Robert Wethern Collection Description

ROBERT WETHERN. Papers; n.d., 1973, 1977-1989, 1992. .1
cu. ft.

This collection consists of papers of Robert Wethern relating
to proposed articles or books 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; excerpts from the proposed
text of a book entitled, The Waterfowler’s Pacific Flyway;
correspondence between Robert Wethern, Grenold Collins, and others,
concerning proposed articles or books, and other matters; a copy
of a memorial article on Collins by Robert Wethern in the Flyfisher’s
Club of Oregon
newsletter; and a black and white photograph
of Grenold Collins.

The collection was presented to the archives by Robert Wethern
in 1994. A deed of gift was signed in 1995.



Series 1. Articles and Notes; n.d., 1978, 1980, 1992. .1
cu. ft.

1. Grenold Collins – A Profile by Lee Richardson; ca.
June 1978.

The cover letter transmitting the profile was written by Lee
Richardson to Bob Wethern.

2. Quotes from Taping Session (tape machine off); November
12, 1978.

3. Suggested Opening for an Article on Collins Air; ca. 1980.

4. Excerpt from “Coastal Alaska, Earliest Years”
for the Far North section of The Waterfowler’s Pacific Flyway.

5. Excerpt from Proposed Text of “Coastal Alaska, Contemporary
Times” Chapter, of ┬áThe Far North section of The
Waterfowler’s Pacific Flyway

6. Memorial Article on Grenold Collins; ca. 1992.

Series 2. Correspondence; 1977- 1994. .1 cu. ft.

1. Correspondence; 1977-1980. 51 items.

This file primarily contains correspondence 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, and Bob Smith.

2. Correspondence; n.d., 1983-1989. 29 items.

This file primarily contains correspondence between Bob Wethern
and Grenold Collins. Other correspondents are David Hagerbaumer
and Roger Bachman.

Series 3. Photograph; 1973. .1 cu. ft.

1. Photograph; 1973. 1 item.

This is a photograph (b/w, 3.5 X 5 inch) of Grenold Collins and
an unidentified person at the Fly Fisher’s Club of Oregon in

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