Donald L. McKernan papers, 1956-1979

Overview of the Collection

McKernan, Donald L. (Donald Lynn), 1918-1979
Donald L. McKernan papers
1956-1979 (inclusive)
45 cubic feet
Collection Number
2912 (Accession No. 2912-001)
Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, technical reference and subject files, course materials, ca. 1956-1979
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Donald McKernan (1918-1979) graduated with a B.S. and then a Ph.D. from the School of Fisheries at the University of Washington. He began his first job as a marine biologist with the Washington State Department of Fisheries (1941-1945) followed by a position as director of research with the Oregon Fish Commission (1945-1952). McKernan then worked as assistant director of the Pacific Oceanic Fishery in Hawaii (1952-1955) followed by a job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska (1955-1957).

McKernan was director of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (now known as the National Marine Fisheries Service) from 1957 until 1966. McKernan began working as the head of the Department of State’s office of ocean affairs in Washington D.C. (1966-1974). He participated, during that time, in several Law of the Sea conferences. From 1974 until the time of his death in China in May of 1979, he was director of the Institute for Marine Studies and Professor of Marine Affairs and Fisheries at the University of Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, technical reference and subject files, course materials.

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Acquisition Information

From D.L. McKernan's office (Ruth Gainer, secy.), 1979-07-01.

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Subject Terms

  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Fisheries--History--Sources
  • Fisheries--Study and teaching (Higher)--History--Sources
  • Fishery law and legislation--History--Sources
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • McKernan, Donald L. (Donald Lynn), 1918-1979--Archives

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • International Atlantic Salmon Foundation. International Advisory Group (creator)
    • International Decade of Ocean Exploration. Advisory Committee (creator)
    • International North Pacific Fisheries Council (creator)
    • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Freedom of Ocean Science Task Group (creator)
    • National Planning Conference on the Commercial Development of the Oceans (1976 June 9-12 : Washington, D.C./Airlie, Va.). Living Resources Panel (creator)
    • National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Aquaculture Committee (creator)
    • National Research Council (U.S.). Steering Group for the Research and Analysis of the Navy Oceanographic Program (creator)
    • North Pacific Fishery Management Council (creator)
    • Oceans '77 Conference (3rd : 1977 : Los Angeles, Calif.) (creator)
    • Pacific Northwest Marine Council (creator)
    • Seattle Aquarium. Board (creator)
    • U.S.-U.S.S.R. Scientific Advisory Committee (creator)
    • U.S./Canada Salmon Fishery Negotiations (creator)
    • United Nations. Conferences on the Law of the Sea (creator)
    • United States. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (creator)
    • United States. Department of State (creator)
    • United States. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere (creator)
    • University of Virginia. Center for Oceans Law and Policy. Advisory Committee (creator)
    • University of Washington. Ad Hoc Energy Committee (creator)
    • University of Washington. Marine Studies Council. Limited Entry Conference (creator)
    • University of Washington. University Archives
    • University of Washington  Marine Studies Council (creator)