Trout and Salmonid Collection at Montana State University

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Trout and Salmonid Collection
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CountryUnited States
Type Special Collection
Established1999
Location Montana State University Library, Bozeman, Montana
Coordinates 45°40′0.1302″N111°2′54.5756″W / 45.666702833°N 111.048493222°W / 45.666702833; -111.048493222 Coordinates: 45°40′0.1302″N111°2′54.5756″W / 45.666702833°N 111.048493222°W / 45.666702833; -111.048493222
Collection
Items collectedWorks encompassing biology, ecology, angling, politics, economics, and the culinary arts; spiritual, literary and philosophical works; books, periodicals, government publications, and scientific reports; diaries, theses and dissertations.
Size~11,000
Criteria for collectionRelated to study of trout and salmonids
Website www.lib.montana.edu/trout/
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Trout and Salmonid Collection at Montana State University

The Trout and Salmonid Collection is a special collection of literature and archives in the Montana State University Library's Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections Library. The collection is also known as The Bud Lilly Trout and Salmonid Bibliography, named after founder Bud Lilly. [1] The approximately 11,000-volume collection, [2] established in 1999, is devoted to preserving literary (fiction and non-fiction), scientific, government and media resources related to all aspects of trout and other salmonids. The collection contains materials in many languages and is not restricted by geography. It is considered a world-class collection of international significance relative to the study of trout and salmonids. [3] [4]

Contents

Creation

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Stacks at the Trout and Salmonid Collection

In 1999, then Dean of the Montana State University Library, Bruce Morton, and local angling legend Bud Lilly [5] conceived the idea of forming a world-class collection of literature on trout and salmonids. [6] Montana State University, because of its historic fisheries science program and proximity to hundreds of miles of blue ribbon fisheries, is often referred to as "Trout U." [7] [8] Lilly, through his connections with the angling industry, organized an initial donation of over 10,000 volumes from an anonymous collector in Montana. From this donation, an initial collection of over 4,000 titles was established. Through the work of special collections librarian James Thull and Montana State University Library Scholar in Residence Paul Schullery, the collection grew to over 10,000 volumes by 2011. [9]

Description and scope

The collection is organized and cataloged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. The collection holds a broad array of works encompassing biology, ecology, angling, politics, economics, and the culinary arts; spiritual, literary and philosophical works; books, periodicals, government publications, and scientific reports; diaries, theses and dissertations. The collection is not considered a "rare book" collection but rather a focused research collection. Although the collection does contain originals of rare titles, it also contains many reprints. The collection has been built through donations and purchases from a variety of book sources as desirable titles become available. Government documents related to trout and salmonids are often purchased as well as requested from government agencies when they will benefit the collection. [9]

Archives

The collection also comprises the personal papers of many luminaries and influential authors, artists, scientists and angling industry insiders associated with trout and salmonids. These archives include:

Highlights

The collection contains both old and rare works on the topic of trout and salmonids as well as important seminal works on all aspects of the topic.

Access and use

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Reading room, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections Library

The collection is housed in a controlled area and browsing stacks is not allowed to protect the collection. The Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections Library contains a large reading room and is open to the public during normal library hours. Archivists in the special collections library assist researchers in finding materials and using them in the reading room. The collection is also accessible via inter-library loans. The collection is fully indexed and searchable via the Montana State University Library online catalog system. In helping create the collection, Bud Lilly, a 1949 alumnus of the university, stated he "would like to see students and others broaden their perspective of trout beyond the 'how-to' and 'where-to-go' angling books that publishing houses started spawning in the 1960s". [25]

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 Behnke, Robert J.; Williams, Ted (2007). About Trout: The Best of Robert J. Behnke from Trout Magazine. Globe Pequot. p. 1. ISBN   978-1-59921-203-6 . Retrieved 2011-05-03.
  2. McCaffery, Bruce (Spring 2010). "Hooking Up with Bud Lilly". Outside Bozeman. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  3. Schullery, Paul (2006). Cowboy Trout:Western Fly Fishing as If It Matters. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press. pp. 6–7. ISBN   9780972152273.
  4. Schullery, Paul (2006). The Rise:Streamside Observations on Trout, Flies and Fly Fishing. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. p. 186. ISBN   9780811701822.
  5. England, Mike. "Bud Lilly, Father of Fly Fishing". Outside Bozeman. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  6. "Trout Library". Bozeman Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  7. Annette Trinity-Stevens (January 12, 2009). "Antique angling book finds home at Montana State University". Montana Living. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  8. Melynda Harrison (April 27, 2009). "MSU is Trout U". Mountains and Minds, Montana State University Magazine. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  9. 1 2 Thull, James (October 20, 2011). "Making Every Penny Count: Building A World-Class Trout And Salmonid Collection On A Small Budget" (pdf). 7th Annual IAAMSLIC Conference, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers.
  10. "The 2005 Coastal Cutthroat Trout Symposium" (PDF). Oregon Chapter American Fisheries Society. p. 157. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
  11. "Collection 2491 – The Robert J. Behnke Papers, 1957–2000". Montana State University Library . Retrieved 2013-11-04.
  12. "Lyons' Papers Head to MSU Library". Fly, Rod and Reel Magazine. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  13. "Collection 2475 - Nick Lyons Ephemera Collection, 1932-2005". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  14. "Collection 2498 - Charles E. Brooks Papers, 1921-2002". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  15. "Collection 2502 - Datus C. Proper Papers, 1864-2003". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  16. "Collection 987 - Norman Strung Papers, 1966-1982". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  17. "Collection 2438 - Alfred T. Pellicane Papers, 1962-2000". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  18. "Collection 2441 - Harry B. Mitchell Papers, 1953-1965". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  19. "Collection 2456 - Louis Agassiz Letters, 1854-1858". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  20. "Collection 2576 - Sylvester Nemes Papers, 1973-2010". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  21. "George Francis Grant (1906-2008): fly tyer, environmentalist, founder" . Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  22. "Collection 2507 - George F. Grant Papers, 1973-1985". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  23. "Collection 2528 - Bud Lilly Papers, 1926-2008". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  24. "Collection 2556 - Bud Lilly Papers, 1946-2003". Montana State University Library. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  25. Trinity-Stevens, Annette (June 19, 2001). "Montana State University begins major trout and salmonid book collection". Montana State University. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  26. Flandro, Carly (June 4, 2011). "Lilly's legacy: Catch, release - 85-year-old known as dean of fly fishing". Missoulian. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  27. Wright, David (December 25, 2016). "Fishermen record oral histories about their sport". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  28. "Angling Oral History Project". Montana State University Library. Retrieved December 25, 2016.

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