Guide to the William Q. Wick Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wick, William Q.
Title: William Q. Wick Papers
Dates: 1966-1989 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Wick
Summary: These papers document the career and research endeavors of William Q. Wick, Sea Grant College Program Director from 1973 to 1990.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 1927, William Wick came to Oregon State College to study fish and game management and received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1950 and 1952, respectively. First employed by OSU in 1960 as an Extension Service Agent for Tillamook County, Wick left seven years later to work at the OSU Marine Science Center in Newport. In 1968, Wick assumed the post of Program Leader of the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and a year later became coordinator of the regional Pacific Sea Grant Advisory Program. For his efforts in the Marine Advisory Programs, Wick received the U.S. Department of Agriculture Superior Award in 1971. In 1973, Wick became Director of the OSU Sea Grant Program. Wick retired as Sea Grant Director on December 31, 1990.

Content Description

These papers document the career and research endeavors of William Q. Wick, Sea Grant College Program Director from 1973 to 1990.

The speeches include conference papers, opening remarks and addresses, congressional testimony, and notes. The focus of the testimony is the re-authorization of Sea Grant funding and support of the National Aquaculture Organic Act. Series II consists of articles and essays (both in reprint and final draft form) submitted to journals and magazines. Among the topics addressed inthese articles include: estuaries, marine extension education, coastal zone management, and the Pacific Sea Grant Advisory Program.

The correspondence primarily pertains to Wick's appointment as Director of the Sea Grant program, attendance of conferences and meetings, receipt of awards, and communication with long-time colleagues. Series IV contains newspaper clippings from the Tillamook Headlight-Herald, Statesman- Journal, and Ocean Industry Magazine pertaining to Wick's appointment as Sea Grant Director, receipt of awards, and appearance at various meetings and workshops. The two certificates were awarded to Wick by the Corvallis Kiwanis Club and the Salem Lions Club for his appearance as a guest speaker. The photographs consist of two prints of a portrait photograph of Wick.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

William Q. Wick Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The William Q. Wick Papers are organized into six series: I. Speeches; II. Articles and Essays; III. Correspondence; IV. Newspaper Clippings; V. Certificates; and VI. Photographs.

Related Materials :  

Records relating to Wick's tenure as Director of Sea Grant can be found in the Sea Grant College Program Records (RG 201). Photographs of Wick can be found in the photograph collections for Sea Grant (P 185) and News and Communication Services (P 57).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Speeches, 1972-1987
1 Conference Papers and Addresses, 1972-1987
1 Congressional Testimony, 1977-1985
1 Speech Notes, undated

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Series II:  Articles and Essays, 1966-1989

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Series III:  Correspondence, 1968-1987

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Series IV:  Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1976

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Series V:  Certificates, 1969-1972

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Series VI:  Photographs, circa 1970
2 Portrait: William Q. Wick, circa 1970

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Sea Grant College Program.
  • Pacific Sea Grant Advisory Program.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Coastal zone management--Oregon
  • Estuaries--Oregon
  • Marine resources--Research--Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs

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