B5 M37 1986].

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Williams L. Finley Papers primarily document Finley's work as a wildlife conservationist, author, lecturer, photographer, and filmmaker from about 1900 to 1955. The collection also documents the work of his wife Irene Finley and photography partner Herman Bohlman. The collection consists of published and unpublished manuscripts, lecture and field notes, reports, correspondence, photographs, a painting, and motion picture films.

The collection reflects Finley's passion for nature conservation through support for legislation to protect wildlife, photographs and films documenting animal behavior, and lecture tours sharing his observations with audiences across the United States. Finley's interactions with both state and national organizations, concern regarding the degradation of natural resources, and expeditions to Alaska and the southwestern states of the United States are documented in the collection. The Papers also document Finley's family and early life, including academic materials from the University of California, William and Irene Finley's wedding book, and a costume design notebook created by Finley's daughter, Phoebe.

Manuscript items and photographs from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital. All of the films held in the collection are also available online.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

William L. Finley Papers (MSS Finley), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Manuscripts, 1904-1955Return to Top

Series 1 consists of typewritten and handwritten manuscripts of newspaper and magazine articles, books, and lecture notes. Some were submitted to publications such as Pacific Monthly, Sunset Magazine, Century, and Nature Magazine. Many describe particular species of birds. Authors include William L. Finley, Irene Finley, Phoebe Finley, Kenneth Reid, and Ed Averill.

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1.1 1906
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1.2 June 19, 1908
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1.4 July 6, 1906
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11: Jimmy
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1.5 undated
1.5
2: Preface for lecture
A preface for a lecture on the author's motivation for bird photography, focusing on land birds of Oregon and California.
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4: Ibis
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12: Notes
Manuscript depicting the landscape south of The Dalles.
September 24, 1908
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10: Photographing pelicans manuscript and notes
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1.7 undated
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6: Lecture
Lecture that focuses on a trip mentioned in both "Malheur" and "White heron search."
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2.2 October 8, 1904
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2.3 January 1, 1908
2.3 undated
2.3
3: Wren
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2.3 February 9, 1940
Manuscripts: Typescripts and Handwritten
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2.4 1941
2.4 May 26, 1955
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2.4 1925
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24: Trout
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2.4
29: Compilation of manuscripts
Titles include "The song sparrow", "Wildflowers as a hobby", "The badger", and "Wildlife traffic accidents."
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2.4 undated
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2.7 June 16, 1935
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3.1 May 3, 1933
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3.2 September 16, 1940
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3.2 November 6, 1940
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3.2 January 17, 1944
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Manuscripts: Typescripts
1924-1942
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3.3 October 17, 1924
3.3 1934
3.3
3: Notes
Manuscript describing wildlife, including sparrows, rabbits, and robins.
July 5, 1937
3.3 September 10, 1939
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3.3 September 9, 1942
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Manuscripts: Typescripts
circa 1924-1942
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3.4 1926
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3.4 1926
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Manuscripts: Typescripts
circa 1924-1942
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13: Long-tailed chat article excerpt
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9.5
Manuscripts: Typescripts
circa 1924-1942
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9.5 undated
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Series 2:  Publications, 1905-1945Return to Top

Series 2 consists of publications, including typescripts and newspaper clippings of articles, written by William and Irene Finley and Ed Averill for the Oregon Journal and the Sunday Oregonian between 1935 and 1945. The articles describe different species, wildlife refuges, and trips taken by the Finleys. Some are editorial in nature, such as advocating for a new Portland zoo or calling for certain limits on hunting. The series also includes articles written for Nature, National Geographic, and other publications.

Container(s) Description Dates
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1942-1945
Box/Folder
3.6 October 20, 1942
3.6 April 9, 1942
3.6 April 11, 1942
3.6 July 22, 1944
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3.6 July 13, 1944
3.6 July 1, 1944
3.6 June 16, 1944
3.6 June 8, 1944
3.6 May 26, 1944
3.6 January 9, 1944
3.6 May 20, 1944
3.6 May 5, 1944
3.6 February 27, 1944
3.6 March 6, 1945
3.6 January 23, 1945
3.6 December 17, 1944
3.6 undated
3.6 undated
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1942-1945
Box/Folder
3.7 January 3, 1945
3.7 March 17, 1944
3.7 December 8, 1944
3.7 December 8, 1944
3.7 November 2, 1944
3.7 November 7, 1944
3.7 September 14, 1944
3.7 October 25, 1944
3.7 October 10, 1944
3.7 September 26, 1944
3.7 September 11, 1944
3.7 August 25, 1944
3.7 August 10, 1944
3.7 August 14, 1944
3.7 December 2, 1942
3.7 January 23, 1943
3.7 April 7, 1943
3.7 April 7, 1943
3.7 March 28, 1943
3.7 May 30, 1942
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1937-1938
Box/Folder
3.8 January 8, 1938
3.8 June 13, 1938
3.8 April 8, 1938
3.8 April 8, 1938
3.8 March 24, 1938
3.8 March 21, 1938
3.8 March 14, 1938
3.8 December 30, 1937
3.8 January 8, 1938
3.8 January 8, 1938
3.8 January 8, 1938
3.8 December 16, 1937
3.8 December 6, 1937
3.8 March 19, 1937
3.8 March 16, 1937
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1937
Box/Folder
3.9 September 28, 1937
3.9 October 29, 1937
3.9 October 10, 1937
3.9 September 15, 1937
3.9 May 24, 1937
3.9 August 10, 1937
3.9 July 3, 1937
3.9 July 14, 1937
3.9 June 17, 1937
3.9 May 21, 1937
3.9 May 7, 1937
3.9 April 23, 1937
3.9 April 9, 1937
3.9 March 24, 1937
3.9 undated
3.9 undated
3.9 undated
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1936-1940
Box/Folder
4.1 undated
4.1 undated
4.1 October 28, 1938
4.1 August 3, 1938
4.1 August 12, 1940
4.1 September 10, 1940
4.1 August 4, 1939
4.1 April 12, 1939
4.1 December 9, 1938
4.1 March 29, 1938
4.1 February 9, 1939
4.1 December 30, 1936
4.1 December 25, 1936
4.1 December 8, 1936
4.1 March 27, 1936
4.1 March 13, 1936
4.1 October 23, 1936
4.1 September 24, 1936
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1935-1939
Box/Folder
4.2 October 6, 1936
4.2 September 12, 1936
4.2 August 14, 1936
4.2 August 28, 1936
4.2 July 11, 1936
4.2 July 2, 1936
4.2 July 30, 1936
4.2 June 22, 1936
4.2 June 7, 1936
4.2 May 14, 1936
4.2 March 22, 1936
4.2 January 12, 1935
4.2 January 5, 1936
4.2 August 3, 1938
4.2 May 12, 1938
4.2 May 12, 1938
4.2 December 1939
4.2 October 30, 1939
4.2 October 23, 1939
4.2 October 23, 1939
4.2 July 14, 1939
4.2 June 13, 1939
4.2 May 23, 1939
4.2 May 2, 1939
4.2
25: Gulls
March 20, 1939
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1938-1942
Box/Folder
4.3 September 1941
4.3 December 29, 1938
4.3 March 10, 1940
4.3 August 18, 1939
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4.3 July 5, 1940
4.3 March 9, 1942
4.3 June 19, 1942
4.3 December 10, 1941
4.3 December 11, 1940
4.3 December 5, 1941
4.3 November 29, 1941
4.3 November 28, 1941
4.3 November 17, 1941
4.3 October 31, 1941
4.3
16: Manuscripts and report
Manuscripts for article, "Our largest migratory bird", and a report on trumpeter swans by David D. Condon, Assistant Yellowstone Park Naturalist.
1941
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1939-1942
Box/Folder
4.4 March 9, 1942
4.4 March 9, 1942
4.4 May 20, 1940
4.4
4: Manuscripts
Articles authored by William Finley and Ed Averill: 1. "How nestlings are fed"; 2. "The gullible gull"
August 14, 1942
4.4 July 9, 1942
4.4 June 1942
4.4 July 27, 1942
4.4 June 23, 1942
4.4 June 15, 1941
4.4 June 1941
4.4 June 18, 1941
4.4 May 2, 1941
4.4 September 15, 1940
4.4 December 9, 1940
4.4 February 10, 1940
4.4 April 21, 1941
4.4 August 4, 1939
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
circa 1937-1944
Box/Folder
4.5
1: Manuscripts
Articles: 1. "The biggest bird in the world"; 2. "Bird sanctuary as a memorial"
February 1942
4.5
2: Manuscripts
Articles: 1. "The pine siskin, a detective story"; 2. "Black tar causes death to swallow"; 3. "Deer killed by autos"
1941
4.5
3: Manuscripts
Articles authored by Irene Finley: 1. "Making the birds happy"; 2. "Musk-rat, new industry for Oregon"
1941
4.5 circa 1937
4.5 July-August 1941
4.5 November 9, 1940
4.5 November 22, 1940
4.5 September 9, 1942
4.5 October 11, 1942
4.5 October 20, 1942
4.5 October 30, 1942
4.5 November 17, 1942
4.5 December 22, 1942
4.5 January 2, 1943
4.5 April 25, 1944
4.5 April 11, 1944
4.5 undated
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1943-1944
Box/Folder
4.6 April 1, 1944
4.6 March 25, 1944
4.6 February 3, 1944
4.6
4: Persistent bird builders
December 12, 1943
4.6
5: Santa Claus' ponies
November 16, 1943
4.6
6: Just a 'thinkin' about a dog
November 5, 1943
4.6
7: Bird pilgrimage to Mt. Adams
October 27, 1943
4.6
8: The coyote is an outcast
circa October 1943
4.6 circa October 1943
4.6 September 15, 1943
4.6 September 18, 1943
4.6 September 16, 1943
4.6 August 28, 1943
4.6 July 30, 1943
4.6 July 23, 1943
4.6 July 15, 1943
4.6 July 9, 1943
4.6 June 29, 1943
4.6 June 24, 1943
Typescripts of articles published in the Oregon Journal
1939-1943
Box/Folder
4.7 June 1943
4.7 May 29, 1943
4.7 May 25, 1943
4.7 May 7, 1943
4.7 circa 1943
4.7 October 21, 1941
4.7 January 6, 1941
4.7 January 6, 1940
4.7
9: Manuscripts
Letter and manuscripts discussing the peccaries of the southwest and William and Irene Finley's trip to New Mexico.
March 4, 1941
4.7 undated
4.7 1941
4.7 September 1940
4.7 September 11, 1942
4.7 January 14, 1943
4.7 June 13, 1939
4.7
16: Manuscripts
Manuscripts discussing the Braly Museum of Natural History in Depoe Bay, a proposed Portland natural history museum, and birds in Arizona.
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Box/Folder
4.8 July-August 1905
4.9 December 1910
4.10 1923
5.1 1927
5.2 1928
5.3
Correspondence and news releases
Correspondence discussing the Malheur Lake Wildlife Refuge and dam construction on the Klamath River in California. News releases describing William Finley's life and lectures are included.
1930-1931
Arthur N. Pack's mountain lion articles
February 1930
Box/Folder
5.4 February 1, 1930
5.4 February 15, 1930
Box/Folder
5.5 May 1, 1932
"Sportsmen Kill the Goose" and "Fish," Nature article typescripts
1933
Box/Folder
5.6 1933
5.6
2: Articles on fish
1933
Seth Gordon article reprints
1935
Box/Folder
5.7 1935
5.7 1935
Article typescripts written by Phoebe Finley and William L. Finley, Jr. for high school publications
1922-1924
Box/Folder
5.8
1: Manuscripts
Articles authored by Phoebe Finley: 1. "The chipmunks of Mt. Rainier"; 2. "Baxter's borrowed pup"; 3. "Gray-tail"; 4. "Pete's encounter with a porcupine"
1922-1924
5.8 1922-1924
5.8 1922-1924
“Camera hunting in the northland”
February-May 1927
Box/Folder
9.6 February-May 1927
9.6 February-May 1927

