Guide to the Fletcher Fisheries Collection
1938-2003

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fletcher, Douglas
Title: Fletcher Fisheries Collection
Dates: 1938-2003 ( inclusive )
1958-1994 ( bulk )
Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet
Location of Collection: Special Collections and Archives of the University of Idaho Library.
Collection Number: MG 414
Summary: Reference files of Douglas H. Fletcher. It includes correspondence; articles related to fish physiology, fish cultures, fish habitat, and fish stocking; correspondence with professional colleagues; and reports from various studies and research projects.
Repository: University of Idaho Library
Special Collections and Archives

875 Perimeter Drive
P. O. Box 442351
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2350
(208) 885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu

Languages: This collection is in English. 

Content Description

The records of Fletcher Fisheries span the years 1938 to 2003, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1958 to 1994.

Douglas Fletcher was born in McCook, Nebraska in 1939. He graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Biological Science in 1964 and a BS in Fisheries Science in 1966. He was a life member of the American Fisheries Society, and a Certified Fisheries Scientist since 1982.

The Fletcher Fisheries Collection was Douglas H. Fletcher’s private reference files when he worked for the US Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (1962-63), the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (1965), The US Bureau of Sport fisheries and Wildlife (1966-67), the Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission (1967-71), and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (1971-98). These papers, articles, notes, publications and personal research span the years from 1938 to 1998.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation :  

Fletcher Fisheries Collection, MG 414, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The reference files of Douglas H. Fletcher were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Mr. Fletcher in February 2006.

Processing Note :  

Processed by Angelique Holt in June 2006. The papers were left in their received order, and original folder headings were retained.


Detailed Description of the Collection

I:  Miscellaneous Fish
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 “Alewife”, ca.1957
1 2 “Bait”, 1962-79
1 3 “Billfishes”, ca.1961
1 4 “Buffalo”, ca.1957
1 5 “Carp and Goldfish”, 1968-86
1 6 “Carp”, 1986-87
1 7 “Croaker”, ca.1969
1 8 “Eels (Catadromous)”, ca.1969
1 9 “Lamprey”, 1950-64
1 10 “Paddlefish”, 1965
1 11 “Shad”, 1952-91
1 12 “Striped Bass”, 1950-89
1 13 “Synopsis of Biological Data on the Striped Bass”, 1978-81
1 14 “Sturgeon”, 1988-90
1 15 “Suckers”, 1968-69
1 16 “Tilapia”, 1954-89

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II:  Warm Water Fish
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 17 “Bluegill”, 1960-88
1 18 “Bullhead Catfish”, 1951-82
1 19 “Channel Catfish (1)”, 1967-90
1 20 “Channel Catfish (2)” (With 35mm Slides), 1961-85
1 21 “Crapple”, 1977-78
1 22 “Flathead Catfish”, 1964-90
1 23 “Largemouth Bass – Florida Strain” (1), 1949-85
1 24 “Largemouth Bass – Florida Strain” (2), 1968-69
1 25 “Largemouth Bass – Florida Strain” (3), 1967-68
1 26 “Largemouth Bass – Northern (1)” a, 1974-80
1 27 “Largemouth Bass – Northern (1)” b, 1950-85
2 28 “Largemouth Bass – Northern (2)” a, 1982-94
2 29 “Largemouth Bass – Northern (2)” b, 1984
2 30 “Musky, Tiger Musky”, 1988-96
2 31 “Pike and Pickerel”, 1977-89
2 32 “Roanoke Bass”, 1969
2 33 “Pumpkinseed”, 1955-78
2 34 “Redear Sunfish”, 1969-79
2 35 “Smallmouth Bass (1)”, 1981-95
2 36 “Smallmouth Bass (2)”, 1955-92
2 37 “Spotted Bass”, 1962-83
2 38 “Walleye (1)”, 1959-93
2 39 “Walleye (2)” a, 1950-94
2 40 “Walleye (2)” b, 1984-94
2 41 “White Bass”, 1969-84
2 42 “White Catfish”, 1965
2 43 “Yellow Bass”, 1947
2 44 “Yellow Perch”, 1938-85
2 45 “Taxonomy and Identification of Fishes”, 1954-71

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III:  Invertebrates
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 46 “General”, 1937-80
2 47 “Zooplankton”, 1963-65

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IV:  Shellfish
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 48 “Clams”, 1965-97
2 49 “Crayfish”, 1969-86

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V:  Fish Physiology
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 50 “Natural Feeds and Feeding”, 1956-90
3 51 “Reproduction”, 1950-66
3 52 “Respiration”, 1961-68
3 53 “Stress and Mortality”, 1967-93
3 54 “Temperature Preference”, 1969-74
3 55 “Vision”, 1968

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VI:  Fish Culture Equipment
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 56 “Harvesting Equipment”, 1968-81
3 57 “Tanks, Aquaria, Raceways”, 1966-87
3 58 “Transport and Stocking”, 1978-82
3 59 “Nursery Ponds”, 1950-69
3 60 “Private Fish Farms”, ca.1985-97
3 61 “Pest Control (Ponds), See Also Specific Animals”, 1953-1984
3 62 “Water Quality (in Culture Ponds), 1961-79

