Fonds RBSC-ARC-1536 - Lee Straight fonds

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Lee Straight fonds

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  • 1927-2003, predominant 1945-1983 (Creation)
    Straight, Lee

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11 cm of textual records;13 photographs

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Lee Straight was born in 1915 and passed away in 2004. He spent much of his career as an outdoors journalist for the Vancouver Sun. Born and raised in Vancouver, Straight was an avid, award-winning angler and hunter. His passion for outdoors activities led to his life-long commitment to the conservation of BCs natural environment. As a writer and activist, Straight worked closely with other anglers and outdoors enthusiasts to protest against irresponsible logging and resource practices. In the course of this work, Straight developed a long-term relationship with the famous Vancouver Island angler and writer Roderick Haig-Brown.

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This fonds consists of a scrapbook of material about the writer, fly-fisher and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown. A major section of the scrapbook is an ongoing correspondence between Straight and Haig-Brown regarding fishing and conservation issues on Vancouver Island. There are also numerous photos, newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Haig-Brown both during his lifetime and posthumously.

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The Roderick Haig-Brown fonds contains materials on a number of issues that are discussed in the Lee Straight fonds. For example, box 122; folder 1 of the Haig-Brown fonds has material regarding the preservation of Buttle Lake on Vancouver Island.

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