Series 3:  Correspondence, 1909-1940Return to Top

Series 3 consists of correspondence between William Finley and individuals in organizations, including the National Association of Audubon Societies, state and federal Departments of Fish and Game, and the State of Oregon, as well as Theodore Roosevelt and Oregon Governor Oswald West. It also includes correspondence related to the drafting of a bill proposal for a new State Fish and Game Commission for Oregon as well as bills for wild bird protection that led to the establishment of Oregon’s first wildlife refuges and private land reserves. Also included is correspondence between the Finleys and Campbell Church pertaining to the Finleys' 1926 Alaska trip. Other topics addressed in the correspondence are exchanges with journal editors concerning Finley’s articles and photographs, Finley’s inquiries about providing lectures for a planned Midwest and East Coast trip, and requests for his photographs and lectures. Also represented is the issue of illegal sale of hats using wild bird feathers at millineries in San Francisco and Los Angeles leading to the loss of species, Finley’s concerns regarding the attempted removal of meadowlark protection in California, and arrangement of a traveling demonstration train for wild bird educational exhibits. The correspondence represents two time periods: 1909-1911 and 1926-1940.

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
Includes detailed discussion of demonstration train planning, a project which was subsequently taken over by John P. Babcock, Mr. Grinnell, and Mr. Clarke before the planning process was finished by Finley.
October 1909-October 1910
Box/Folder
20.1
1: Correspondence
Letter from Henry H. Kimball, Secretary for the Massachusetts Fish and Game Protective Association, requesting a copy of William Finley’s lecture presented for the National Conservation Congress in Seattle, Washington, August 26-28, 1909.
October 12, 1909
20.1
2: Correspondence
Letter from J. H. Hüsers to William Finley, requesting a permit to trap on the Malheur Lake Reservation as well as photographs of swan and geese. Hüsers discusses concern about the prevalence of trappers possibly disturbing nesting sites.
February 21, 1910
20.1
3: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing concerns regarding trappers disturbing nesting sites on the Malheur Lake Reservation. Additional topics include the purchase of William Finley’s photographs for the Baldwin Sheep and Land Co. catalogue and inclusion of Finley’s article, “The Cruise of Two Camera Hunters” in the June volume of The Pacific Monthly.
March 1910
20.1
4: Correspondence
Letter from a Sunset Magazine editor responding to William Finley’s request for ticket refunds.
April 16, 1910
20.1
5: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the inclusion of William Finley’s article in Technical World Magazine and requests from Theodore S. Palmer, Bureau of Biological Survey, for Finley to visit and write a report on the conditions of bird reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Additional topics include a request for a lecture for the Albany Chantauqua Association and the establishment of the Mary Dutcher Memorial fund to support the work of William Dutcher, President of the National Association of Audubon Societies.
May 1910
20.1
6: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing lecture plans and the inclusion of William Finley’s articles in Technical World Magazine and Everybody’s Magazine. Additional topics include the possible replacement of Claude Hibbard as Game Warden for the Malheur Lake Reservation and notes from Hibbard on the increase of wading bird populations at the Malheur Reserve.
June 1910
20.1
7: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing possible lectures in the eastern United States, inclusion of William Finley’s article, “The Intelligence of Birds”, in Everybody’s Magazine, and a report created by Finley on the conditions of bird reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Correspondence also discusses charges brought against Claude Hibbard, Game Warden of the Malheur Lake Reservation.
July 1910
20.1
8: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing William Finley's plans to create a demonstration train exhibit and lecture to farmers' institutes in California regarding the economic value of birds. Additional topics include Finley’s plans to publish a book about condors, the inclusion of a biographical sketch of Finley in Bird Lore, and possible appointment of Grover N. Jameson as the new Game Warden of the Malheur Lake Reservation.
August 1910
20.1
9: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s lectures for farmers' institutes in California, promoting the agricultural value of birds. Additional topics include a proposal for the federal protection of migratory birds and efforts to remove protection for meadowlarks in California.
September 1910
20.1
10: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s lectures for farmers' institutes in California and the creation of a demonstration train exhibit. Correspondence also focuses on the illegal sale of bird plumes for hair decorations and an effort to gather support for L. Alva Lewis as the next Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include the increase of grebe nesting and game birds on the Lower Klamath Lake, a proposal to create bird reserves from lands owned by the University of California, and concerns about farmers’ complaints regarding the effects of birds on crops.
October 1910
Correspondence
Contains letters concerning Finley's possible appointment to the State Game Commission or as the Forestry Warden.
November-December 1910
Box/Folder
20.2
1: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the demonstration train exhibit in California and position of Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include William Finley’s efforts to secure funding for the National Association of Audubon Societies and inclusion of Finley’s photographs in William Leon Dawson’s book, Birds of California.
November 1910
20.2
2: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s efforts to gather support as a candidate for the position of Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include concerns about California legislation regarding the protection of birds and Finley’s interest in an Oregon law permitting the establishment of game reserves on private property.
December 1910
Correspondence
Contains correspondence concerning drafting of the bill for the first Oregon Board of Fish and Game Commission, and reference to Finley’s appointment as head of the Commission. Finley’s letter to Theodore Roosevelt regarding Finley’s photographs and a request for support for establishing Pacific Coast wild bird refuges is included. Letters concerning the same topic to other notable individuals such as Oregon Governor Oswald West are also included.
January-May 1911
Box/Folder
20.3
1: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing concerns regarding Assembly Bill No. 191, which would remove federal protection for meadowlarks. Correspondence also focuses on Oregon legislation, supported by Governor Oswald West, which would replace the position of State Game Warden with a Fish and Game Commission and permit the establishment of game reserves on private property.
January 1911
20.3
2: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing Oregon and Washington legislation regarding the creation of an Oregon State Fish and Game Commission and Washington State Game Warden position. A second focus is the introduction of Senate Bill No. 701, adding a number of bird species to the list of injurious species of California, including grebes, pelicans, and cormorants.
February 1911
20.3
3: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s appointment on the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners and concerns about trappers shooting in a reserve near Burns, Oregon.
March 1911
20.3
4: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the removal of Grover N. Jameson as Deputy Game Warden for Oregon and vacant wardenships for the Cold Springs and Malheur Lake Reservations in Oregon and Clear Lake Reservation in California.
April 1911
20.3
5: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the vacant positions of Deputy Game Warden and game wardens for the Malheur Lake Reservation and territory around Burns, Oregon. Additional topics include William Finley’s work as part of the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners, and the inclusion of bird study in Oregon school curriculum.
May 1911
Irene Finley to/from William L. Finley
December 1928 and January 1935
Box/Folder
20.4
1: Correspondence
Letter from William Finley to Irene discussing lecture plans.
December 1928
20.4
2: Correspondence
Letters from Irene Finley to William discussing recent events in Jennings Lodge, Oregon.
January 1935
Campbell Church
January-December 1926
Box/Folder
20.5
1: Correspondence
Letter from William Finley to Henry O’Malley, Commissioner of Fisheries, responding to O’Malley’s proposal to film wildlife on the Pribilof Islands in Alaska.
January 1926
20.5
2: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing travel arrangements for William and Irene Finley’s trip to the Pribilof Islands in Alaska.
February 1926
20.5
3: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing travel arrangements for William and Irene Finley’s trip to the Pribilof Islands in Alaska.
March 1926
20.5
4: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing travel arrangements for William and Irene Finley’s trip to the Pribilof Islands in Alaska.
April 1926
20.5
5: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing travel arrangements for William and Irene Finley’s trip to the Pribilof Islands in Alaska.
May 1926
20.5
6: Correspondence
Radiogram from Percival S. Ridsdale requesting additional footage and images of human subjects, including camp scenes of the expedition crew.
July 1926
20.5
7: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the material captured by William Finley on the Pribilof Islands and his plans to travel to the Kenai Peninsula and McKinley National Park.
August 1926
20.5
8: Correspondence
Letter from William Finley to the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries regarding his trip itinerary to the Pribilof Islands from June to August 1926.
September 1926
20.5
9: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the material captured on film by William Finley on the Pribilof Islands.
October 1926
20.5
10: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing travel reimbursement and material captured by William Finley on the Pribilof Islands in Alaska.
November 1926
20.5
11: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the material captured by William Finley on the Pribilof Islands.
December 1926
Alaska trip to Pribilof Islands
1927-1929
Box/Folder
20.6
1: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the media coverage of William Finley’s trip to Alaska and possibilities for future travel.
January 1927
20.6
2: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s plans for lectures in the eastern United States and possibilities for future travel.
February 1927
20.6
3: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the popularity of William Finley’s Alaska lecture and plans to continue lecturing in the eastern United States.
March 1927
20.6
4: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing Nanette, a pet mountain goat being cared for by the Finley family.
July 1927
20.6
5: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing hunting in the fall and Nanette, a pet mountain goat being cared for by the Finley family.
August 1927
20.6
6: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing hunting, leaflets for William Finley’s lectures, and plans with the Church family.
November 1927
20.6
7: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing a meeting with John Borden in Chicago and the possibility of selling Nanette, a pet mountain goat, to the New York Zoological Park.
December 1927
20.6
8: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing Kodiak bear cubs being cared for by the Finley family.
June 1929
20.6
9: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the shipment of Kodiak bear cubs to a zoo.
July 1929
20.6
10: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing the successful shipment of Kodiak bear cubs to a zoo.
August 1929
General
1928-1940
Box/Folder
20.7
1: Correspondence
Letter from Paul E. Lodge discussing his trip to the White Mountains and Roosevelt Dam in Arizona.
August 1928
20.7
2: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing Irene Finley’s article on flickers and possible articles for Nature Magazine.
October 1933
20.7
3: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing a pet mule deer fawn cared for by the Finley family.
October 1936
20.7
4: Correspondence
Letter from Carl D. Shoemaker, General Wildlife Federation, discussing letterheads and envelopes.
July 1937
20.7
5: Correspondence
Correspondence discussing statistics for predators trapped and hunted in Oregon.
September 1940

Series 4:  Lectures, 1921-1942Return to Top

Series 4 consists of radio talks, brochures, clippings, and ephemera pertaining to Finley's film lectures.