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VII:  Habitats
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 63 “High Lakes”, 1965-94
3 64 “Electric Eels and Catfish”, n.d.
3 65 “Gambusia”, 1973-84
3 66 “Gar”, 1953-66

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VIII:  Fish Related
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 67 “Broodstocks and Genetics”, n.d.
3 68 “Catfish Culture”, 1991
3 69 “Trout Culture”, ca.1955-60
3 70 “Walleye Culture”, 1971-97

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IX:  Diseases
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 71 “Black Grub”, n.d.
3 72 “Channel Catfish Virus Disease”, 1968-88
3 73 “Columnaris”, 1968
3 74 “Dactylogyrus”, 1966-67
3 75 “Diplostomum Spatheceum (Eye Fluke)”, 1973-88
3 76 “General (Diseases, Treatments)”, 1966-82
3 77 “Gyrodactylus”, 1965-68
3 78 “Ichthyophthirius”, 1972-74
3 79 “Lernaea (Anchor Worm)”, 1966-76
3 80 “Mycosis (Fungus), 1969-84
3 81 “Proteocephalus (Bass Tapeworm)”, 1968-69
3 82 “Redmouth”, ca.1982
3 83 “Trichodina”, 1967
3 84 “Vibrio”, n.d.
3 85 “Viral Hemorraghic Septicemia”, 1989
3 86 “Posthodiplostomum (White Grub), ca.1965
3 87 “Eutrophication”, 1956-86
3 88 “Pollution, Fish Kills”, 1961-94
3 89 “Summerkill”, 1966-74

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X:  Water and Flows
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 90 “Water and Flows”, 1971-76

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XI:  Logging
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 91 “Logging”, ca.1973

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XII:  Research
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 92 “Age and Growth”, 1953-88
3 93 “Bioeconomic Values”, ca.1985
3 94 “Length and Weight (Condition)”, 1965-94
3 95 “Population Estimates”, 1984-95
3 96 “Tags and Tagging, Marking”, 1955-98
3 97 “Electrofishing”, 1962-89
3 98 “Introduced Game Fish, Washington State, and Research Notes”, n.d.
3 99 “Nutrition”, 1976-82

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XIII:  Fish Management Actions
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 100 “Aeration, Destratification”, ca.1972
4 101 “Aquatic Plant Control”, 1957-90
4 102 “Aquatic Plants Versus Water Levels”, 1969
4 103 “Fertilizer, Other Water Amendments”, 1965-81
4 104 “Man-Placed Habitat”, 1967-94
4 105 “Rehabs (General Information)”, 1981-96
4 106 “Size Limits”, 1979-88
4 107 “Stocking”, 1950-87
4 108 “Water Level Fluctuation”, 1967-82

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XIV:  Chemicals
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 109 “Anesthetics”, 1971-95
4 110 “General Pesticides”, 1969-83
4 111 “Herbicides”, 1960-85
4 112 “Antimycin”, 1966-83
4 113 “Cyanide, Thanite”, ca.1962
4 114 “Explosives”, ca.1963
4 115 “General Piscicides”, 1966-91
4 116 “Rotenone”, 1968-95
4 117 “Squaxin”, 1972-73
4 118 “Toxaphene”, 1961

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XV:  Range Management, Plants, Soils, and Forage
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 119 “Wildlife Management”, 1978-80
4 120 “Range Management, Plants, Soils, Forage”, 1968-79

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XVI:  Birds
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 121 “Raptors”, 1970-78
4 122 “Waterfowl”, 1963-97

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XVII:  Invasive Species
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 123 “Piranha”, 1967-90
5 124 “Prohibited Fish”, 1969-91
5 125 “Rusty Crayfish”, ca.1994
5 126 “Walking Catfish” (Clarias Species), 1968-88
5 127 “Zebra Mussel”, 1995-97

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XVIII:  Salmonids
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 128 “Cutthroat and Steelhead”, 1940-93
5 129 “Immigration and Spawning”, 1966-81
5 130 “Kokanee, Coho, and Chinook Salmon”, 1966-85
5 131 “Technical Reports and Studies”, 1940-86

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XIX:  Unsorted Papers
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 132 “Bowfin”, 1964
5 133 “Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Lake Trout”, 1950-74
5 134 “Burbot”, 1970
5 135 “Channeling and Erosion”, 1967-80
5 136 “Char”, 1989-92
5 137 “Compost and Waste Disposal”, 1965-70
5 138 “Fishes of Nebraska”, 1972
5 139 “Frogs”, ca.1949
5 140 “Grass Carp”, 1969-92
5 141 “Introduced Fish”, 1954-91
5 142 “Marine Identification Guides”, 1964-89
5 143 “Newspaper and Magazine Articles”, 1969-2003
5 144 “Photocopied Articles, 1962-98
5 145 “Photocopy of ‘Freshwater Fishes of the World’”, n.d.
5 146 “Photocopy of ‘Trout Pond Management in Massachusetts’”, n.d.
5 147 “Preserving Specimen Fish, n.d.
5 148 “Road Building”, 1971-79
5 149 “Sportfishing”, 1957-96
5 150 “Whitefish”, 1972-73
5 151 “Resume”, 1998

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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