Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William Kittredge:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1989-2018 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Kittredge, William
Title: William Kittredge Papers,
Dates: 1989-2018 and undated
Abstract: The Papers contain primarily correspondence and literary manuscripts.
Collection # R4.3
Quantity: 15 boxes (14.5 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

William Kittredge was born in Oregon in 1932 and grew up on a working ranch in the Warner Valley of southeastern Oregon. He attended Oregon State University (1954) and University of Iowa (M.F.A. 1969). He taught in the English Department at the University of Montana from 1969 until his retirement in 1997. His awards include a Stegner Fellowship to attend the writing program at Stanford University, two National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowships, two Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Awards, National Governor's Award for the Arts, the PEN West Award, the National Endowment for the Humanities' Charles Frankle Prize for service to the humanities, and the Neil Simon Award from American Playhouse. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories and novels, including the Cord series of western novels written under the pseudonym Owen Rountree. With Annick Smith, Kittredge was the co-producer of A River Runs Through It, based on the novella by Norman Maclean.

Major publications include:

  • Kittredge, William. The Next Rodeo. Saint Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 2007.
  • Kittredge, William. Willow Field. New York: Knopf, 2006.
  • Kittredge, William. Southwestern Homelands. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2002.
  • Kittredge, William. Balancing Water: Restoring the Klamath Basin. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Kittredge, William. The Nature of Generosity. New York: Knopf, 2000.
  • Kittredge, William. Taking Care: Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed, 1999.
  • Kittredge, William. The Portable Western Reader. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.
  • Kittredge, William. Who Owns the West? San Francisco: Mercury House, 1996.
  • Kittredge, William. Hole in the Sky: a Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1992.
  • Kittredge, William. Lost Cowboys (But Not Forgotten). New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992.
  • Kittredge, William. Owning It All. Saint Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 1987.
  • Kittredge, William. The Van Gogh Field and Other Stories. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1978.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, literary drafts, material from conferences and other events, and photographs.

The collection is in good condition and is part of the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World.


Organization

The collection is organized into series by book title and by format and/or type of material. The series “Computer Disk Printouts” follows the organization of the flash drive. Documents not grouped by folder were assigned groups based on major projects and/or by type of literary material. An inventory of the disk maps the original file location on the disk to the physical location of the printed file.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Copy requests in excess of 5 pages must be approved by the donor or his representative.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Please contact the Reference Librarian at least 10 days in advance to make viewing arrangements.


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Kittrege, William.
Kittrege, William--Archives.
Kittrege, William--Correspondence.
Kittrege, William--Interviews.
Kittrege, William--Manuscripts.
Kittrege, William--Another Summer to Run.
Kittrege, William--Everything We Wanted.
Kittrege, William--The Next Rodeo.
Kittrege, William--Southwestern Homelands.
Kittrege, William--The Willow Field.
Subjects (Places)
West (U.S.)--In literature.
Subjects
American authors--Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Kittredge Papers, 1989-2018 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2018-0096-X

Purchase, 2017

Processing Information

Processed by: Kristin Loyd, 2018


Collection Inventory

Inventory

box folder
1 1 William Kittredge archive update, November 2017



Correspondence

box folder
1 2 Bass, Rick, 2004-2013
3 Beer, Ralph, 2008-2013
4 Conover, Ted, 2009
5 Crawford, Max, undated
6 Crawford, Tom, 2012
7 Crumley, Jim, 2011
8 Dillard, Annie, 2010
9 Di Salvatore, [Bryan?], 2012
10 Finn, Charles [High Desert Journal], 2011
11 Friedlander, Lee, 2007
12 The Grizzly Claw, 2008
13 Hume, Ryan, 2011 and undated
14 Keeble, John, 2008
15 Latiolais, Michelle, 2010-2015 and undated
16 Lopez, Barry, 2007
17 March, Ray, 2008-2016
18 Onishuk, Lee, 2009-2014
19 Oregon State University, 2008-2011
20 Rogers, Will, [The Trust for Public Land], 2007-2010 and undated
21 Rowland, Russell, 2011
22 Sakariassen, Erik, 2012 and undated
23 Savages and Scoundrels, 2010-2011
24 Steven Mark Krauzer Memorial, 2009
25 University of California, Irvine, [Visiting Professor], 2008-2009
26 University of Montana, 2009-2012
27 Vandevelder, Paul, 2009-2013 and undated
28 Zarosinksi, Riley and Erin, 2010-2011
29 Zimpel, Lloyd, 2008
30 Holiday cards and letters, 2009-2013 and undated
31 Reader correspondence, 2008-2017 and undated
32 Reprint requests and other permissions, 2008-2012
33 Requests for reviews, blurbs, introductions, contributions, readings, etc., 2008-2016 and undated
34 Thank you notes, re: manuscript reviews, event participation, writing/publishing advice, etc., 2008-2014 and undated
35 Miscellaneous, business, 2008-2014 and undated
36 Miscellaneous, personal, 2008-2011 and undated