Container(s) Description Dates
"Malheur (Lake-Blitzen Valley) Migratory Waterfowl Refuge," proposed radio talk developed by William L. Finley and Stanley Jewett
1935 and undated
Box/Folder
5.9 August 1935
5.9 1935
5.9 undated
Box/Folder
5.10 June 11, 1935
5.11 circa 1930-1940
9.7 1939
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1929-1930
Box/Folder
9.8 1929-1930
9.8 undated
9.8 February 2, 1930
9.8 February 2, 1930
9.8 February 2, 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January 24, 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 1930
9.8 January 24, 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 January-February 1930
9.8 January 1930
9.8 February 1930
9.8 February 16, 1930
9.8 February 4, 1930
9.8 February 1930
9.8 February 1930
9.8 January-February 1930
9.8 February 1930
9.8 February-March 1930
9.8 March 1930
9.8 March 1930
9.8 March 1930
9.8 March 7, 1930
9.8 March-April 1930
9.8 March 1930
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1929-1930
Box/Folder
9.9 March 1930
9.9 March 1930
9.9 March 1930
9.9 April 1930
9.9 April 1930
9.9 April 1930
9.9 April 1929-May 13, 1930
9.9 April-May 1930
9.9
9: Clippings and advertisement discussing Finley lectures, a visit from Irene Finley, and Finley's career
May-June 1930
9.9
10: Clippings discussing baby owl rescue, and Finley lectures "Wild Animal Outposts" and "Camera Hunting on the Great Divide"
June 1930
9.9
11: "He tames wild animals: Bill Finley has many strange pets"
July 1930
9.9
12: Clippings discussing river pollution
July 24-25, 1930
9.9
13: Forum of the people
August 1, 1930
9.9
14: Clippings discussing Malheur Lake and Finley lectures
July-August 1930
9.9
15: "Politics blamed for game strife"
August 14, 1930
9.9
16: "Pollution may be menace to fish industry" and "Downs tells Gov. Norblad board is o.k."
August-September 1930
9.9
17: Portrait of Dr. Henry Baldwin Ward and Finley for article about salmon and Willamette and Columbia River pollution
Image taken by Oregonian on September 2, 1930. 1 print.
September 2, 1930
9.9
18: Clippings discussing river pollution
September 2, 1930
9.9
19: Clippings discussing river pollution
September 1-2, 1930
9.9
20: The Museum Echo brochure, clipping discussing game warden's office, and portrait of Phoebe Finley
August-October 1930
9.9
21: "Loba lecturers to be heard by school children"
October 19, 1930
9.9
22: Clippings discussing river pollution and Oregon Audubon Society calendar of meetings
October 12-18, 1930
9.9
23-28: Clippings discussing Finley's lectures
November-December 1930
9.9
29: Clippings discussing Finley's lectures and cougar kittens
December 15-30, 1930
9.9
30-31: Articles on Finley southwest expedition
December 28, 1930
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1921-1931
Box/Folder
9.10 January 1921-January 1931
9.10 January 18, 1931
9.10 January 1931
9.10 January 1931
9.10 January 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 8, 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 March 1931
9.10 March 1931
9.10 February 1931
9.10 March 1931
9.10 March 29, 1931
9.10 April 1, 1931
9.10 April 1931
9.10 April 1931
9.10 April 1931
9.10 April 15, 1931
9.10 April 1931
9.10 April 1931
9.10 May 1931
9.10 May 1931
9.10 May 15, 1931
9.10 April-May 1931
9.10 June 2, 1931
9.10 June 1931
9.10 June 11, 1931
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1931
Box/Folder
9.11 June 1931
9.11 June 1931
9.11 July 1931
9.11 June 18, 1931
9.11 August 2, 1931
9.11 August 2, 1931
9.11 August 9, 1931
9.11 August 10, 1931
9.11 August 1931
9.11 circa August 1931
9.11 August 23, 1931
9.11 September 15, 1931
9.11 September 1931
9.11 September 1931
9.11 September 1931
9.11 September 24, 1931
9.11 October 1931
9.11 October 1931
9.11 October 1931
9.11 October 1931
9.11 October 26, 1931
9.11 November 1931
9.11 November 1931
9.11 November 1931
9.11 November 11, 1931
9.11 November 11, 1931
9.11 November 1931
9.11 November 15, 1931
9.11 November 1931
9.11 December 6, 1931
9.11 December 1931
9.11 December 1931
9.11 December 1931
9.11 August 1931
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1932
Box/Folder
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 10, 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 January 1932
9.12 February 1932
9.12 January-February 1932
9.12 February 1932
9.12 February 1932
9.12 circa 1932
9.12 March 1932
9.12 March 1932
9.12 March 1932
9.12 March 1932
9.12 March 1932
9.12 April 5, 1932
9.12 May 1932
9.12 May 19, 1932
9.12 May-June 1932
9.12 June 1932
9.12 June 1932
9.12 June 8, 1932
9.12 June 1932
9.12 July 1932
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1932
Box/Folder
9.13 circa 1932
9.13 August 1932
9.13 August 9, 1932
9.13 September 1932
9.13 September-October 1932
9.13 circa 1932
9.13 October 1932
9.13 October 1932
9.13 October 1932
9.13 October 1932
9.13 October 1932
9.13 November 1932
9.13 1932
9.13 November 1932
9.13 October-November 1932
9.13 November 1932
9.13 November 1932
9.13 November 1932
9.13 November 1932
9.13 November 29, 1932
9.13 November 29, 1932
9.13 November 30, 1932
9.13 December 1932
9.13 December 1932
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
circa 1932-1933
Box/Folder
9.14 January 1933
9.14 circa 1932
9.14 January 1933
9.14 1933
9.14 January 1933
9.14 January 15, 1933
9.14 January 1933
9.14 January 1933
9.14 February 1933
9.14 February 1933
9.14 February 1933
9.14 February 1933
9.14 February 1933
9.14 February 1933
9.14 January-March 1933
9.14 April 1933
9.14 April 4, 1933
9.14 May 1933
9.14 May 1933
9.14
20: Articles
Newspaper clippings discussing Portland's efforts to acquire a loan to build a sewage system and Finley's lectures on wildlife in the southwestern United States. Additional article discusses Finley's role on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act advisory board.
June 1933
9.14 July 26, 1933
9.14 June 1933
9.14 June 1933
9.14 July 1933
9.14 July 1933
9.14
26: Articles
Newspaper clippings discussing Oregon Caveman group and meeting of Izaak Walton League of America. Image of Caspian terns taken by William Finley is included.
July 1933
9.14 July 1933
9.14 July 1933
9.14 July 1933
9.14
30: Articles
Newspaper clippings discussing a meeting of Izaak Walton League Oregon chapters and addition of William Finley on Oregonian's Wild Life Advisory Board. Image of gray fox taken by Finley is included.
July-August 1933
9.14 August 1933
9.14 August 1933
9.14 May-August 1933
9.14 September 15, 1933
9.14 September 1933
9.14 September 1, 1933
9.14 September 16, 1933
9.14 October 1933
9.14 September 3, 1933
9.14 October 15, 1933
9.14 October 1, 1933
9.14 October 1933
9.14 October 1933
9.14 November 5, 1933
9.14 November 3, 1933
9.14 November 1933
9.14 November 1933
9.14 November-December 1933
9.14 December 1933
9.14 1933
9.14 December 1933
box-item
10.1
10.1: Poster advertisement for "Wild animal outposts" lecture
undated
Film lecture brochures, "Camera Hunting on the Continental Divide"
circa 1930-1940 and undated
Box/Folder
14.1 undated
14.1 circa 1930-1940
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1933-1934
Box/Folder
21.1 January 1934
21.1 1933
21.1 January 24, 1934
21.1 January 24, 1934
21.1 January 1934
21.1 January 11, 1934
21.1 January 16, 1934
21.1
8: Articles, lecture schedule, and brochure
Document includes lecture schedule and newspaper clipping discussing "Birds, bergs and Kodiak bears" lecture. Newspaper clipping discussing establishment of wildlife sanctuaries and brochure for the Moose Hill Bird Sanctuary are included.
January-February 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 February 14, 1934
21.1 February 14, 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 1934
21.1 February 24, 1934
21.1 February 1934
21.1 February 24, 1934
21.1 February-March 1934
21.1 March 1934
21.1 March-April 1934
21.1 March 1, 1934
21.1 April 1934
21.1 April 1934
21.1 May 1934
21.1 May-June 1934
21.1 June 17, 1934
21.1 June-July 1934
21.1 September-October 1934
21.1 July 1934
21.1
33: Articles
Newspaper clippings discussing the need for antelope conservation at Hart Mountain, the impact of birds on the fish population, and restoration of the Lower Klamath Lake. Article discussing "Birds, bergs and Kodiak bears" lecture is included.
July-August 1934
21.1 August 1, 1934
21.1 October 1934
21.1 October-December 1934
21.1 December 1934
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1934-1935
Box/Folder
21.2 January 1935
21.2 January 27, 1935
21.2 January 27, 1935
21.2 1934
21.2 January 1935
21.2 January 3, 1935
21.2 January 1935
21.2 January 1935
21.2 October 1934-January 1935
21.2 January 18, 1935
21.2 January 1935
21.2 January-February 1935
21.2 January-February 1935
21.2 February 9, 1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2
18: Articles and correspondence
Collection of articles and correspondence focusing on William Finley's visit with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Other articles discuss fishways at the Bonneville Dam and beaver conservation.
February-March 1935
21.2 1934-1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2 February 11, 1935
21.2 February 21, 1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2 1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2 1934-1935
21.2 February 1935
21.2 1934-1935
21.2 February-March 1935
21.2 March-April 1935
21.2 March 1935
21.2 1935
21.2 March 9, 1935
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1935
Box/Folder
21.3 April 1935
21.3 March-April 1935
21.3 April 7, 1935
21.3 April-May 1935
21.3 April-June 1935
21.3 May-June 1935
21.3 May-June 1935
21.3 June 4, 1935
21.3 June 1935
21.3 June 1935
21.3 June 1935
21.3 June 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 4, 1935
21.3 July 5, 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 28, 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 July 1935
21.3 August 4, 1935
21.3 August 1935
21.3 August 1935
21.3 August 1935
21.3 August 1935
21.3 August 1935
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1935
Box/Folder
21.4 August 1935
21.4 August-September 1935
21.4 August-October 1935
21.4 September 1935
21.4 September 1935
21.4 September 1935
21.4 September 1935
21.4
8: Oil can letter
September 28, 1935
21.4 September-October 1935
21.4 October 1935
21.4 October-November 1935
21.4 November 15, 1935
21.4 November-December 1935
21.4 December 1935
21.4 1935
21.4 December 1935
21.4 December 8, 1935
21.4 December 10, 1935
21.4 December 15, 1935
21.4 December 1935
21.4 December 1935
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1936
Box/Folder
21.5 January 1936
21.5 February 1936
21.5 February 1936
21.5 February 1936
21.5 February-March 1936
21.5 March 1936
21.5 March 1936
21.5 April 1936
21.5 April 1936
21.5 April 1936
21.5 May 1936
21.5 April 1936
21.5 April 1936
21.5 April 1936
21.5 May 1936
21.5 May 1936
21.5 May 6, 1936
21.5 May 11, 1936
21.5 May 1936
21.5 May-June 1936
21.5 June 1936
21.5 June 1936
21.5 June 1936
21.5 July 21, 1936
21.5 July 1936
21.5 July 1936
21.5 July 1936
21.5 August 1936
21.5 August 1936
21.5
30: Clippings on dams, Roosevelt, and Walton League
August 2-13, 1936
21.5 August-September 1936
21.5 September 26, 1936
21.5 October 1936
21.5 November 1936
21.5 November 1936
21.5 November 1936
21.5 November 20, 1936
21.5 December 1936
21.5 December 1936
21.5 December 20, 1936
21.5 December 29, 1936
21.5 December 1936
21.5 circa 1936
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1936-1937
Box/Folder
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 1937
21.6 January 31, 1937
21.6 February 1936
21.6
14: Advertisement for Finley lecture at Walton League chapter meeting
February 6, 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 1936-1937
21.6 February 1937
21.6 March 1937
21.6 March 1937
21.6 March 4, 1937
21.6 March 4, 1937
21.6 March 4, 1937
21.6 March 4, 1937
21.6 March 1937
21.6 1937
21.6 March 21, 1937
21.6 March 1937
21.6 March 1937
21.6 March-April 1937
21.6 April 1937
21.6 April 1937
21.6 April 22, 1937
21.6 April 1937
21.6 April 1937
21.6 April 1937
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1936-1937
Box/Folder
21.7 May 1937
21.7 May 1937
21.7 May 1937
21.7 1936-1937
21.7 May 1937
21.7 May 1937
21.7 June 1937
21.7 June 1937
21.7 June 4, 1937
21.7 June 1937
21.7 June 1937
21.7 June 1937
21.7 June 1937
21.7 June 24, 1937
21.7 June 29, 1937
21.7 July 1937
21.7 July 1937
21.7 July 1937
21.7 July 1937
21.7 August 1937
21.7 July 1937
21.7 July 1937
21.7 August 1937
21.7 August 7, 1937
21.7 August 1937
21.7 August 17, 1937
21.7 September 1937
21.7 September 1937
21.7 September 22, 1937
21.7 September 24, 1937
21.7 September 1937
21.7 October 8, 1937
21.7 November 1937
21.7 November 9, 1937
21.7 November 1937
21.7 November 1937
21.7 November 30, 1937
21.7 December 1937
21.7 December 5, 1937
21.7 December 1937
21.7 December 1937
21.7 December 19, 1937
21.7 December 1937
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1938
Box/Folder
22.1 March 1938
22.1 1938
22.1 January 1938
22.1 January 1938
22.1 March 1938
22.1 March 1938
22.1 February 1938
22.1 June 13, 1938
22.1 June 3, 1938
22.1 January 1938
22.1 February 1938
22.1 August 20, 1938
22.1 April 1938
22.1 January 1938
22.1 June 1938
22.1 February 1938
22.1 August 19, 1938
22.1 May 1938
22.1 August 1938
22.1 June 1938
22.1 February 1938
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1938
Box/Folder
22.2 January 1938
22.2 August 1938
22.2 June 1938
22.2 June 1938
22.2 June 1938
22.2 June-July 1938
22.2 October 1938
22.2 October-November 1938
22.2 November 1938
22.2 November 1938
22.2 November 1938
22.2 November 29, 1938
22.2 December 1938
22.2 December 1938
22.2 December 1938
22.2 March 4, 1938
22.2 July 1938
22.2 July 1938
22.2 August 4, 1938
22.2 April 1938
22.2 October 1938
22.2 October 1938
22.2 October 1938
22.2 October 9, 1938
22.2 October 2, 1938
22.2 September 1938
22.2 August 27, 1938
22.2 August 1938
22.2 August 1938
22.2 July 1938
22.2 June 1938
22.2 February 1938
22.2 May 1938
22.2 1938
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1938-1939
Box/Folder
22.3 1939
22.3 1939
22.3 1939
22.3 January 1939
22.3 January 1939
22.3 January 1939
22.3 January 1939
22.3 January-February 1939
22.3 February 1939
22.3 February 1939
22.3 February 1939
22.3 February 1939
22.3 1939
22.3 February 1939
22.3 February 18, 1939
22.3 March 1939
22.3 March 19, 1939
22.3 March 1939
22.3 March 26, 1939
22.3 March 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 1938-1939
22.3 April 11, 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 19, 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3
33: Advertisement and articles
Advertisement for Oregon Audubon Society dinner and articles discussing "Woods, waters and wildlife" lecture and establishment of Clatsop County chapter of Izaak Walton League.
April 1939
22.3 April 1939
22.3 May 1939
22.3 April-May 1939
22.3 May 1939
22.3 1938-1939
22.3 May 5, 1939
22.3 May 1939
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1939
Box/Folder
22.4 May 7, 1939
22.4 May 1939
22.4 May 1939
22.4 May 21, 1939
22.4 May-June 1939
22.4 June 1939
22.4 June 15, 1939
22.4 June 18, 1939
22.4 June 1939
22.4
10: Articles
Articles discussing visit from National Wildlife Federation president, David Aylward, management of pilchard and salmon industries, and National Wildlife Federation meeting.
July 1939
22.4 July 1939
22.4 July 1939
22.4 July 1939
22.4 July 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 July-August 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 August 26, 1939
22.4 August 1939
22.4 August 27, 1939
22.4 August 28, 1939
22.4 September 1939
22.4 September 1939
22.4 1939
22.4 October 1939
22.4 November 1939
22.4 November 1939
22.4 November 30, 1939
22.4 December 1939
22.4 December 1939
22.4 December 1939
22.4 December 1939
22.4 December 1939
22.4 December 10, 1939
22.4 December 1939
22.4 December 17, 1939
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1940
Box/Folder
22.5 January 22, 1940
22.5 January 26, 1940
22.5 January-February 1940
22.5 February 2, 1940
22.5 February 11, 1940
22.5 February 14, 1940
22.5 February 18, 1940
22.5
8: Articles
Articles discussing duck and quail hunting in Mexico, North American Wildlife Conference, and visit to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
March 1940
22.5 March 16, 1940
22.5 March 1940
22.5 March 20, 1940
22.5 March 1940
22.5 March 21, 1940
22.5 March 24, 1940
22.5 March 1940
22.5 March 1940
22.5 March 1940
22.5 March 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 March-April 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 7, 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 12, 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 21, 1940
22.5 April 21, 1940
22.5 April 1940
22.5 April 25, 1940
22.5 April 1940
Mounted clippings and ephemera pertaining to Finley's lectures
1940-1942
Box/Folder
22.6 April 1940
22.6 April-May 1940
22.6 April 28, 1940
22.6 May 1940
22.6 May 1940
22.6 May 1940
22.6 May 16, 1940
22.6 May 17, 1940
22.6 May 19, 1940
22.6 May 1940
22.6 May 1940
22.6 May 1940
22.6
13: Articles
Articles discussing Willamette Valley project, water conservation, and appointment of Ira N. Gabrielson as Director of Fish and Wildlife Service.
May-June 1940
22.6 June 2, 1940
22.6 July 1940
22.6
16: Articles
Articles discussing William Finley Yellowstone Park trip, Rogue River pollution, and Izaak Walton League Oregon State Council Convention.
July 1940
22.6 July 1940
22.6 July 28, 1940
22.6 August 1, 1940
22.6 August 11, 1940
22.6 August-September 1940
22.6 September 1940
22.6 September 1940
22.6 October 1940
22.6 September-October 1940
22.6 October 1940
22.6 November 1940
22.6 November 16, 1940
22.6 November 20, 1940
22.6 November 20, 1940
22.6 November 22, 1940
22.6 November 1940
22.6 November 1940
22.6 November 1940
22.6 November 28, 1940
22.6 November 28, 1940
22.6 November 1940
22.6 November 29, 1940
22.6 November 29, 1940
22.6 November-December 1940
22.6 December 1940
22.6 December 1940
22.6 December 1940
22.6 December 1940
22.6 December 29, 1940
22.6 December 5, 1940
22.6 December 12, 1940
22.6 December 1940
22.6 1942

