The Natrona县皇冠大全买球 is extremely honored to be the home of the 杰伊·劳森系列, a stunning array of books donated by the family of Mr. Lawson, former Chief Game Warden of the 怀俄明 Game and Fish Department.
Jay was born in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1967. He earned a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, a wildlife degree from the University of Montana, and then began a 33-year career with the Game and Fish Department, becoming Chief of the the Wildlife Divison in 1989. Jay received numerous accolades for his dedication to wildlife issues and his lifetime of service to wildlife research and management. He researched and wrote the book, “与我们的山脉相配的人。,” a celebration of the most colorful outdoor men and women of the early 20th century. Jay retired from the Game and Fish Department in 2011 and passed away in 2014.
Jay had a keen eye for collecting valuable, rare books with outdoor themes. 周杰伦的家人, 包括他的弟弟布鲁斯, donated over 230 of Jay’s personal books to the Natrona县皇冠大全买球. The books cover a wide array of wildlife and outdoor interests, 包括西方历史, 鸟, 哺乳动物, 植物, 狩猎, 钓鱼, 野生动物管理, 和更多的.
Some of the more remarkable titles are early editions of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” and “Naturalist’s Voyage Around the World,” an 8-volume set of “The Lives of Game Animals” by Ernest Thompson Seton, and an 1860 edition of “Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures of Life in the West” by John C. 范流浪汉. Several of the books in the collection are inscribed to him and many include Jay’s tucked in notes.
To view the books in the collection, please visit the library’s second floor Reference Desk. Due to the special nature of these volumes, they are not available for checkout.
Thank you to Bruce and the Lawson family for their very generous donation to honor Mr. 杰伊·劳森.
狩猎 & Fishing collection consists of books and other items relating to 狩猎 and 钓鱼, especially in 怀俄明 and the West, allowing casual readers and researchers alike the opportunity to delve deeper into each topic. You will find practical titles on how to perfect each craft, as well as rare books illustrating the histories of 狩猎 and 钓鱼 skills and practice. The collection covers all aspects of the North Platte River including its unique history, 生境和水管理, 环境整治. The collection also includes many first editions, signed copies, and one-of-a-kind titles. Some are available to check out, while others are for in-library use only. Please ask a librarian on the second floor for assistance.