Preliminary Guide to the Emmett Fiske Papers, 1980-2001
MS.2012.18

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Fiske, Emmett
Title
Emmett Fiske Papers
ID
MS.2012.18
Date [inclusive]
1980-2001
Extent
18.0 Linear feet 18 boxes plus oversize
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of papers of Emmett Fiske, covering four main subjects: 1. Inland Northwest Field Burning Summit, 1980s-2001; 2. Russian Wheat Aphid Mediation Project, 1989-1990; 3. Washington Agriculture and Natural Resource Forum, 1990s; and 4. Chelan Agreement/Washington Water Resources Forum 1980s-1990s.

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Historical Note

Emmett Fiske was a member of the Washington State University faculty in rural sociology from 1979 until his retirement in 2012. In addition to his work as a WSU professor, Fiske also worked as an organizational development specialist, and served as associate director of WSU's Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). His professional interests include environmental policy and initiatives, particularly facilitating collaborations between differing entities on natural resource and environmental quality matters. An example of this is the Chelan Agreement, in which Fiske acted as a mediator and facilitator to craft a model collaboration between Native American tribes, farmers and ecologists. The Chelan Agreement led to the formation of the Washington Water Resource Forum and passage of the Watershed Planning Act in Washington state.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of professional papers of Dr. Emmett Fiske. It includes Fiske's files from four of his major projects: the Inland Northwest Field Burning Summit, for which he served as facilitator and note-taker; the Russian Wheat Aphid Pilot Mediation Project sponsored by the Washington State Conservation Commission; Washington Agriculture and Natural Resource Forum; and the Chelan Agreement.

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Organization of Collection

The collection is arranged in four series (preliminary):

Field Burning Summit, 1992-2001 (boxes 1-2); Russian Wheat Aphid Mediation Project, 1989-1990 (boxes 3-4 and oversize); Washington Agriculture and Natural Resources Forum, 1990 (boxes 5-6); Chelan Agreement/Washington Water Resources Forum, 1980s-1990s (boxes 7-18).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://libraries.wsu.edu/content/masc-home
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Dr. Emmett P. Fiske in 2012 (MS.2012.18).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)
  • Natural resources--Washington (State)--Management
  • Water and Water Rights
  • Water resources development -- Washington (State)

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