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Finding aid for the Richard B. Russell striped bass and environmental journalism papers

Richard B. Russell striped bass and environmental journalism papers Finding aid for the Richard B. Russell Striped Bass and Environmental Journalism Papers

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Series 1 Audiocassettes 2004 1 linear foot (1 archival box)
Series Scope and Content Summary
Series 1 consists of twenty-nine (29) audiocassettes of recorded interviews of scientists, government bureaucrats, fisherman, environmentalists, politicians, and others who were involved with or had an impact upon striped bass conservation. Brief inspection indicated that Mr. Russell conducted all of these interviews in 2004. The interviews are original source material for The Striper Wars; transcripts and notes pertaining to the interviews are filed in Series 2, Box 6 in Folder 1.
Arrangement
The cassette tapes have been filed alphabetically by the caption Mr. Russell wrote on each tape and are stored in an acid-free archival box. Some text was undecipherable; incomplete captions are indicated below, and first names have been supplied in brackets by the processors to more clearly identify the interviewee.
Access Note
The Lionel A. Walford Library does not own playback equipment required for use of audio recordings.
Series 2 Striped bass journalism, advocacy, and The Stripers Wars 1981-2009 6.66 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
Series Scope and Content Summary
Series 2 is focused solely upon Mr. Russell's striped bass activism, research, journalism, and preparation of his book The Striper Wars. The Series consists of notes, interviews, clippings, manuscripts, and legislative material, such as the petition submitted to the State of Massachusetts in support of a 24-inch minimum limit on striped bass fishing. The Series also includes documentation regarding Mr. Russell's advocacy and involvement with the organizations Stripers Unlimited, Stripers Forever, and the Striped Bass Coordination Committee.
Arrangement
Folders in this series were filed alphabetically by the folder titles assigned by Mr. Russell; there were few folders that were assigned titles by the Library and it has been noted when assignment occurred. The prefix Striped Bass or Bass to a folder title was generally ignored as its usage was not consistent and to ensure that like materials could be collocated in the file boxes. Additionally, all papers related to the writing, editing, or publication of The Striper Wars are filed under the prefix 'Striper Wars, Folder Name' for the same reason. Mr. Russell filed much of his research either by the relevant state or year of production; consequently, there is much overlap among the folders contents.
Series 3 Environmental journalism 1981-2008 4.00 linear feet (3 archival boxes)
Series Scope and Content Summary
Series 3 includes research, manuscripts, letters, and correspondence relating to Mr. Russell's environmental journalism. Mr. Russell was a prolific journalist who wrote about a variety of environmental and marine-related topics. In particular, Mr. Russell wrote articles and guest blogged on topics relating to ocean dumping, bluefin tuna, and Boston Harbor pollution. He also attended and provided coverage of conferences and meetings for news institutions, such as the 2003 Managing Fisheries Conference held in Washington D.C.
Arrangement
Files are organized alphabetically according to the folder titles Mr. Russell assigned. Folder titles are expressive of either the research or article topic, the venue in which the article was published, or the story title.
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