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Paul and Mary Ann Ford interview--June 19, 2009
Paul Ford along with his wife, Mary Ann, established The Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection, at WWU Libraries Special Collections. In this interview they discuss their passion for book collecting and related anecdotes.
Ford, Paul, 1934- (interviewee)
Ford, Mary Ann (interviewee)
Belts, Tamara (interviewer)
oral histories (document genres)
Ford, Paul, 1934---Interviews
Ford, Mary Ann--Interviews
Collectors and collecting
Fly Fishing Oral History Program
Digital object made available by Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University
Western Washington University
Transcribed using Microsoft Word then saved in PDF format
Paul Ford was raised in southeastern Massachusetts and educated at Dartmouth College (A.B.) and Harvard University (Ed.M., Ed.D). He served in a variety of faculty and administrative positions at Western Washington University from September 1970 until his retirement in August 1993; including vice president for academic affairs/provost. He is passionate about fly fishing and the literature surrounding it. And he along with his wife, Mary Ann, established The Paul And Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection, at WWU Libraries Special Collections. He is the author of two books about fly fishing. Mary Ann Ford was raised in Waterville, Washington, and earned degrees from Whitman College (B.A.) and Western Washington University (M.Ed.; Principal's Certificate). Her career included teaching, curriculum director, and principal. In addition to her expertise regarding books and artwork related to fly fishing, Mary Ann is a gifted needlework and decorative crafts artist. Paul and Mary Ann Ford both serve as members of the WWU Libraries Fly Fishing Advisory Group.