Series 5:  Trip Notes, 1918-1938Return to Top

Series 5 consists of trip notes, most of which pertain to the Finleys' 1926 Alaska trip. Other notes document a 1931 Alaska trip by Arthur Pack and William Alakangas, a 1929 trip to Arizona and New Mexico, a 1927-28 trip to the eastern United States, and a 1938 trip to Oregon's Paulina Lake.

Container(s) Description Dates
William L. Finley, Alaska
1926 and undated
Box/Folder
5.12 1926
5.12
2: Excerpt of an unnamed manuscript
undated
Irene Finley, notes on Campbell Church trip, Alaska
1925-1928
Box/Folder
5.13
1: Article draft
Draft of an article written by Irene Finley concerning a pet coyote.
1926
5.13 1926-1927
5.13
3: "Maki's perfect day: A south sea episode" by Charles Nordhoff, Harper's Monthly Magazine
undated
5.13
4: "On the lagoon" by Charles Bernard Nordhoff
undated
5.13
5: "Carmilla's teacher" by Leonora Pease
undated
5.13
6: "In the shadow of Faneuhi" by Charles Bernard Nordhoff
undated
5.13
7: "A frozen diary: Glimpses of the barren lands" by Captain Thierry Mallet
undated
5.13
8: "Monkey tricks" by Delia J. Akeley, Saturday Evening Post
September 18, 1926
5.13
9: "A dog story"
undated
5.13
10: The Piper, Houghton Mifflin Company
October 1926
5.13
11: National Lloyd Week advertisement
April 1928
5.13 1926
5.13 1925-1926
Irene Finley, Alaska
1918-1926
Box/Folder
5.14 1926
5.14 1926
5.14 1922-1926
5.14
4: "E. W. Nelson in National Geographic"
May 1918
5.14
5: "Lost forest yields rich archaic find", Sunday Tribune
1926
5.14 1926
Irene Finley, Alaska
1926
Box/Folder
5.15 1926
5.15 1926
Alaska notes
1926
Box/Folder
5.16 1926
5.16 1926
Alaska notes
1926-1928
Box/Folder
5.17 1926
5.17 1926-1928
Arthur Pack, Alaska
1931-1933
Box/Folder
6.1 1931
6.1 1933
6.1
3: Mt. Rainier trip notes
circa 1931-1933
Box/Folder
6.2 1926 and 1931
6.3 1929
6.4 1927-1928
6.5 August 15, 1938
22.7
"Fur seals of the Pribilof Islands" by Edward A. Preble, Nature Magazine
October 1925
22.8 1926

Series 6:  Organizations and Issues, 1909-1946Return to Top

Series 6 consists of files pertaining to various organizations and issues. Organizations represented include the Izaak Walton League, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey, and the Oregon State Planning Board. Issues include reclamation in the Klamath and Malheur basins, salmon and Bonneville Dam, stream pollution, and mountain lions. Also included is a 1915 report by Stanley Jewett, "Report on Birds Seen at Netarts Bay."

