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Joan Salvato Wulff papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1553

Content Description

The Joan Salvato Wulff papers, which span from 1929-2018, contains printed material, photographs, notes, DVDs, audio tape, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Joan Salvato Wulff's life, work, and fly fishing.


  • circa 1929-2019


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 17 (audiocassette): Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 18 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Joan Salvato Wulff Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Salvato Wulff, 2019, 2020.


Organized into two groupings: January 2019 Acquisition; January 2020 Acquisition.


17.25 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Joan Salvato Wulff

Joan Salvato Wulff, born in 1926, is a world-renowned American fly fisher, author, and instructor. Over the course of her life, Wulff has won numerous awards for her fly fishing, including seventeen national titles. in 1978, she opened the Wulff School of Fly Fishing with her husband Lee Wulff. She also wrote a column on fly fishing in Fly Rod & Reel for over twenty years, published instructional books, developed fly fishing gear for her company Royal Wulff Products, and created instructional films.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Joan Salvato Wulff papers
by Rosemary K. J. Davis and Jim Fisher
May 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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