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Fishing Instructions for a U. S. Navy Survival Kit

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3109

This collection houses a World War II era set of Fishing Instructions for a Navy fishing survival kit designed to help a soldier survive in case of becoming stranded on islands. It outlines general rules for fishing (e.g. 4. Try to catch small fish rather than large ones, the contents of the kit with instructions (e.g. Rig No. 7 / Small Harpoon or Spear [is] very useful for taking small sharks), and information about certain types of animals and plants, including sting rays, turtles, birds, snakes, and seaweed. There is also a note on native peoples - Except along the coast and in the Northern mountains of New Guinea, you can almost always go to them safely for help.

Dates

  • circa 1939-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a World War II era set of Fishing Instructions for a Navy fishing survival kit designed to help a soldier survive in case of becoming stranded on islands. It outlines general rules for fishing, the contents of the kit with instructions for each part, and information about certain types of animals and plants. There is also a note on native peoples.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Paul Parmalee (1926-2006) served in the United States Navy during World War II, after which time he earned his PhD in Wildlife Sciences and Vertebrate Zoology from Texas A&M University (1952). He then worked for the Illinois State Museum until 1973, when the University of Tennessee hired him for the Anthropology Department. He soon founded the zooarchaeology laboratory, which houses one of the largest zooarchaeological comparative collections in the country.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection donated to UTK Special Collections Library by Paul Parmalee in January 1990.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480