Joseph E. Taylor, III (NHC Fellow, 2002–03; 2018–19)

Project Title, 2002–03

Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbing and Modern Environmental Culture

Iowa State University

Project Title, 2018–19

Forty-Seven Percent of the West: Congress and Conservation during the Long Progressive Era

Simon Fraser University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2002–03

Joseph E. Taylor, III wrote portions of three chapters of his book Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbing and Modern Environmental Culture. He also completed and submitted for publication four articles: “Mapping Adventure: A History of Spatial Representation in Rock Climbing” (Journal of Historical Geography, forthcoming); “The Many Lives of the New West” (under review); “Rationalizing the Western Fisheries: Herbert Hoover and the Bureau of Fisheries” (under review); and “Seeking the Entangled Bank of Salmon Recovery.” He wrote three book reviews, including Paul Sutter, Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement, for the Journal of American History (June 2003); Georg Steller, Steller’s History of Kamchatka: Collected Information concerning the History of Kamchatka, Its Peoples, Their Manners, Names, Lifestyle, and Various Customary Practices, trans. Margritt Engel and Karen Willmore, for the journal The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord (in press); and Nancy Langston, Where Land and Water Meet: A Western Landscape Transformed for Western Historical Quarterly (in press).

Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19

Joseph E. Taylor, III completed archival research and drafted a chapter of his work in progress Forty-Seven Percent of the West: Congressional Conservation during the Long Progressive Era. He also revised and copyedited his book Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2019).