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Needless destruction of game resources

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.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Do not feed the bears

Manuscript containing excerpts from "The bear and the boob." The document contains additional tales of interactions between people and bears at Yellowstone National Park.

Finley, Irene

American Nature Association Alaska trip

Manuscript that describes Mr. and Mrs. Finley's journey to some of the Alaskan islands, including the adoption of two cubs, Cuffy and Tuffy, and capturing whaling on film.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Becky the bear cub

Manuscript that recounts an adventure that Becky, a bear cub, took with the Finleys and Campbell Church down the McKenzie River.

Finley, Irene

Trip to Alaska, 1926

Field notes from the Finleys' trip to the Pribilof Islands in Alaska. Included are drafts of Irene Finley's articles, "Off to Aleut land", "Lucy", and "Cuffy and Tuffy."

Finley, Irene

Trip to Alaska, 1926

Field notes discussing animals encountered on the Aleutian Islands, Kenai peninsula, and McKinley Park. Included is a draft of Irene Finley's article, "Seals."

Finley, Irene

Trip to Alaska, 1926-1928

Field notes and drafts of Irene Finley's articles discussing animals encountered on the Finleys' trip to Alaska. Included are newspaper articles discussing the fur trade, native Alaskan culture, and increases in seal population.

Finley, Irene

Trip to British Columbia and southern Alaska, 1926 and 1931

Field notes of William Alakangas, the chief engineer of the "Westward", documenting a trip along the coast of British Columbia, May 2-19, 1926. Included is an article draft by Alakangas, "It's a scream, but no fair laughing $5,000,000.00 reward for a suitable title." The article discusses a trip along the coast of British Columbia and southern Alaska with a group, including Arthur Pack and William Finley, July-August 1931. Activities described include hunting porpoises, fishing for salmon, and collecting bird specimens.

Alakangas, William

Information and articles on wildlife

  1. "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.

Jewett, Stanley G. (Stanley Gordon), 1885-