William McCloskey Fishing and World Fisheries Photographic Collection, 1952-2005
McCloskey, William B. 1928-2016
5.3 cu. ft
Author, photographer, and authority on commerical fishing, fisheries and fishing boats.
The collection consists primarily of photographic slides taken by McCloskey while aboard commerical fishing vessels. The photographs were taken in bodies of water spanning the globe, including those off the coasts of Japan, New Zealand, Alaska, New England, Canada, Norway, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Burma, Chile, Peru, the Caribbean, Portugal and numerous other places. In addition, there are photographs taken aboard fishing boats on rivers, including those in China and in Brazil. Also included are field notebooks kept by McCloskey, from trips to Newfoundland, Labrador and Alaska. Some of the Alaska notes detail his observations of the Exxon Valdez disaster and efforts to remediate it. Additionally, the collection includes articles and other printed materials, and papers relating to two of McCloskey's books on fishing.
William McCloskey Fishing and World Fisheries Photographic Collection, 1952-2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska, 1989
Fisheries--Equipment and supplies
2010.3002 (NMAH Acc.)
2010.3024 (NMAH Acc.)
2011.3101 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves