Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council

Identifier: GLMS-0127

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

This collection documents a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of sport fishing in the Great Lakes region. The bluk of the collection consists of issues of the GLFC's newsletter Inland Seas Angler for 1989-1990 and 1992 through January 1999. Other materials include several releases and position papers, and membership directories.


  • 1989-1999


.63 Cubic Feet (1 legal manuscript box, 1 half letter manuscript box)


Organization History

The Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council is a nonprofit advocacy organization whose members are concerned about the present and future of sport fishing and its economic benefits in the Great Lakes , adjoining waters and in protecting and enhancing the regional sport fishery and its wetlands, habitat and environment.

Established in 1972, the Council has a combined membership of over 325,000 family anglers in all eight Great Lakes states and Canada. It's run by its member clubs for its members. Meetings are held in various ports on the Great Lakes, hosted by a local Council member club, and seminars, workshops and conferences are held on current issues.

(from the organization's website)

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes by Dan Thomas, Presient of the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council in 1999.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archivist Mark Sprang in February 2022.

Guide to the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council Records
Mark Sprang
March 2022
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