Another Summer to Run

box folder
1 37 Another Summer to Run, draft [part 1], September 2017
38 Another Summer to Run, draft [part 2], September 2017
39 Another Summer to Run, draft, [part 1], January 3, 2017
40 Another Summer to Run, draft, [part 2], January 3, 2017
41 Another Summer to Run, draft, Midsummer 2016
box folder
2 1 Another Summer to Run, draft, January 11, 2016
2 Another Summer to Run, draft, September 2015
3 Another Summer to Run, draft, July 1, 2015
4 Another Summer to Run, draft, "For Michelle [Latiolais?]," May 15, 2015
5 Another Summer to Run, draft, January 2015
6 Another Summer to Run, draft, June 5, 2014
7 Another Summer to Run, draft, March 31, 2014
8 Another Summer to Run, draft, March 11, 2014
9 Another Summer to Run, draft, January 5, 2014
box folder
3 1 Another Summer to Run, draft, December 5, 2013
2 Another Summer to Run, draft, May 20, 2013
3 Another Summer to Run, draft, January 4, 2013
4 Another Summer to Run, draft, December 8, 2012
5 Another Summer to Run, draft, p. 1-18, September 2015
6 Another Summer to Run, draft, p. 1-18, May 13, 2014
7 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 19-39, undated
8 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 40-53, undated
9 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 60-76, undated
10 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 77-94, undated
11 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 90-117, January 10, 2016
12 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 118-120, undated
13 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 121-167, undated
14 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 174-207, March 2016
15 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 197-210, undated
16 [Another Summer to Run], draft, p. 211-233, undated
17 "Rattlesnake House," 2012
18 Schoolyard, excerpt, [6 p.], undated
19 [Another Summer to Run], drafts, "Annick mark-up," undated
20 [Another Summer to Run], drafts, miscellaneous sections, 2014 and undated
21 [Another Summer to Run], "misc. sections of ASTR, edited, 250 p.," 2017 and undated
22 Another Summer to Run, notes, includes correspondence, 2012-2015 and undated



Everything We Wanted

box folder
3 23 [Everything We Wanted?], draft, "Michelle Latiolais - reader," May 2015
24 Everything We Wanted, draft, November 2011
25 Everything We Wanted, draft with Annick Smith's notes, October 2011
box folder
4 1 Everything We Wanted, draft, June - October 2011
2 Everything We Wanted, draft [2], June - October 2011
3 Everything We Wanted, draft, May 16, 2011
4 Everything We Wanted, draft, March 4, 2011
5 Everything We Wanted, draft, January 5, 2011
6 Everything We Wanted, draft, August 30, 2010
7 Everything We Wanted, draft, May 22, 2010
8 Everything We Wanted, draft, March 22, 2010
9 Everything We Wanted, draft, January 15, 2010
10 Everything We Wanted, draft, December 2008 - January 2009
11 Everything We Wanted, draft, December 5, 2008
12 Everything We Wanted, draft, 117 p., undated
box folder
5 1 Everthing We Wanted, draft, 125 p., undated
2 Everything We Wanted, draft, 201 p., undated
3 Everything We Wanted, draft, 249 p., undated
4 The Last Shall Be First, draft, 106 p., undated
5 Everything We Wanted, draft, p. 1-65, October 28, 2009
6 Everything We Wanted, draft, p. 1-71, undated
7 [Everything We Wanted], draft, p. 138-164, June 27, 2010
8 [Everything We Wanted], draft, p. 206-229, November 18, 2011
9 [Everything We Wanted], draft, p. 210-354, undated
10 [Everything We Wanted], draft, p. 252-294, July - October 2011
11 [Everything We Wanted], draft, p. 253-280, undated
12 [Everything We Wanted], draft, p. 270-303, August 10, 2011
13 [Everything We Wanted?], draft, miscellaneous pages, March 2009
14 "1 pg. holograph notes," undated
15 "Excerpt 54 pp. & 2 pp.," 2009
16 "Flyway," draft, undated
17 San Francisco fragment, 3 p., [2010?]