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6.6 1915
6.7 1931-1933
6.8 April 29, 1935
6.9 May 20, 1926
6.10 1930-1935
6.11 1917-1935
6.12 circa 1929
Oregon State Planning Board
1934-1935
Box/Folder
6.13 November 26, 1934
6.13 1935
Oregon State Planning Board
1934-1936
Box/Folder
6.14 1934-1936
6.14 1936
Box/Folder
6.15 February 8, 1934
6.16 circa 1932-1937
Scheffer Reports (Theo H. Scheffer) -- waterfowl surveys
1933-1935
Box/Folder
7.1 March 8, 1935
7.1 March 8, 1935
7.1 March 25, 1935
7.1 1933
7.1 circa 1933
Box/Folder
7.2 1933-1934
U.S.D.A., Bureau of Biological Survey, Migratory Bird Advisory Board
1933-1935
Box/Folder
7.3 1933
7.3 1934
7.3 1934-1935
7.3 June 1935
7.3 1933-1935
Box/Folder
7.4 1932-1935
7.5 June 1935
7.6 1917-1934
7.7 December 1937-January 1938
General information on wildlife
1909 and 1946
Box/Folder
7.8
1: Annual report of the Directory of the National Park Service to the Secretary of the Interior, Fiscal year ended June 30, 1946
1946
7.8
2: Fish and game laws of California
1909
Box/Folder
7.9
Reference index cards
undated
14.2 1934 and 1937
22.9 1913-1941

Series 7:  Personal Materials, 1899-circa 1920sReturn to Top

Series 7 consists of personal materials, including academic materials and ephemera from William Finley's student days at the University of California, William and Irene Finley's 1906 wedding book, and Phoebe Finley's notebook on costume design from the 1920s.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7.10
State Game Commission letterhead
circa 1911
7.11 circa 1920s
Exams and scholastic reports
1899-1901
Box/Folder
7.12 August 18, 1899
7.12 August 21, 1899
7.12 January 15, 1900
7.12 January 30, 1901
7.12 November 11, 1899
7.12 October 10, 1899
7.12 December 1899
7.12 December 1900
7.12 December 1900
7.12 August 1899
7.12 August 1899
7.12 December 1899
7.12 1899-1901
7.12
14: Notes
1899-1901
Box/Folder
8.1 1899-1901
Expense records
1901-1902
Box/Folder
8.2 August 17, 1901
8.2 1901-1902
8.2 1901-1902
8.2 March 27, 1902
8.2 1901-1902
Programs and dance cards
1899-1902
Box/Folder
8.3
1: Junior Farce program, Macdonough Theatre
December 9, 1899
8.3
2: Junior Farce program, Macdonough Theatre
December 8, 1900
8.3
3: Junior Day 1902, Grand Opera House
November 28, 1902
8.3
4: Tenth Annual Running of the Society of Skull and Keys
November 7, 1900
8.3
5: Senior Social, Stiles Hall
November 23, 1900
8.3
6: Valentine
undated
8.3
7: Dance card, Harmon Gymnasium, University of California
October 26, 1900
8.3
8: FVNVS Bovrdonis et mintonis
1902
8.3
9: Obitus Bovrdonis et mintonis
1901
Programs and dance cards
1901-1904
Box/Folder
8.4
1: Dance cards, Junior Promenade, University of California, Berkeley
November 28, 1902
8.4
2: Freshie Glee, University of California
October 23, 1903
8.4
3: University Assembly, Oakland
April 13, 1903
8.4
4: Valentine?
February 13, 1904
8.4
5: Junior Promenade dance cards, Berkeley
November 29, 1901
8.4 1903
8.4 February 3, 1903
The Occident (literary magazine)
1900-1902
Box/Folder
8.5
1: The Occident, University of California
September 12, 1900
8.5
2: The Occident, University of California
October 3, 1900
8.5
3: The Occident, University of California
October 17, 1900
8.5
4: The Occident, Women's Issue, University of California
November 1, 1900
8.5
5: The Occident, University of California
November 7, 1900
8.5
6: The Occident, University of California
November 21, 1900
8.5
7: The Occident, University of California
March 29, 1901
8.5
8: The Occident, University of California
September 13, 1901
8.5
9: The Occident, University of California
August 30, 1901
8.5
10: The Occident, University of California
April 18, 1902
Box/Folder
14.3 1899-1903
14.4 1906

