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 in the collection are field notebooks kept by McCloskey, articles and other printed materials, and papers relating to two of McCloskey's books on fishing.
The collection is divided into three series.
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Field notebooks
Series 3: Printed materials
Biographical / Historical:
Author, photographer, and authority on commerical fishing, fisheries and fishing boats.
Donated to the Archives Center by William B. McCloskey in 2010.
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.