Fish and Fishing: Research and Resources: Heritage Resources Collections

A brief guide to archival and other resources about the history of sport & commercial fish and fishing, with a focus on the holdings of Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.

Western Libraries Special Collections

Images from Heritage Resources

Image by Ralph Wahl. Wahl Fly Fishing Papers and Photographs, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies

A substantial number of CPNWS collections contain information about fishing and fisheries. Try searching the CPNWS website or contact us for additional information. 

Heritage Resources


Western Libraries Heritage Resources provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and resarch at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.