Field notes of William Alakangas, the chief engineer of the "Westward", documenting a trip along the coast of British Columbia, May 2-19, 1926. Included is an article draft by Alakangas, "It's a scream, but no fair laughing $5,000,000.00 reward for a suitable title." The article discusses a trip along the coast of British Columbia and southern Alaska with a group, including Arthur Pack and William Finley, July-August 1931. Activities described include hunting porpoises, fishing for salmon, and collecting bird specimens.
Field notes and article drafts discussing the Finleys' trip to Alaska, including Bogoslof Island and the northern lights. Included are articles, "When the caribou failed", by Captain Thierry Mallet, "Cruise emphasizes Alaska's splendors: William Finley returns to Portland from north", and "Berkeley woman explorer quits: Mrs. Finley ends 23 years of thrills to send children to U.C." A letter from Irene Finley discusses a trip to central and southeastern Oregon.
Correspondence, field notes, and article drafts concerning the animals and environment observed on the Finleys' trip to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Begins with a three page log of the Alaska trip. Drafts of Irene Finley's articles, "Two big game animals of Unimak Island" and "Cruising along the Aleutian chain", are included.
1. Address given by W. C. Henderson, Associate Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, regarding the condition of waterfowl populations; 2. Directory listing individuals and groups responsible for wildlife conservation; 3. Correspondence discussing length of bird hunting seasons in Alaska and Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Manuscript that champions the idea of additional sanctuaries for birds and animals. The document mentions what efforts President Theodore Roosevelt made before retiring from office. The document also highlights a number of refuges in the United States.