Preliminary Guide to the Emmett Fiske Papers 1980-2001

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Fiske, Emmett.
Preliminary Guide to the Emmett Fiske Papers
Date [inclusive]
18 Linear feet of shelf space, 18 Boxes + oversize
(MASC Staff Use): 1-38-7-1
Collection materials are in English.
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.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

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

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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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 Content

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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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

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

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

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Fiske, Emmett -- Records and correspondence.


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

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