The Next Rodeo

box folder
5 18 Reviews, 2007-2008 and undated



The Willow Field

box folder
5 19 Runs with Horses, typescript, 515 p., undated
20 Reader correspondence, 2007-2011



Literary Production

box folder
5 21 Achilles in South Dakota, in The Harlequin, May 2013
22 "Art & Regio[n]," draft of talk, 2008
23 "Boulder Talk," includes correspondence, 2014
24 Going to the Coast, in TriQuarterly, page proofs, 2009
25 Interview with David Allen Cates, transcript, September 26, 2011
26 Listening to Angels, draft, 2013
27 Listening to Angels, draft, 55 p., undated
28 Listening to Angels, draft, 67 p., undated
29 Listening to Angels, pre-Narrative version, 2013
30 The Marriage of Possibility and Wilderness, for Whitefish magazine, November 2014
31 "Max Crawford and the Palisade Plains," drafts, undated
32 Missoula Art Museum, talk, undated
33 One of the Seas, draft, October 15, 2012
34 One of the Seas, draft, 15p., undated
35 "Reading/Talk," [What's Our Story? at Art and Place Conference], includes correspondence, September 2008
36 "Responding to Art," draft of talk, undated
37 Sixty Million Buffalo, draft, 4 p., undated
38 "Talk - 14 pp.," undated
39 "Talk: What's Our Story," September 30, 2008
box folder
6 1 What's Going On in the West, draft, October 17, 2010
2 What's Our Story?, Art and Place Conference, talk, September 30, 2008
3 "Where Should We Be?," draft, undated
4 Wilderness talk, Boulder, CO., September 2014
5 "Misc. pieces," includes correspondence, 2008-2010
6 Miscellaneous drafts and notes, 2007-2011 and undated
7 Miscellaneous drafts, undated



Events and Conferences

box folder
6 8 5th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Creative Imagination, 2009
9 Association of Writers & Writing Programs, 2009-2010
10 The Bitterroot Project, 2008 and undated
11 Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 2006
12 Center of the American West Events, 2008-2009
13 "Clippings," 1989-2009
14 Elk River Writer's Workshop, 2015
15 Geography of Hope, 2008
16 Graduate Fiction Workshop, includes correspondence, undated
17 Hard Wired and Fancy Free, MCT Center for Performing Arts, includes correspondence, 2009 and undated
18 Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, 2010
19 The Nature of Words, 2011 and undated
20 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2011, 2004-2010 and undated
21 Philanthropy Northwest, 2011
22 Rediscovering A.B. Guthrie, Missoula Public Library, 2010
23 Reflections West Radio Show, 2011
24 Rocky Mountain Land Series, 2007
25 Western Literature Association's 43rd Annual Conference, 2008
26 Western Literature Week, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, 2008
27 "White House - Mandela Invite, NEH/Arts Awards, Oct. 14 State Dinner," 1994
28 Wordstock 2008 (Portland, OR), includes correspondence, 2008
29 Miscellaneous invitations, agendas, schedules, includes correspondence, 2007-2012 and undated



Miscellaneous

box folder
6 30 Articles, 2012-2015
31 "Madeline DeFrees interview," 2009
32 "Notes - 2pp.," undated
33 "Notes & Crumley obit," 2008
34 Our Kind of Party, [?] Borneman, 2009
35 Wide World of Travel, receipt, May 2014



