Creator: Alkire, Tom

Provenance Note: Literary manuscripts, correspondence, notes, publishing documentation, and other materials created or collected by Thomas G. Alkire of Portland, Oregon were donated to Montana State University by him on April 1, 2016.

Historical Note: Thomas G. Alkire was born in 1946 in Columbus, Ohio and his family moved to Richland, Washington when he was just two years old. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Washington in 1968 with a degree in History. Alkire has been a freelance writer, newspaper journalist, avid angler and fly tier, and regular columnist for Flyfishing and Tying Journal and author of There's More To Fishing (Than Catching Fish) and River Stories: Headwaters to the Sea. He was a founding member of the Oregon trout and Native Fish Society, president of the Portland Anglers Club, and former board member of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife access and Habitat Board. Alkire has been living, working, and fishing in the Portland area for over 40 years.

Content Description Note: Material consists primarily of published, unpublished, and draft articles; proposals, drafts, and research notes for book There’s More to Fishing (Than Catching Fish); correspondence; and a collection of the author’s college papers.

Contents

Box 1

1. Photos and Bio

2. Articles published in “Flyfishing & Tying Journal”, 2003-2015

3. Article published in “Flyfishing”, 1998

4. Articles published in “Salmon Trout Steelheader”, 2008-2014

5. Article published in “Western Flyfishing”, 1996

6. Article published in “Willamette Week”, 1995

7. “Chukar” –drafts, correspondence, and final version, 1996-1997

8. “Winter Run” & “Home Water Steelhead” – drafts and correspondence, 1998-2008 

9. “Oregon Turkey” – drafts and correspondence, 1995-2000

10. “Father River, Father Time” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 1998-1999

11. “Chum” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 1998-2000

12. Bureau of National Affairs

13. Clips from Oregon Daily Emerald, 1975-1976

14. “Snarls in the Stream” – First published fishing story, 1978

15. University of Washington English papers, 1974

 

Box 2

1. College papers, 1964-1976

2. Oregon’s Posse Comitatus – Freelance, 1976

3. Various Articles, 1970-1979

4. Articles published in “The Stranton Mail”, 1976-1977

5. Articles from “World Without War Council”, 1971-1973

6. Short stories – drafts and correspondence, 1975-1977

7. Newsletters, reports and notes, 1968-1969

8. “Silvers” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 1995-1996

9. “Petals at Dawn” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 2000-2003

10. “Rigs”/“The Fishing Car” – drafts, correspondence, ad final version, 2001-2011

 

Box 3

1. “Hard Country Pheasants” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 2001

2. “Bull Trout Sheriff” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 2011

3. “Fishless in Paradise” – drafts, correspondence and final version, 1995-2011

4. “From Down to the Bone” & “Gear” – drafts and final version, 2014

5. “Joseph” – screenplay draft, research and notes, 1988

6. “The Harvest” – notes and unpublished manuscript, 1977-1983

7. “The Wilderness Giveaway” – book proposals, correspondence and manuscript, 1982

8. Awards, 1979-1983

9. Collected articles from various publications, 1973-1983

 

Box 4

1. Newsletters, 1972-1999

2. “There’s More to Fishing (Than Catching Fish)” – book proposals, correspondence and notes, 1999

3. Financial information and correspondence, 2000-2007

4. Correspondence with Barnes & Noble, 2001

5. Frank Amato Publication Inc.’s Books for 2001

6. Elliot Bay Bookstore – reading and signing event, 2001

7. Book reviews on “There’s More to Fishing (Than Catching Fish)

8. Richland book signing information, 2001

9. Marketing information – correspondence, etc.

10. Excerpts of various articles – drafts and correspondence 

Updated: 12/27/16