Series 8:  Motion Picture Films, circa 1926-1935Return to Top

Series 8 consists of several Finley motion picture films and related materials, including film ownership notes, lecture posters, title lists, and title placards. The films are silent, black and white 35mm safety film copies of earlier nitrate films and are grouped into three sub-subseries. The first group consists of six films of the Pacific Northwest and Montana and date from 1927 to circa 1930. They document forests, the Bonneville Dam, waterfowl, salmon, Crater Lake, and wildlife in Montana. The second group consists of five Alaska films documenting the Finleys' 1926 Alaska trip, various Aleutian Islands, Kenai, and Mt. McKinley. The third group consists of short film segments. They show the Finleys on board a ship, probably from one of their Alaska trips, and in Arizona and New Mexico. The latter includes footage of cactus and desert wildlife. Duplication masters of all the films (made in 2002 and 2004) are described as part of this series. All of the films are available for viewing online.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Film notes, title lists and ownership information
circa 1927-1935
Box/Folder
8.6
"Exhibitor Says No," New Outlook
Article on showing of motion pictures in non-theater settings
May 1935
Film notes sent to Paramount Pictorial
1933-1934
Box/Folder
8.7 July 2, 1934
8.7 October 10, 1933
8.7 October 1933
8.7 November 1933
8.7 January 1934
8.7 January 1934
8.7 January 1934
8.7 March 1934
8.7 March 1934
8.7 1933-1934
8.7
11: Film notes for "Trailing panthers"
undated
8.7
12: Film notes for "Birds are like people"
May 6, 1934
8.7
13: Film notes for "Getting our goat"
July 1934
8.7
14: Film notes for "Fang and claw"
September 10, 1934
8.7
15: Film notes and head title list
Film notes for "Wild animal outposts" and head title list for "Wild animal outposts", "Kenai and Kodiak", Unimak and Bogoslof", The Pribilof Islands", and "Mt. McKinley National Park."
undated
8.7
16: Film notes and title list for "Enemies of game"
July 19, 1923
Film title lists
circa 1927-1935
Box/Folder
8.8
1: Film title list
Title list for "Waterfowl" and "Woods, Waters, and Wildlife."
undated
8.8
2: Film title lists
Reel 1: 1. "The kangaroo rat"; 2. "The red-tailed hawk"; 3. "The spooky cactus". Reel 2: 1. "Fawns for other regions", 2. "Coyote, killer of antelope". Reel 3: 1. "Peccary or wild pig"; 2. "Gila monster"; 3. "Fortified nest sites"; 4. "The fussy magpies."
undated
8.8
3: Film title lists
Reel 1: 1. "Crater Lake National Park"; 2. "The harvest of the Columbia". Reel 2: 1. "Live-trapping and transplanting beaver"; 2. "Wilderness areas where beaver are abundant". Reel 3: 1. "The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters"; 2. "Clear Lake Reservation in 1912"; 3. "A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen"; 4. "Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915"; 5. "A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust". Reel 4: 1. "P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marsh land, added to Malheur Refuge"; 2. "Winter refuges for waterfowl"; 3. "A new kind of duck dog". Reel 5: 1. "Home of the sage grouse"; 2. "Hunting for antelope."
undated
8.8 undated
8.8
5: Film title lists
Reel 1: 1. "Crater Lake National Park"; 2. "The harvest of the Columbia". Reel 2: 1. "Live-trapping and transplanting beaver"; 2. "Wilderness areas where beaver are abundant". Reel 3: 1. "The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters"; 2. "Clear Lake Reservation in 1912"; 3. "A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen"; 4. "Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915"; 5. "A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust". Reel 4: 1. "P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marsh land, added to Malheur Refuge"; 2. "Winter refuges for waterfowl"; 3. "A new kind of duck dog"; 4. "Trapping and banding ducks". Reel 5: 1. "Home of the sage grouse"; 2. "Hunting for antelope."
undated
8.8
6: Film title list
Title list for "The trail of the cougar", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack.
undated
8.8
7: Film title lists
Title lists for "Back into the ages" and "Pueblo and Navajo", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack.
undated
8.8
8: Film title list
Title list for "The rambles of rover: A dog's life", by William L. Finley.
undated
8.8
9: Film title list
Title list: 1. "Lazy, hazy days on the Texas coast"; 2. "Looks like milk, but it was gas"; 3. "The laughing gull. He pays no income tax"; 4. "The black skimmer with a bill that never balances"; 5. "Ma skimmer has her doubts about Pa"; 6. "Birds of a feather flock together"; 7. "The royal tern prefers crowded quarters instead of a shoreline estate"; 8. "An armored submarine that subs on land, and his vegetarian cousin"; 9. "A Texas armadillo with a tiled roof, a ticklish tummy, and no teeth"; 10. "Watch the Inca dove and her baby"; 11. "Next we found a Caracara or Mexican eagle"; 12. "Climbing to the home of the bald or American eagle"; 13. "The Capt'n insisted that we wing some more birds"; 14. "So we 'shot up' the heron colony"; 15. "Brown pelicans that looked like a fleet of wise-heads."
undated
8.8
10: Film title list
Title list for "The Pribilof Islands", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
11: Film title list
Title list for "Ramparts of the north", by Arthur N. and Eleanor Pack.
undated
8.8
12: Film title list
Title list for "Cruising north."
undated
8.8
13: Film title list
Title list for "The Pribilof Islands", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
14: Film title list
Title list for "Glaciers", by William L. Finley.
undated
8.8
15: Film title list
Title list for "The Pribilof Islands", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
16: Film title lists
Descriptions of scenes from American Nature Association Alaska trip, including hunting porpoises and visiting Bogoslof Island.
undated
8.8
17: Film title list
Title list for "Unimak and Bogoslof", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
18: Film title list
Title list for "Wild Animal Outposts", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
19: Film title list
Title list for "Kodiak bears go fishing", by William L. Finley.
undated
8.8
20: Film title list
Title list for "Peter, a naturalist's dog", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
21: Film title list
Title list for "The trail of the rainbow."
undated
8.8
22: Film head titles list
Head title list for "Peter, a naturalist's dog", "Cubs and kittens", "The passing of the marshlands", and "Bird friends."
undated
8.8
23: Film title list
Title list for "Kindred of the wild", by William L. and Irene Finley.
undated
8.8
24: Film head titles list
Head title list for "Cruising in British Columbia" and "Wild animal pets."
undated
8.8
25: Film title list
Film title list for unidentified film about Finley's pets, Nannette, Don Q, and Peter.
undated
8.8
26: Film title lists
Film title lists for "Bird friends", an unidentified film, and "Spring fever."
undated
8.8
27: Film title lists
Film title lists for "Renting houses for songs", "Tiniest soul in feathers - The hummingbird", "Monkey-faced owls", and "Don Q, a California quail."
undated
8.8
28: Film head title lists
Head title lists for "Wild birds of Oregon", by William L. and Irene Finley.
1926
Film ownership
circa 1927-1935
Box/Folder
8.9 circa 1932
8.9 circa 1928
8.9 1927-1935
8.9
4: Film title lists and notes
Title lists and notes for William Finley's lectures and films, including "Camera hunting on the continental divide", "Getting personal with mountain lions", and "Ramparts of the north."
1930-1935
Box/Folder
14.5 circa 1932
14.6 circa 1927
Film title placards
Box 10 contains film title placards with original photographs. Boxes 11-13 and 23-29 contain film title placards without original photographs.
circa 1926-1935
Box
10
2: "The great bear of Alaska"
undated
10
3: "The trail of the cougar", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
4: "Tide-line to mountain top"
undated
10
5: "Trailing bighorns", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
6: "Cruising north (Bird islands)"
undated
10
7: "Wild animal outposts", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
8: "Getting our goat", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
9: "Thar she blows!"
undated
10
10: "In the wake of the wapiti", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
11: "Spring fever", by William L. and Irene Finley
undated
10
12: "Bird friends", by William L. and Irene Finley
undated
10
13: Unidentified dog
undated
10
14: "Ramparts of the north", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
15: "Wildlife of the cactus country", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
16: "Getting personal with mountain lions", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
17: "The big game parade", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
18: Mountains
undated
10
19: "Off to Glacier Bay"
undated
10
20: "Making movies of moose", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
21: "Dwellers by a dam site", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
22: "When mountains call", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
23: "Camera hunting - Part five"
undated
10
24: "Fishing - Part two"
undated
10
25: "The trail of the rainbow", by Arthur N. and Eleanor Pack
undated
10
26: "Riding the rim-rock", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
27: "Nature's side-show", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
28: "Queer creatures of the cactus country", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
29: "Riding the rim-rock", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
30: "Queer creatures of the cactus country", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
31: "Cruising the Klamath where the wide marshes are the homes of myriads of wild fowl. A flock of Coots or mud hens."
undated
10
32: Bear in river
undated
10
33: Unidentified man
undated
10
34: River dam
undated
10
35: Group of unidentified men in camp
undated
10
36: "Over the misty mountains, Past the wide heights of blue, Even to the crystal fountains, Where all the dreams come true"
undated
10
37: "You cannot with a scalpel find the poet's soul, Nor yet the wild bird's song"
undated
10
38: "No bird or animal is too wild to bag with the camera, although it often takes a great amount of ingenuity, time and patience to get a good shot. Shooting with the shutter requires far more skill than shooting with the gun. Hunting the cliffs in southeastern Oregon."
undated
10
39: Finley with camera
undated
10
40: "Little waders of the marsh. Hunting baby Phalaropes."
undated
10
41: "The golden-mantled or rock squirrel forgets his wildness, if there is a peanut in sight"
undated
10
42: Group of men on horseback traveling up a hill
undated
10
43: Forest scene
undated
10
44: "Kindness will accomplish almost impossible things with wild birds. In the deep woods where the warbling vireo or greenlet lives."
undated
10
45: "The lake is five miles across. Toward the west side is a small crater called Wizard Island, which is a good example of a small extinct volcano."
undated
10
46: "This tiny bird, like a shooting star in the woods, was a difficult problem for the camera man. He used strategy by sprinkling the lilies with sweetened water."
undated
10
47: "To the south of Crater Lake, is the great marsh country where the wild geese live"
undated
10
48: "When mountains call", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
49: "Getting our goat", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
50: "Wild animal pets", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
51: Mountains and ice
undated
10
52: "Wings to the south", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Magazine
undated
10
53: "The land of fear", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
54: "Woods, waters and wildlife", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
55: "The forests", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
56: "The passing of the marshlands", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
57: "Waterfowl", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
58: "The public domain", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
59: Incomplete title placard with an image of a river
undated
10
60-68: "The tale of the Tusitala: A chronicle of the British Columbian Expedition of the American Nature Association", photographed by William L. and Irene Finley
undated
10
69-79: "Kindred of the Wild", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
80: "Wild animal outposts", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of American Nature Association
undated
10
81-83: "A day with the Stony Brook hunt" placards and note
undated
10
84-91: "Ramparts of the north", by Arthur N. and Eleanor Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
92: "The Pribilof Islands", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
93: "Kenai and Kodiak", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
94: "Unimak and Bogoslof", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
95: "Mt. McKinley National Park", by William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine
undated
10
96: "Animal life of the Yellowstone", by William L. and Irene Finley
undated
10
97: "Animal life of the Yosemite", by William L. and Irene Finley
undated
10
98: "Cholla and Sahuaro", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
99: "Back into the ages", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
10
100: "Pueblo and Navajo", by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine
undated
11-13 and 23-29
Film Title Placards without original photographs
Films 35mm, silent, black and white, safety base
1926-1930
Sub-subseries 1 : Films of the Pacific Northwest, Montana and Colorado
6 reels.
1927-1930
box-item
15.1
Woods, Waters, and Wildlife
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of fishing at Celilo Falls and the Oregon Coast (including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sea Lion Caves, and Three Arch Rocks). Includes title panels: Crater Lake National Park; The Harvest of the Columbia; and Salmon, the main food of the Indians.
circa 1930
15.2
The Forests
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of logging, beaver building dams, the Bonneville Dam, other wildlife, and a chipmunk in a camp. Includes title panels: Live-trapping and transplanting beaver; and Wilderness areas where beaver are abundant.
1927
15.3
The Passing of the Marshlands
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes title panels: The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters; Clear Lake Reservation in 1912; A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen; Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915; and A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust.
circa 1930
15.4
Waterfowl
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of various birds, including their nesting sites. The film ends with footage of a pet quail and pet duck with the family dog. Includes title panels: P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marshland, added to Malheur refuge; Trapping and banding ducks; Winter refuge for waterfowl; and A new kind of duck dog.
circa 1930
15.5
Getting Our Goat
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine. Footage shows Finley donning a goat costume on order to approach the goats more closely for filming. Includes title panels: Ptarmigan or snow grouse; On to Boulder Pass; Top of the Continental Divide; This was a splendid goat country, but we still had to climb the peaks to get above the goats unobserved; and It takes a goat to get a goat.
1930
15.6
In the Wake of the Wapiti
By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine. Filmed near Red Eagle (Montana?); includes footage of camp, porcupine, elk, moose and mountain goats. Includes title panels: Fool hens; The trail needed patching; Leaving our horses we crept cautiously to the edge of a steep bank and peered over; The idea was to lie in wait at the stream crossing below the lick -- and it worked; and In the moose country.
1930
Alaska films, probably used in Finley's "Wild Animal Outposts" lecture
5 reels.
circa 1926-1930
box-item
16.1
Wild Animal Outposts
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of salmon fishing and fish counts. Includes title panels: The story of the Bering Sea Expedition, led by Campbell Church and William L. Finley, under the auspices of the American nature Association and the Bureau of Fisheries of the United States Department of Commerce; Smaller craft for cruising rivers and lakes; Buffy joins the expedition. [water bird]; A salmon cannery at the head of the bay; Food for a nation in a salmon trap; The future of the salmon crop is guarded by the United States Bureau of Fisheries; and On up the river with the salmon run.
1926
16.2
Kenai and Kodiak
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes title panels: Shooting mountain sheep from an ambush; Only Aleuts can fish here; Climbing to the aery of an American eagle; Nearby dinner for young eagles; and A joker somewhere the rest never humped and rolled like this.
circa 1930
16.3
Unimak and Bogoslof
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes title panels: Returning to camp -- are we friend or foe?; A nest at the edge of the crater; Far below, on the beach, live the sea lions; and Are you a relative of mine?
circa 1930
16.4
The Pribilof Islands
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage the Westward, Native Alaskan children and a whale hunt. Includes title panels: The bidarrah or ferry-boat at St. Paul; Santa Claus; The haunts of the blue fox; The lemming of the north; A Bering Sea beach, home of the fur seals; A stranger on the Pribilofs. [a bear cub]; Farewell to the Pribilofs -- we go a-whaling; and On the trail of Jonah.
circa 1930
16.5
Mt. McKinley National Park
By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of glaciers, wildlife, the Westward and a pet fawn. Includes title panels: On the lookout for rock ptarmigan; Hunting snowshoe rabbits; and Tracking mountain sheep.
circa 1930
box-item
16.6
Incomplete film segments
This includes various scenes (trims and out-takes) on board a ship and in Arizona and New Mexico. The film segments were spliced together in 2004. Includes footage of cactus and desert wildlife and birds. Includes title panels: Potatoes may be all right, but crabs caught that very morning on the beach are better; Queer Creatures of the Cactus Country by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine; The Trail of the Rainbow by Arthur N. Pack and Eleanor Pack; On the plateau above the valley of the Chama River, New Mexico; We push on by way of lovely Mesa Verde, the home of forgotten races of mankind; and Repeated cloudbursts bring more difficulties.
circa 1930
Box
30
Duplication Masters
The duplication masters consist of 4 BetaCam SP and 8 miniDV videotapes of the motion picture films that were made in 2002 (BetacamSP) and 2004 (miniDV). The content of the miniDV tapes has been transferred to a preservation dark storage server. These are being retained until the original films are re-digitized at some point in the future.