Computer Disk Printouts

box folder
6 36 Black PNY 16GB inventory, 2018
37 "42 BROOKSIDE," 2007
38 "Annick & A[lex] & A[ndrew Smith]," 2001-2008
39 "BILL'S SWING MOVIE," 2009
40 "COLLECTED ESSAYS [part 1]," 2001-2012
41 "COLLECTED ESSAYS [part 2]," 2001-2012
42 "COLLECTED ESSAYS [part 3]," 2001-2012
43 "COLLECTED ESSAYS [part 4]," 2001-2012
44 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 1]," 2001-2017
45 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 2]," 2001-2017
46 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 3]," 2001-2017
box folder
7 1 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 4]," 2001-2017
2 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 5]," 2001-2017
3 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 6]," 2001-2017
4 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 7]," 2001-2017
5 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 8]," 2001-2017
6 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 9]," 2001-2017
7 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 10]," 2001-2017
8 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 11]," 2001-2017
9 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 12]," 2001-2017
10 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 13]," 2001-2017
box folder
8 1 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 14]," 2001-2017
2 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 15]," 2001-2017
3 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 16]," 2001-2017
4 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 17],"2001-2017
5 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 18]," 2001-2017
6 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 19]," 2001-2017
7 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 20]," 2001-2017
8 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 21]," 2001-2017
box folder
9 1 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 22]," 2001-2017
2 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 23]," 2001-2017
3 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 24]," 2001-2017
4 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 25]," 2001-2017
5 "Converted WordStar Documents [part 26]," 2001-2017
6 "DENIO--STORY BOOK [part 1]," 2001-2017
7 "DENIO--STORY BOOK [part 2]," 2001-2017
8 "ESSAYS - GRAYWOLF [part 1]," 2005-2016
9 "ESSAYS - GRAYWOLF [part 2]," 2005-2016
10 "EVERYTHING [part 1]," 2007-2017
11 "EVERYTHING [part 2]," 2007-2017
12 "FAMILY [part 1]," 2006-2017
13 "FAMILY [part 2]," 2006-2017
box folder
10 1 "FAMILY [part 3]," 2006-2017
2 "FAMILY [part 4]," 2006-2017
3 "FAMILY [part 5]," 2006-2017
4 "FAMILY [part 6]," 2006-2017
5 "FAMILY [part 7]," 2006-2017
6 "FAMILY [part 8]," 2006-2017
7 "FAMILY [part 9]," 2006-2017
8 "GOLF [part 1]," 2001-2013
9 "GOLF [part 2]," 2001-2013
10 "IN PROGRESS [part 1]," 2005-2012
11 "IN PROGRESS [part 2]," 2005-2012
12 "LETTERS," 2001-2011
13 "Mandeville [part 1]," 2004-2005
14 "Mandeville [part 2]," 2004-2005
box folder
11 1 "MIDSUMMER NIGHTS," 2006-2017
2 "My Pictures," 2006-2008
3 "NEW STORY BOOK [part 1]," 2001-2017
4 "NEW STORY BOOK [part 2]," 2001-2017
5 "NEW STORY BOOK [part 3]," 2001-2017
6 "Notes on Writing," 2001-2017
7 "PATHE," 2009-2014
8 "PHOTOS," 2007-2011
9 "Pictures," 2012
10 "Pictures 4," 2014
11 "PUBLISHED STORIES," 2001-2015
12 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 1]," 2001-2015
13 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 2]," 2001-2015
14 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 3]," 2001-2015
15 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 4]," 2001-2015
16 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 5]," 2001-2015
box folder
12 1 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 6]," 2001-2015
2 "Reviews, Intros, Blurbs [part 7]," 2001-2015
3 "Southwestern Homelands," 2001-2013
4 "Wilderness in the Jazz Age -- Old," 2017
5 "WILLOW FIELD [part 1]," 2006-2017
6 "WILLOW FIELD [part 2]," 2006-2017
7 Another Summer to Run [part 1], 2013-2017
8 Another Summer to Run [part 2], 2013-2017
box folder
13 1 Another Summer to Run [part 3], 2013-2017
2 Another Summer to Run [part 4], 2013-2017
3 Another Summer to Run [part 5], 2013-2017
4 Another Summer to Run [part 6], 2013-2017
5 Another Summer to Run [part 7], 2013-2017
6 Another Summer to Run [part 8], 2013-2017
7 Another Summer to Run [part 9], 2013-2017
8 Another Summer to Run [part 10], 2013-2017
9 Another Summer to Run [part 11], 2013-2017
box folder
14 1 Another Summer to Run [part 12], 2013-2017
2 Another Summer to Run [part 13], 2013-2017
3 Another Summer to Run [part 14], 2013-2017
4 Another Summer to Run [part 15], 2013-2017
5 Another Summer to Run [part 16], 2013-2017
6 Everything We Wanted [part 1], 2011-2017
7 Everything We Wanted [part 2], 2011-2017
8 Everything We Wanted [part 3], 2011-2017
9 Hearth, 2015-2015
10 Interviews, 2013-2014
11 Listening to Angels [part 1], 2012-2017
12 Listening to Angels [part 2], 2012-2017
13 The Next Rodeo, 2010
14 Sixty Millions Buffalo, 2008-2015
15 Literary Production [part 1], 2010-2017
box folder
15 1 Literary Production [part 2], 2010-2017
2 Literary Production [part 3], 2010-2017
3 Literary Production [part 4], 2010-2017
4 Literary Production [part 5], 2010-2017
5 Talks/Speeches, 2011-2017
6 Photographs, 2012
7 Literary Production, Other Writers, 2015
8 Miscellaneous, 2009-2017



Photographs

box folder
15 9 "The Blackfoot [River]," 2008
10 Kittredge, William, [2009?]
11 Oregon State University, Diamond Pioneer Luncheon, October 2007
12 Zarosinksi, Nora, 2011



Media

box item
15 1 Black PNY 16GB, in white envelope labeled "Bill Kittredge Documents, Flash Drive,"2017
2 "Kittredge," CD-R, contains headshots of Kittredge, 2009
3 Rich Hall's How the West Was Lost, DVD, [2008?]



Oversize OS 27.5.5

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1 5th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Creative Imagination, brochure, 2009
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2 2010 Teachers' Guide, The Nature of Words Literary Festival, newspaper, 2010
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3 Another Summer to Run, outline (2 pages), undated
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4 [Another Summer to Run?], timeline (3 pages), undated
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5 Ashland, OH, map, [2008?]
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6 The Best of Boulder, Colorado, map, 2008-2009
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7 Breadloaf Writers' Conference, brochure, 2006
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8 Center of the American West, events brochure (2 copies), 2008-2009
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9 Everything We Wanted, outline, November 28, 2010