Papers of a pioneer Wisconsin conservationist who was a member of the state Conservation Commission (1939-1951; chairman, 1941-1944) and who served as an officer of the Izaak Walton League. The papers consist largely of material collected during service on the Conservation Commission. They include administrative files; budgets and financial statements; correspondence and memoranda to and from Frank N. Graass, Walter Scott, Ernest Swift, and other conservation leaders; and subject files. The latter document his involvement in the general management of the commission and in the passage of legislation affecting conservation issues such as Great Lakes commercial fishing, fish management, wildlife management, game farms, and public hunting and fishing grounds. Also included are speeches and addresses, miscellaneous personal material, and an oral history available in both recorded and transcribed form. Fragmentary correspondence, information bulletins, and conference material document his involvement with the Izaak Walton League, the Citizens Natural Resources Association of Wisconsin, and other conservation organizations.
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