Manuscript that explores the senseless killing of wild animals. Despite being a protected animal, a black bear mother and cub had been shot down. The author contends that black bears are the most human of wild animals in the Oregon woods. The author also describes characteristics of the bear and what it eats. The document goes on to say that there are people who simply enjoy being out in nature and can truly appreciate a wildlife sighting. However, due to hunters, those people are robbed of these experiences.
Newspaper clippings discussing honorary degrees awarded at Oregon State College commencement ceremony. Additional newspaper clippings discuss Finley's plans to photograph brown bears in Alaska and a Willamette River conservation group meeting.
"Why protect hawks and owls"; 2. "The great Alaskan brown bear"; 3. "Brownsville Gun & Rod Club is incorporated"; 4. "Not a creditable proceeding"; 5. "The plumage and the tariff"; 6. "Predators and the northern bob-white"; 7. "Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge"; 8. "National Parks Bulletin"; 9. "Wildlife tips and briefs"; 10. Bird images.
Negative of a photographic postcard showing a mother bear and 2 cubs leaning on an automobile. The mother bear and 1 of the cubs look inside the passenger side window of the automobile. Handwriting on negative reads, "Inspection. Christian 11-571."
Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo) trainer Al Knowles, feeding bear cubs using a bottle. The cubs are on newspaper on a desk, as Knowles feed ones. He holds a cigarette in his mouth. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, March 17, 1954 (negative 6 of 6).