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William McCloskey Fishing and World Fisheries Photographic Collection, 1952-2005

Donor:
McCloskey, William B. 1928-2016
Physical description:
5.3 cu. ft
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Brazil
China
Alaska
Burma
Canada
Chile
India
Indonesia
Japan
Labrador (Canada)
Malaysia
New England
Newfoundland
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Portugal
Singapore
Taiwan
Vietnam
Date:
1952
1952-2005
1950-2000
2000-2010
Notes:
Author, photographer, and authority on commerical fishing, fisheries and fishing boats.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
William McCloskey Fishing and World Fisheries Photographic Collection, 1952-2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Crabbing
Environmental disasters
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska, 1989
Fisheries
Fisheries--Equipment and supplies
Fishing
Fishing boats
Fur trade
Ocean
Oil spills
Rivers
Sealing
Trawlers (Vessels)
Whaling
Local number:
2010.3002 (NMAH Acc.)
2010.3024 (NMAH Acc.)
2011.3101 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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