Association of Northwest Steelheaders Records, 1963-1966  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Association of Northwest Steelheaders
Association of Northwest Steelheaders Records
1963-1966 (inclusive)
0.2 linear feet, (1 manuscript box)
Collection Number
The Association of Northwest Steelheaders Records document the Walla Walla chapter of the organization, which is dedicated to sustaining the Steelhead salmon population.. The records date from 1963 to 1966, and consist of materials such as minutes, correspondence, articles, proposals, and brochures.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders was formed in 1960 in Portland, Oregon but local chapters spanned throughout Washington, Idaho, and California. The Walla Walla chapter opened in 1963 to save Steelhead salmon runs, encourage practices intended to bring back runs and maintain salmon as a game fish. The first chapter president was Randy Macdonald, an avid fisherman.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders Records span from 1963 through 1966. It consists of correspondence between journalist Vance Orchard and potential members, articles, meeting minutes, proposals, and brochures related to the Association of Northwest Steelheaders in Walla Walla, Washington. These records give insight into wildlife preservation and environmental activism in the 1960s.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials found in the collection; provenance is unknown.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Environmental protection

Geographical Names

  • Northwest, Pacific