Trout, Salmonids, and Angling History
Robert J. Behnke Papers
The Robert J. Behnke Papers include a vast array of created and collected material representing his many years as a consultant with experts, students and interested parties on his specialty of studying the trout and salmonid families of fishes. Included are unpublished books and papers, professional and personal correspondence, reprinted articles of a wide variety of studies, drafts of manuscripts, photocopied or original articles and newspaper clippings, legal papers related to his consulting work with fishery and water issues, reports and studies by universities, fish and wildlife agencies and other related groups. Also present are materials from his teaching classes in various aspects of fish species and environment. There are photos, maps, diagrams for use in published works, memorabilia, and papers related to organizations and societies for which he had membership.
Bud Lilly Papers
Collection 2528: The Bud Lilly Papers consist of biographical and genealogical materials, correspondence, organization papers, literary productions, business records, photographs and motion picture film all created or collected by Lilly in the course of his life and business career. Topics include military service and family life, his visit to Hiroshima, Japan shortly after the detonation of the atomic bomb in World War II, Lilly's store, outfitting activities, and consulting work. People of interest include Roderick Haig-Brown, Tom McGuane, Curt Gowdy, Lee Wulff, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Collection 2556: The Bud Lilly Papers consist of biographical letters, business records, printed materials, and photographs all created or collected by Lilly in the course of his life and business career.
Sylvester Nemes Papers
The Sylvester Nemes Papers consist of research, notes, drafts and manuscripts of Nemes' books, both his published works on fly fishing, as well as two unpublished works of historical fiction. Also included in the collection are correspondence, a brief biography, miscellaneous personal records, his obituary, business and professional records, photographs, negatives, memorabilia, and slides.
Datus C. Proper Papers
The Datus C. Proper Papers consist of journals, correspondence, family history documents, literary manuscript drafts, galley proofs, research notes, publisher correspondence, photographs and other memorabilia which document Proper's life as a student, United States Foreign Service officer, and outdoor writer. The subjects of Proper's writings encompass the full spectrum of fly fishing for trout, from stream side entomology to the ethics of catch and release angling. Hunting, particularly pheasant hunting and the training of dogs for the sport, is another subject heavily represented.
Trout and Salmonids Book Collection
The MSU Trout and Salmonids Collection is part of an overall effort to create the world’s largest and most comprehensive research center for all information related to the study of these valuable and sought after species.
Collections About Trout, Salmonids, and Angling History
This extensive series of collections strives to illustrate anglers, guides, authors, politicians, scientists, artists, and other related individuals in all aspects of their research and work with trout and salmonid species and their habitats. The collections have material from local, regional, national and international sources and represent a global experience of angling.