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Steve Raymond Papers, circa 1954-2009

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Raymond, Steve
Title
Steve Raymond Papers
Dates
circa 1954-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 linear feet, (8 boxes)
Collection Number
XOE_SC0003RaymondS
Summary
The Steve Raymond Papers consist of various writings by a life-long fly fisherman and acclaimed author of works exploring the many facets of the sport. The collection also includes correspondence, records of Raymond's professional affiliations, and biographical reference material about other noted fly fishermen.
Repository
Western Washington University, Heritage Resources
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Building
808 25th St
Bellingham, WA
98225-9123
Telephone: 360-650-7747
Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Life-long fly fisherman and acclaimed author of works exploring the many facets of the sport, Steve Raymond was born in 1940 in Bellingham, Washington. A graduate of the University of Washington, he went on to a long career as a journalist for the Seattle Times. In addition to books, Raymond has been a major contributor of articles and book reviews to angling magazines, and served as editor of The Flyfisher and Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazines. He has won many awards including the Roderick Haig-Brown Award of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsman Award of the Washington Fly Fishing Club.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Steve Raymond papers consist of drafts and final manuscript versions of works by Raymond, including Kamloops, The Year of the Angler, The Year of the Trout, The Estuary Flyfisher, Rivers of the Heart, Blue Upright, Backcasts, Nervous Water, and Steelhead Country. Other writings include book forwards and reviews, magazine and newspaper articles about local fly fishing organizations, issues and personalities, and contributions to various fly fishing encyclopedias. The collection also contains correspondence with various individuals and publishing outlets such as Sports Illustrated. There are records related to Raymond’s professional affiliations, including the Washington Fly Fishing Club, as well as files containing biographical reference material and awards conferred upon various noted fly fishermen.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Material in the collection may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Steve Raymond Papers, Western Libraries Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I :  Research and Writingscirca 1971-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Book Reviews
Box/Folder
1/1-1/7
Flyfisher Magazine
1978-1990
1/8-1/9
Miscellaneous fly fishing book reviews
circa 1979-1993
Manuscripts
Box/Folder
2/1-2/3
Kamloops - first draft with author's corrections, photo, and correspondence
1969
2/4-2/5
Kamloops - second draft with author's corrections
1970
2/6-2/9
Kamloops - research notes (Volumes 1-4)
1971
3/1-3/3
Kamloops - third revised edition
1994
3/4-3/7
The Year of the Angler - first draft with author's corrections (Parts I-IV)
1972
3/8-3/11
The Year of the Angler - manuscript with editor's corrections (Parts I-IV)
1972
3/12-3/15
The Year of the Trout - copy of original manuscript (Parts I-IV)
1984
3/16-3/17
Backcasts: A History of the Washington Fly Fishing Club, 1939-1989 - copy of original manuscript
1988
4/1-4/3
Steelhead Country - original manuscript with copy editor's corrections and instructions to typesetter
1991
4/4-4/7
The Estuary Flyfisher - copy of original manuscript
1996
4/8-4/11
Rivers of the Heart - copy of original manuscript (Parts I-IV)
1997
5/1-5/4
Blue Upright - copy of original manuscript
2003
5/5-5/9
Nervous Water - copy of original manuscript (Parts I-V)
2004
Box/Folder
5/10-5/15
Various articles, book reviews, speeches, etc.
circa 1970-2005
5/16
Fenwick Encyclopedia Project: Rod-Building Segment (Steve Raymond, ed.)
undated
5/17
ABC-TV: "American Sportsman" - correspondence, agreement, and newspaper article
1974-1976
5/18
The Masters on the Dry Fly - correspondence, agreement, and dust jacket
1976
5/19
The Masters on the Nymph - correspondence and manuscript
1977-1978
5/20
Stillwater Trout - correspondence, agreement, and manuscript
1978-1979
5/21
McClane's New Standard Fishing Encyclopedia
circa 1971
6/1-6/4
President's Task Force on Northwest Fisheries - reference file (includes 1976 Bureau of Indian Affairs publication titled "Background Information on Indian Fishing Rights in the Pacific Northwest")
circa 1974-1979

Series II :  Correspondencecirca 1966-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/5-7/6
Correspondence - incoming (alphabetical A-Z)
circa 1930s
7/7
Correspondence - incoming (Nick Lyons)
1977-1997
7/8
Correspondence - incoming (Sports Illustrated)
1978-1986
7/9
Correspondence - outgoing
1979-1992

Series III :  Professional Affiliationscirca 1963-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/10
Bamboo Rod Builders - photographs, membership directories, and catalogs
circa 1990s
Washington Fly Fishing Club
Box/Folder
7/11-7/15
Creel Notes newsletter
1966-1972
8/1
Constitution and bylaws
1963-2000
8/2
Histories
undated
8/3
Rosters
1993-2000
8/4
Evergreen Fly Fishing Club - calendar; Fourth Corner Fly Fishers Club - constitution and bylaws; Totem Fly Fishers Club - history
circa 1972-1998

Series IV :  Awards and Memorialscirca 1954-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/5
Half-Assed Awards: Memories
1954-1999
8/6
Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsman Award - estate and memorial fund materials, correspondence, biographical materials, notices of award, event programs, and newspaper clippings
circa 1974-2008
8/7
In Memoriam - biographical materials, correspondence, tributes, obituaries, photographs, and newspaper clippings (Enos Bradner, Roderick Haig-Brown, Lewis A. Bell, Ed Foss, Ralph Wahl, Alan Pratt)
circa 1961-1996
8/8
Walt Johnson biographical materials - correspondence, writings, and photographs
circa 1950s-1999