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Robert Wethern papers

Guide to the Robert Wethern papers
undated, 1973-1994

Collection number: HMC-0433.
Creator: Wethern, Robert.
Title: Robert Wethern papers.
Dates: undated, 1973-1994.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers about Alaskan sportsman and bush pilot, Grenold Collins, and on waterfowl conservation.

Biographical note:
Unavailable at this time.

Collection description:
This collection consists of Robert Wethern’s papers regarding proposed articles and a book concerning the life of Grenold Collins, an Alaskan wildlife agent, guide, pilot, and sportsman. Included are a draft of Robert Wethern’s biographical article on Collins; a profile of Collins by Lee Richardson; a memoir written by Collins; excerpts from the proposed text of a book entitled, The Waterfowler’s Pacific Flyway; and correspondence between Robert Wethern, Grenold Collins, and others concerning proposed articles or books, as well as personal matters.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of document.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections has copyright to materials created by Robert Wethern, as well as Dorothy and Grenold Collins.

Preferred citation: Robert Wethern papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Archives and Special Collections also holds the Dorothy and Grenold papers, HMC-0422.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Robert Wethern in 1994. Wethern signed a deed of gift in 1995.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott prior to 1999. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2018.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 Grenold Collins – A Profile by Lee Richardson circa 1978
2 Quotes from an interview Wethern had with Collins 1978 , 1994
3  Memoir written by Collins undated
4 Excerpt from “Coastal Alaska, Earliest Years” for the Far North section of The Waterfowler’s Pacific Flyway undated
5 Excerpt from Proposed Text of “Coastal Alaska, Contemporary Times” Chapter, of  The Far North section of The Waterfowler’s Pacific Flyway undated
6 Memorial article on Grenold Collins 1992
7 Correspondence: Primarily between Bob Wethern and Grenold Collins. Also, included are letters written by, and, or to, Richard Abel, Lauren R. Donaldson, Richard Russell, Fred and Dorothy Collins, and Bob Smith 1977-1980, 1994
8 Correspondence: Primarily between Bob Wethern and Grenold Collins. Other correspondents are David Hagerbaumer, Roger Bachman, and Dorothy Collins undated, 1983-1989, 1994
9 Photograph of Grenold Collins and an unidentified male at the Fly Fisher’s Club of Oregon 1973



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