Collection 2611 - Eugene Smith Fishing Diaries, 1997-2003
Creator: Smith, Eugene, 1927-
Provenance Note: Seven handwritten fishing diaries and fifty-eight volumes on fishing were donated
to Montana State University by Eugene Smith of Bozeman, Montana on October 9, 2015.
The volumes were separated for item level cataloging.
Historical Note: Eugene Smith was born in 1927 in David City, Nebraska. He worked as a Foreign Student Advisor at University of Colorado, Boulder before moving to Bozeman with his wife, author Phyllis Smith, in 1988. Eugene has spent more than 80 years angling across the US and nearly 30 fishing the rivers around his home in Bozeman.
Content Description Note: The collection consists of seven fishing journals Eugene kept from 1997-2003 describing river conditions, gear, flies, weather, and catch on several rivers in the greater Bozeman area.