January 19, 2022

New Historic Photos, Documents of Oregon Conservationists Digitized and Available Online

From Oregon St. University:

Oregon State University has collaborated on a digital project that is making 40 years of Oregon wildlife conservation photos and documents available to the general public.

The new digital collection features photographs and manuscripts by noted conservationist William L. Finley, his wife Irene and friend Herman T. Bohlman. Finley’s interest in wildlife conservation began when he and Bohlman, a boyhood friend, began photographing birds around Oregon at the turn of the 20th century. Together their work was crucial in helping establish wildlife refuges in Oregon.

The Oregon Historical Society’s Davies Family Research Library and Oregon State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Research Center worked together to digitize a large array of documents related to that work, including photographs, manuscripts, publications, correspondence and other materials. The project began in July 2016 and will be completed by June 30, 2017, and will include approximately 6,500 photographs and 8,600 pages of manuscript material.

Direct to Digital Collection (Many Images Already Available)

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