Series 9:  Photographs and Painting, circa 1900-1940sReturn to Top

Series 9 consists of photographs and a painting. The bulk of the photographs are prints that were used in or are similar to images included in "American Birds", taken by William Finley and/or Herman Bohlman. Other photographs depict wildlife, fish ladders at Bonneville Dam, and the Finley family.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Mounted Photographs
circa 1900-1910
Red-Tailed Hawks
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.1
1: Bohlman nearing the aerie of the red-tail in the tall cottonwood
1 print.
undated
17.1
2: Finley and Bohlman with cameras on a trail
1 print.
undated
17.1
3: Bohlman taking pictures at the aerie of the red-tail, 120 feet from the ground
1 print.
undated
17.1
4: Nest and eggs of the red-tail, April 15th
1 print.
undated
17.1
5: Another view of Bohlman taking pictures of the red-tail nest
1 print.
undated
17.1
6: Young red-tails in the downy stage, May 3rd
1 print.
undated
17.1
7: Bohlman unloading camera equipment in tree
1 print.
undated
17.1
8: Young red-tails
1 print.
undated
17.1
9: Young red-tails in the nest; river in background
1 print.
undated
17.1
10: Young red-tails beyond downy stage
2 prints.
undated
17.1
11: Full-grown young red-tails just before they left the aerie, May 24th
1 print.
1902
17.1
12: A full-grown young red-tail, with the tail end of a carp showing in the nest
1 print.
1902
Flickers
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.2 undated
17.2 undated
17.2
3: Flicker at the front door of her home
1 print.
1902
17.2
4: Two flickers on a stump
1 print.
undated
17.2
5: Four flickers on a stump
1 print.
undated
17.2
6: Flicker on a branch
1 print.
undated
17.2 undated
17.2
8: "About Face!" Five flickers on a branch
1 print.
undated
Hummingbirds
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.3
1: The hummer saddled her cup on the lowest branch of a small fir
1 print.
undated
17.3
2: The nestlings began to fork out all over with tiny black horns
1 print.
undated
17.3
3: Young hummers
2 prints.
undated
17.3
4: Hummer in a nest in a fir tree
1 print.
undated
17.3
5: Hummers in a nest
1 print.
undated
17.3
6: Young hummers about to leave the nest
2 prints.
undated
17.3
7: Hummer in a nest
1 print.
undated
17.3
8: The hummer feeding her young by regurgitation
She jabs her log bill down the baby's throat and injects him with honey. 1 print.
undated
17.3 1905
17.3
10: Mother hummingbird on edge of nest about to brood young
1 print.
1905
17.3
11: Rufous at home
1 print.
1902
17.3
12: Hummingbirds in next
Not mounted. 1 print.
undated
Bush-tits
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.4
1: Bush-tit perched on a branch
1 print.
undated
17.4
2: Nest
1 print.
undated
17.4
3: Male bush-tit with green cutworm for young
1 print.
undated
17.4
4: Bush-tit at door of long-hanging nest
3 prints.
undated
17.4
5: Young bush-tits waiting to be fed
1 print.
undated
17.4
6: Young bush-tits beside long pendant nest
1 print.
1901
17.4
7: Parent and young bush-tits on Herman Bohlman's arm
1 print.
undated
17.4 undated
Nests and Young Birds
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.5
1: Photographing a nest
1 print.
undated
17.5
2: Nest
1 print.
undated
17.5
3: Several large nests (heron?) in trees
1 print.
undated
17.5
4: Heron? next to nest
1 print.
undated
17.5
5: Nest of fir branches with four eggs
1 print.
undated
17.5
6: Bird on post
1 print.
undated
17.5
7: Unidentified bird
3 prints.
undated
17.5
8: Young perched on branch outside of nest
1 print.
undated
17.5
9: Two young robins? in nest
1 print.
undated
17.5
10: Nest with four eggs
2 prints.
1901
17.5
11: Three birds in a cherry tree
2 prints.
undated
17.5
12: Young robins
1 print.
undated
17.5
13: Bluebird? feeding young
1 print.
undated
17.5
14: Bluebird at nest hole
3 prints.
undated
17.5
15: A mother bluebird poising an instant after feeding her young
1 print.
undated
17.5
16: Bluebird? on a tree branch
1 print.
undated
Bluebirds, Yellow-throats, Sparrows, and Kingfishers
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.6
1: Nest and eggs of yellow-throat?
1 print.
undated
17.6
2: Baby yellow-throats in nest?
1 print.
undated
17.6
3: Nest and eggs of the song sparrow
1 print.
undated
17.6
4: Kingfishers perched on a snag
1 print.
undated
17.6
5: Kingfishers on the first day out of the nest fully fledged
1 print.
undated
17.6 1901
17.6
7: Three unidentified babies in a nest
1 print.
undated
Wrens
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.7
1: Mother wren at the nest hole
2 prints.
undated
17.7
2: Young wrens just after leaving the next
4 prints.
undated
17.7
3: Wrens perched on a stump
1 print.
undated
17.7
4: Wide awake and on the tiptoe of expectancy
1 print.
1902
17.7
5: Feeding young wrens
1 print.
undated
Yellow-throats
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.8
1: Young yellow-throats quarrelling
2 prints.
undated
17.8
2: Adult yellow-throat with worm
1 print.
undated
17.8
3: The mother came with a big spider
1 print.
undated
17.8
4: Yellow-throats in a tree
2 prints.
undated
17.8
5: Male yellow-throat
1 print.
undated
17.8
6: Father yellow-throat and young
1 print.
undated
17.8
7: Mother yellow-throat and young
1 print.
undated
17.8
8: The mother dropped to the perch, and gave the nearer one a big caterpillar
1 print.
undated
17.8
9: Father yellow-throat feeding young
2 prints.
undated
17.8
10: Mother yellow-throat and young
1 print.
undated
Warblers
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.9
1: Nest and eggs of the black-throated gray warbler
1 print.
undated
17.9
2: The mother often brought in green cutworms
1 print.
undated
17.9
3: Two small nestlings
1 print.
undated
17.9
4: Disputing while mother is away
1 print.
undated
17.9
5: Two warblers on a branch
1 print.
undated
17.9
6: Mother warbler feeding young
1 print.
undated
17.9
7: Feeding fledglings
8 prints.
undated
Chickadees
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.10
1: Nest in a tree
1 print.
undated
17.10
2: Nest and eggs of chickadee
1 print.
undated
17.10
3: Chickadee at the threshold of her home
1 print.
undated
17.10
4: Mother chickadee at back door of her nest
1 print.
undated
17.10
5: Chickadee at nest hole
1 print.
undated
17.10
6: Chickadees on perch outside of nest hole
3 prints.
undated
17.10
7: Chickadees on perch outside of nest hole
1 print.
1902
17.10
8: Chickadees in a family jar
1 print.
undated
17.10
9: Chickadees on a stump with adult feeding young
1 print.
1902
17.10
10: Chickadees on a perch outside nest hole
"Here we are! We are seven." 1 print.
undated
Individually Mounted Photos
circa 1900-1910
Box/Folder
17.11
1: Bohlman and Finley in camp along the Lewis River?
1 print.
undated
17.11 circa 1900
17.11
3: View of a mountainside farmstead
1 print.
undated
17.11
4: View of a farmstead along a river or bay
1 print.
undated
17.11
5: Still life photos of pheasant hunting
2 prints.
undated
Unmounted Photographs
circa 1900-1940s
Unmounted prints of birds used in American Birds
circa 1900-1905
Box/Folder
17.12
1: Young golden eagle not fully fledged
American Birds print no. 1. 1 print.
undated
17.12
2: The hummer saddled her cup on the lowest branch of a fir tree
American Birds print no. 2. 1 print.
undated
17.12
3: Mother hummingbird on edge of nest about to brood young
American Birds print no. 3. 1 print.
undated
17.12
4: The hummer feeding young by regurgitation
American Birds print no. 4. 1 print.
undated
17.12
5: Rufous at home
American Birds print no. 5. 1 print.
undated
17.12
6: Young hummers about to leave nest
American Birds print no. 6. 1 print.
undated
17.12
7: Chickadee at the threshold of her home
American Birds print no. 8. 1 print.
undated
17.12
8: Mother chickadee at back door
American Birds print no. 10. 1 print.
undated
17.12
9: Nest and eggs of flicker, with side of stump sawed out
American Birds print no. 13. 1 print.
undated
17.12
10: Flicker at front door of her home
American Birds print no. 15. 1 print.
undated
17.12
11: Male yellow-throat
American Birds print no. 16. 1 print.
undated
17.12
12: The mother came with a big spider (Yellow-throat)
American Birds print no. 17. 1 print.
undated
17.12
13: Nest and eggs of yellow-throat
American Birds print no. 18. 1 print.
undated
17.12
14: The mother dropped to the perch and gave the nearer one a big caterpillar (Yellow-throat)
American Birds print no. 19. 2 prints.
undated
17.12
15: Mother grosbeak feeding young
American Birds print no. 21. 1 print.
undated
17.12
16: Male grosbeak feeding young
American Birds print no. 22. 1 print.
undated
17.12
17: Male grosbeak at nest
American Birds print no. 24. 1 print.
undated
17.12
18: Full-grown young red-tail hawk
American Birds print no. 25. 1 print.
undated
17.12
19: Nest and young of the red-tail
American Birds print no. 26. 1 print.
undated
17.12
20: Young red-tails in the downy stage
American Birds print no. 27. 1 print.
undated
17.12
21: Nest full of young crows, about half-grown
American Birds print no. 29. 1 print.
undated
17.12
22: Jack Crow's perch in the apple tree
American Birds print no. 30. 1 print.
undated
17.12
23: Nest and eggs of barn owl
American Birds print no. 32. 1 print.
undated
17.12
24: Downy young barn owls about three days old
American Birds print no. 33. 1 print.
undated
17.12
25: A study in sentiment (Barn Owl)
1 print.
undated
17.12
26: Barn owl in full flight
American Birds print no. 35. 1 print.
undated
17.12
27: Half-grown barn owls, about six weeks old
American Birds print no. 36. 1 print.
undated
17.12
28: Young barn owl in fighting attitude
American Birds print no. 37. 1 print.
undated
17.12
29: Wide awake and on tip-toe of expectancy (Wren)
American Birds print no. 38. 1 print.
undated
17.12
30: Mother wren at the nest hole
American Birds print no. 39. 1 print.
undated
17.12
31: A young Vigor's wren just after leaving nest in dead alder
American Birds print no. 40. 1 print.
undated
17.12
32: Feeding young wrens
American Birds print no. 41. 1 print.
undated
17.12
33: Bush-tit at door of long hanging nest
American Birds print no. 43. 1 print.
undated
17.12
34: Young bush-tits beside long pendent nest
American Birds print no. 44. 1 print.
undated
17.12
35: Male bush-tit with green cutworm for young
American Birds print no. 45. 1 print.
undated
17.12
36: Butcher-bird
American Birds print no. 46. 1 print.
undated
17.12
37: Pair of young shrikes or butcher-birds
American Birds print no. 47. 1 print.
undated
17.12
38: He often perched in the pear tree (Butcher-bird)
American Birds print no. 48. 1 print.
undated
17.12
39: Nest and eggs of black-throated gray warbler
American Birds print no. 49. 1 print.
undated
17.12
40: Two small nestlings (Gray Warbler)
American Birds print no. 50. 1 print.
undated
17.12
41: Disputing while mother is away (Warblers)
American Birds print no. 51. 2 prints.
undated
17.12
42: The mother often brought in green cutworms (Warbler)
American Birds print no. 52. 1 print.
undated
17.12
43: The gray mother rewarded him with a mouthful (Warbler)
American Birds print no. 53. 2 prints.
undated
17.12
44: She did not forget the hungry, more timid fledglings in the nest (Warbler)
1 print.
undated
17.12
45: The door to the kingfisher's home
American Birds print no. 57. 1 print.
undated
17.12
46: They perched on the projecting snags over the water (Kingfisher)
American Birds print no. 58. 1 print.
undated
17.12
47: Song sparrow about to break home ties
American Birds print no. 59. 1 print.
undated
17.12
48: Nest and eggs of the song sparrow
American Birds print no. 60. 1 print.
undated
17.12
49: Song sparrow on a fence
American Birds print no. 61. 1 print.
undated
17.12
50: The white-crowned sparrow father with food for young
American Birds print no. 62. 1 print.
undated
17.12
51: Female white-crowned sparrow
American Birds print no. 63. 1 print.
undated
17.12
52: Female white-crowned sparrow with food for young
American Birds print no. 64. 1 print.
undated
17.12
53: A pair of white-crowned sparrows
American Birds print no. 65. 1 print.
undated
17.12
54: Young blue jay in nest
American Birds print no. 66. 1 print.
undated
17.12
55: The bluebird mother at the nest hole
American Birds print no. 67. 1 print.
undated
17.12
56: Young blue jay just leaving the nest
American Birds print no. 68. 1 print.
undated
17.12
57: The male bluebird with food for young
American Birds print no. 69. 1 print.
undated
17.12
58: Another bluebird poising an instant after feeding her young
American Birds print no. 70. 1 print.
undated
17.12
59: Mother oriole feeding young
American Birds print no. 71. 1 print.
undated
17.12
60: Basket nest of the oriole
American Birds print no. 72. 1 print.
undated
17.12
61: Young Cassin's vireos on branch over basket nest
American Birds print no. 73. 1 print.
undated
17.12
62: Cassin's vireo beside nest
American Birds print no. 74. 1 print.
undated
17.12
63: Warbling vireo feeding young
American Birds print no. 75. 1 print.
undated
17.12
64: Warbling vireo at nest after feeding
American Birds print no. 76. 1 print.
undated
17.12
65: Phoebe and young on wire of the fence
American Birds print no. 77. 1 print.
undated
17.12
66: Young black phoebe in nest
American Birds print no. 78. 1 print.
undated
17.12
67: The thrush mother at nest edge
American Birds print no. 81. 1 print.
undated
17.12
68: The thrush on her nest
American Birds print no. 82. 1 print.
undated
17.12
69: Young thrush on a wild raspberry
American Birds print no. 83. 1 print.
undated
17.12
70: Young robins at home
American Birds print no. 84. 1 print.
undated
17.12
71: A robin in the cherry tree
American Birds print no. 85. 1 print.
undated
17.12
72: Nest and eggs of the gull
American Birds print no. 86. 1 print.
undated
17.12
73: The perfect poise of the gull
American Birds print no. 87. 1 print.
undated
17.12
74: Young sea gulls in the nest
American Birds print no. 88. 1 print.
undated
17.12
75: A gull at home on the rocks
American Birds print no. 89. 1 print.
undated
17.12
76: A pair of gulls on the wharf
American Birds print no. 90. 1 print.
undated
17.12
77: Gull just catching a bite that is thrown to it
American Birds print no. 91. 1 print.
undated
17.12
78: Gulls perched on the anchor chain awaiting dinner
American Birds print no. 92. 1 print.
undated
17.12
79: Young great blue heron
American Birds print no. 95. 1 print.
undated
17.12
80: Great blue heron in top of sycamore beside nest
American Birds print no. 96. 1 print.
undated
17.12
81: Black-crowned night heron on nest
American Birds print no. 97. 1 print.
undated
17.12
82: Young night heron clinging to limb
American Birds print no. 98. 1 print.
undated
17.12
83: Nest and eggs of the golden eagle
American Birds print no. 99. 1 print.
undated
17.12
84: Downy white eagles at the age of 25 days
American Birds print no. 100. 1 print.
undated
17.12
85: Mottled young eagles at the age of 40 days
American Birds print no. 101. 1 print.
undated
17.12
86: The royal twins at the age of 55 days
American Birds print no. 102. 1 print.
1905
17.12
87: Pair of young golden eagles at age of 62 days
American Birds print no. 103. 1 print.
undated
Assorted Loose Photograph Prints
circa 1900-1940s
Box/Folder
17.13
1: Irene Finley with bear cubs in Alaska
2 prints.
circa 1926
17.13
2: Yacht Westward, used in Alaska expeditions of the American Nature Association led by A. M. Pack and William L. Finley
1 print.
undated
17.13
3: Irene Finley? with cougar kitten and bear cub
1 print.
undated
17.13
4: Kodiak bear in stream
1 print.
undated
17.13
5: Kodiak bear watching cameraman
1 print.
undated
17.13
6: Bears
6 prints.
undated
17.13
7: Two Kodiak bears standing upright in a stream
1 print.
undated
17.13
8: Young girl (Phoebe Finley?) and bear cubs
1 print.
undated
17.13
9: Western grebe
2 prints.
undated
17.13
10: Owl
1 print.
1921
17.13
11: Hutchins goose
1 print.
undated
17.13
12: Canadian geese
1 print.
undated
17.13
13: Goslings swimming
1 print.
undated
17.13
14: Rufous hummingbird's nest and eggs in wild blackberries
2 prints.
undated
17.13
15: Young mountain goat about three months old
1 print.
undated
17.13
16: Mountain goats, British Columbia
1 print.
undated
17.13
17: Mountain goat
1 print.
undated
17.13
18: Big horns
1 print.
undated
17.13
19: Dog barking at wolf pup?
1 print.
undated
17.13
20: Woman holding a wolf pup
2 prints.
undated
17.13
21: Wolf pup playing with cameraman
1 print.
undated
17.13
22: Wolf pup chewing on camera case
1 print.
undated
17.13
23: Wolf pup
4 prints.
undated
17.13
24: Wolf pup and man with wheelbarrow
1 print.
undated
17.13
25: Seals
1 print.
undated
17.13
26: Mouse?
1 print.
undated
17.13
27: Microphotographs of tissue samples?
3 prints.
undated
17.13
28: Phoebe and Charles
1 print.
March 1940
17.13
29: Charles?
2 prints.
circa 1940
17.13
30: Irene Finley and grandchild?
1 print.
circa 1940
17.13
31: William L. Finley and grandchild?
1 print.
1940
17.13
32: Arizona residence?
7 prints.
circa 1940
17.13
33: Man smoking a pipe
1 print.
undated
17.13
34: Two men in a canoe, Alaska?
1 print.
undated
17.13
35: Man on mast of a ship
2 prints.
undated
17.13
36: Whale hunting
1 print.
undated
17.13
37: View of a pond
1 print.
undated
17.13
38: Grove of oak trees?
Cyanotype print. 1 print.
undated
Assorted Loose Photograph Prints
circa 1938 and 1940s
Box/Folder
17.14
1: Bonneville Dam fish ladders
"Columbia River salmon journeying upstream to spawn have the choice of three fish ladders to pass around the navigation and hydroelectric dam being constructed with PWA funds at Bonneville. Motorists passing over the bridge shown in the picture always slow down to catch a glimpse of the salmon headed upstream" (U.S. Interior Department photo). 1 print.
circa 1938
17.14
2: Bonneville Dam fish ladders
"Here is one of the three fish ladders that Columbia River salmon are using to pass over the Public Works Administration’s navigation and hydroelectric dam at Bonneville. In the background are some of the 18 spillway gates through which the surplus waters of the river are released" (U.S. Interior Department photo). 1 print.
circa 1938
17.14
3: Bonneville Dam fish ladders
“The king takes to the air. Once in awhile a Royal Chinook forgets that Uncle Sam has made life easy for him at Bonneville Dam. This fellow obligingly posed for a photograph. Scores of photographers have been disappointed in their efforts to duplicate it. Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River is being constructed by the War Department with an allotment of $32,440,700 from the Public Works Administration” (U.S. Interior Department photo). 1 print.
circa 1938
17.14
4: Color print of owl (Kodachrome process)
1 print.
circa 1940s
17.14
5: Pronghorn antelope (Kodachrome process)
1 print.
circa 1940s
Box
18
Printing plates of Finley photos
56 plates.
undated
Painting
undated
Box/Folder
14.7
Watercolor of two quail, by Brooks
undated

