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The hungry ocean : a swordboat captain's journey / Linda Greenlaw

Author:
Greenlaw, Linda 1960-  Search this
Subject:
Greenlaw, Linda 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 265 p. : map ; 22 cm
Type:
Anecdotes
Place:
Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labrador
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Swordfish fishing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714821

Florida's commercial swordfish fishery : longline gear and methods / Steven A. Berkeley, Edwin W. Irby, Jr. and John W. Jolley, Jr

Author:
Berkeley, Steven A  Search this
Irby, Edwin W  Search this
Jolley, John W  Search this
Florida Sea Grant College  Search this
Marine Advisory Program  Search this
Subject:
Florida Sea Grant College  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 23 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Florida
Date:
1981
Topic:
Swordfish fishing  Search this
Call number:
SH351.S8 B51
SH351.S8B51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_180013

Oral history interview with Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Creator::
Glassell, Alfred C., Jr. interviewee.  Search this
Extent:
3 mini-audiotapes (originals).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Transcripts
Place:
Peru
Date:
2002
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., was interviewed for his achievements in sport fishing, his contributions to National Museum of Natural History, and his service to the Smithsonian Institution.
Descriptive Entry:
The Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., Interview was conducted on March 12, 2002, by Judy Terry Smith and Clyde F. E. Roper from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The interview discusses Glassell's background and early career in the petroleum industry; his adventures in sport fishing; the scientific expedition to the Indian Ocean aboard his ship, the Argosy; the capture of the world record 1,560 pound black marlin; his induction into the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Hall of Fame; his wife and family; his first visit to the Smithsonian Institution; the formation of the Smithsonian National Board; his views on leadership, development, and museum outreach; the scientific expedition with the University of Miami Marine Institute (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences); and other angler friends. The collection consists of 2.5 hours of audiotape recording, 75 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 cubic feet of shelf space. The interview has been digitized for preservation purposes, so the collection also consists of 5 digital audio .wav files and 5 digital .mp3 files. Box 1 contains transcript of the interview, digital .mp3 files and cassette copies of the original micro-cassette recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1913-2008), a leader in the petroleum industry and an advocate for marine biology research, was a generous supporter of the Smithsonian Institution. He was born on March 13, 1913, in northwest Louisiana on Cuba Plantation, a remote cotton plantation near the Red River. He received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1934, and in 1945, after serving approximately three and half years in the U.S. Army, he moved to Houston, Texas. Glassell traveled the world extensively hunting marlin, blue fin tuna, and swordfish. He was a member of the U.S. Team in the International Tuna Cup Matches for seven years and served as captain of the 1952 second-place team. He secured the world record title for hooking a 1,560 pound black marlin, the largest grander caught on rod and reel, off the coast of Cabo Blanco, Peru, on August 4, 1953. Glassell donated the immense fish to the Smithsonian for a new hall titled Life in the Sea at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). As an accomplished sport fisherman, he was inducted into the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame in 2001.

He organized scientific expeditions around the world aboard his vessel, the Argosy, for Yale University in 1957, and in 1961 for the University of Miami, where a research laboratory bears his name. He was named an Honorary Member of the Smithsonian National Board of which he was a founding member. In 1991, the Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle recognized him for a lifetime of patronage and dedication to the Smithsonian Institution. He founded the Glassell School of Art, a teaching wing at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH) where his world-renowned collection of gold is housed, and he served as Chairman Emeritus of the MFAH board of trustees.
Rights:
Restricted (Tapes and transcripts). The Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., oral history interview may not be used without the written permission of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., or his heirs or assigns.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions -- Ecuador  Search this
Scientific expeditions -- Indian Ocean  Search this
Scientific expeditions -- Panama, Bay of (Panama)  Search this
Swordfish fishing  Search this
Tournament fishing  Search this
Tuna fishing  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Marine sciences  Search this
Saltwater fishing  Search this
Big game fishing  Search this
Billfish fishing  Search this
Exploratory fishing  Search this
Fishes -- Type specimens  Search this
Fishing -- Records  Search this
Fishing stories  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Marine sciences  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
World records  Search this
Benefactors  Search this
Marine animals  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9601, Glassell, Alfred C., Jr. interviewee., Oral history interview with Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.
Identifier:
Record Unit 9601
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9601

The broadbill swordfishery of the Northwestern Atlantic : the fishery's economic and natural history (early 1800s through 1995) / Charles Dana Gibson

Title:
Broadbill swordfishery of the Northwest Atlantic : an economic and natural history
Author:
Gibson, Charles Dana 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 139 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Fisheries--Economic aspects  Search this
Fisheries--History  Search this
Swordfish fishing--History  Search this
Swordfish  Search this
Call number:
SH213.2 G53 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_534579

Slipping the net : Spain's compliance with ICCAT recommendations for swordfish and bluefin tuna / by Caroline Raymakers and Jacqui Lynham

Author:
Raymakers, C  Search this
Lynham, Jacqui  Search this
International Traffic Network  Search this
Subject:
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 58 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Spain
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Tuna fishing--International cooperation  Search this
Tuna fishing  Search this
Bluefin tuna fishing--International cooperation  Search this
Bluefin tuna fishing  Search this
Swordfish fishing--International cooperation  Search this
Swordfish fishing  Search this
Wild animal trade  Search this
Wild animal trade--Law and legislation--International cooperation  Search this
Call number:
SH351.T8 R39 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592540

Conservation of Pacific sea turtles / edited by Peter H. Dutton, Dale Squires, and Mahfuzuddin Ahmed

Author:
Dutton, Peter H (Peter Howard) 1958-  Search this
Squires, Dale  Search this
Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 481 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
2011
©2011
Topic:
Sea turtles--Conservation  Search this
Sea turtles--Effect of fishing on  Search this
Sea turtles--Habitat--Conservation  Search this
Leatherback turtle--Conservation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082820

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