Douglas G. Chapman Papers, 1949-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chapman, D. G. (Douglas George), 1920-
Title
Douglas G. Chapman Papers
Dates
1949-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
11.84 cubic ft. ((13 boxes))
Collection Number
(Accession No. 4581-001)
Summary
University of Washington expert on marine mammal statistics and Dean of the UW College of Fisheries from 1971 to 1981.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Douglas Chapman was a professor of mathematical statistics and an expert on wildlife statistics. He was born in 1920 and died in 1996. Chapman served as Dean of the University of Washington College of Fisheries from 1971 to 1981 and directed the UW Center For Quantitative Science In Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife from 1980 to 1982. His area of expertise was in estimating marine mammal populations and population dynamics. He chaired the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee from 1965 to 1974. Chapman was one of the scientific advisors to the International Whaling Commission who warned in the 1960s that the number of whales being taken by the whaling industry was far in excess of what the population could stand. He also chaired the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission's Scientific Committee from 1973 to 1976 and the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission from 1976 to the early 1980s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Chapman papers span the years 1949 to 1988. They primarily document Chapman's work with the International Whaling Commission and the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, as well as his research and consulting work on marine mammals.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Biographical Features
1949, 1968, 1983, etc.
1
Incoming Letters
1951-1988
1
Outgoing Letters
1982-1986, n.d.
General Correspondence
Box
1
Tim D. Smith
1981-1982
1
Publishers
1979-1988
Box
1
Interdepartmental Correspondence - U. W.
1961-1988
1
Speeches and Writings
1951, 1966, 1987, n.d.
1
Certificates
1957, 1966, 1970-1972, 1984
1
Notes
n.d.
1
Statistical Reports and Papers
1946, 1960, 1971-1988
1
Statistics Newsletters And Directories
1979-1986
1-2
Teaching Materials
Includes notes, statistics, charts, writings research data and transparancies.
1959-1988
1-2
Photographs
1977-1980, n.d.
1-2
Ephemera And Miscellany
n.d.
Subject Series
Includes writings, reports, research data, correspondence, statements.
Box
1-2
Biostatistics Program (UW)
1965-1983
1-2
Bowhead Whales
ca. 1976-1987
3
Fish and Fisheries
ca. 1972-1988
3-5
Fur Seals
ca. 1959-1988
5-6
Mammals Collectively
ca. 1972-1988
5-6
Marine Debris
ca. 1984-1988
5-6
OAF Offshore Coho Salmon Release Experiments
1983
5-6
Oregon Production Index, Study of Coho Salmon
1982-1983
5-6
Other Marine Mammals
Seals, sea lions, manatees, otters.
ca. 1975-1987
6-8
Tuna, Porpoise and Dolphin
ca. 1975-1986
6-8
Walrus
ca. 1960-1988
9
Whales and Whaling
ca. 1961-87
Box
9
Grant File - NSF "Assessment of Regulation In Natural Populations"
1982

U.S. Marine Mammal CommissionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
Organizational Features
1976, 1981, n.d.
10
Incoming Letters
1981
10
Intra-organizational Correspondence
Correspondents include: Carmen J. Blondin, L. Lee Eberhardt, Robert Eisenbud, William E. Evans, William W. Fox, Daniel Goodman, Robert J. Hoffman, Murray L. Johnson, David W. Laist, Terry L. Leitzell, James Nofziger, and John R. Twiss, Jr.
1976-1988
10-11
Reports
1974-1988, n.d.
11
Testimony
1977-1988
11
Conference and Convention Files
1977, 1980
11
Permit Applications
1988
11
Legislation
1978, 1981, 1983, 1988
11
Bibliographies
1979, 1988, n.d.
Subject Series
Box
11
Killer Whale Group
1975-1978
11
Marine Entanglement Research Program
1986-1988
11
Optimum Sustainable Population
1975-1988

International Whaling CommissionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
Organizational Features
1972, 1988, n.d.
11
Intra-organizational Correspondence
Correspondents include: Donald C. Baur, Robert L. Brownell, and Ray Gambell, Jr.
1965, 1979-1988
11
List of Scientific Committee Documents
1977
Reports
Box
12
General
1980-1988, n.d.
12
Comprehensive Assessment of Whale Stocks
1984-1988
13
Minke Whaling
1979-1985
Conference and Convention Files
Box
13
IWC in Seattle, 1962
1962
13
Cetacean Reproduction. Proceedings.
1981
13
IWC 38th Annual Meeting, Malmo, Sweden, 1986
1986
13
Other
1981, 1983, 1988
Box
13
Newsletters
1981-1986
13
Publications
1960, 1983, 1987
Subject Series
Box
13
Revised Management Procedures Project
1980, n.d.
13
Scientific Committee Working Group on Progress Reports
1988

U.W. Center For Quantitative Science In Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife, 1980-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

U.W. Fisheries CollegeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
Interdepartmental Correspondence
1978-1981
Subject Series
Box
13
Paulik Fund
1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Biometricians--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Biometry--Study and teaching
  • Cetacea populations--Statistical methods
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Fishery law and legislation
  • Marine mammalogists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Marine mammals--Law and legislation
  • Marine mammals--Research
  • Marine mammals--Statistics
  • Whaling--Law and legislation
  • Personal Names :
  • Chapman, D. G. (Douglas George), 1920- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • International Whaling Commission
  • United Sates. Marine Mammal Commission
  • University of Washington. Center for Quantitative Science in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
  • University of Washington. College of Fisheries
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)