Series 10:  Oversize Materials, 1909-circa 1950Return to Top

Series 10 contains oversize materials, including maps and newspaper clippings. All of the items are stored in a map folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-item
19.1
Advertisement for "The Toy"
circa 1950
19.2 undated
19.3 March 14, 1909
19.4 March 28, 1909
19.5 April 25, 1909
19.6
"Work of Tennessee's Department of Game, Fish and Forestry", The Democrat
June 2, 1912
19.7 November 17, 1912
19.8 November 2, 1913
19.9
"Oregon author wins renown creating Homeric heroes of Oregon pioneers", Sunday Oregonian
January 18, 1914
19.10 February 15, 1914
19.11
"Congress refuses to prevent importation of bird plumage", Sunday Oregonian
August 3, 1913
19.12 October 9, 1938
19.13 July 21, 1940
19.14 June 23, 1940
19.15 January 29, 1939
19.16
Map of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Company holdings
May show land sold to the U.S. government in 1935 for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge expansion.
undated
19.17 1934

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Birds--United States.
  • Documentary films--Oregon.
  • Lectures and lecturing.
  • Mountain goat.
  • Nature films--Alaska.
  • Nature films--Montana.
  • Nature photography.
  • Photography of birds.
  • Salmon fisheries--Alaska.
  • Salmon fisheries--Oregon.
  • Wildlife conservation.
  • Personal Names :
  • Averill, Edgar F., 1881-
  • Bohlman, Herman.
  • Church, Campbell.
  • Finley, Irene.
  • Finley, Phoebe.
  • Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953
  • Jewett, Stanley G. (Stanley Gordon), 1885-
  • Pack, Arthur Newton, 1893-1975.
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Nature Association.
  • Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges (U.S.)
  • United States. Bureau of Biological Survey.
  • United States. Bureau of Reclamation.
  • University of California (1868-1952)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
  • Bonneville Dam (Or. and Wash.)
  • Denali, Mount (Alaska)
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Or.)
  • Paulina Lake (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps (documents)
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Silent films.