Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Annick Smith:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1970-2018 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Smith, Annick
Title: Annick Smith Papers,
Dates: 1970-2018 and undated
Abstract: The Papers contain correspondence, literary manuscripts, and emphemera from conferences, festivals, workshops, and readings.
Collection # R9.3
Quantity: 9 boxes (9 linear feet) and 1 oversize folder
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Annick Smith, a filmmaker and writer, has lived in Montana most of her adult life. Smith was executive producer for the prize-winning independent film Heartland (1981) based on the frontier diaries of Wyoming pioneer Elinore Randall Stewart. She was co-producer, with William Kittredge, for Robert Redford’s film adaptation of Norman MacLean’s novel, A River Runs Through It (1982). Smith’s collection of essays, Homestead, was published by Milkweed Editions in 1995. Her book, Big Bluestem: Journey into the Tall Grass, which won the Oklahoma Book Award for nonfiction and the Denver Public Library's Bancroft prize for western history, was published by Council Oak Books (Tulsa) and The Nature Conservancy in 1996. Her recent memoir Crossing the Plains with Bruno (2015) examines her family, her career, and the process of aging as she travels from Montana to Chicago’s North Side.

Major publications include:

  • Smith, Annick. Crossing the Plains with Bruno. San Antonio: Trinity UP, 2015.
  • Smith, Annick, and O'Connor, Susan, eds. The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie. Lincoln, U of Nebraska P, 2008.
  • Smith, Annick. In This We Are Native: Memoirs and Journeys. Guilford: Lyons, 2001.
  • Smith, Annick, ed. Headwaters: Montana Writers on Water and Wilderness. Missoula: Hellgate Writers, 1996.
  • Smith, Annick. Big Bluestem: Journey into the Tall Grass. Tulsa: Council Oak Books, 1996.
  • Smith, Annick. Homestead. Minneapolis: Publishers Group West, 1995.
  • Smith, Annick, and William Kittredge, ed. The Last Best Place: Montana Anthology. Helena: Montana Historical Society, 1988.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, literary drafts and manuscripts, ephemera from conferences, festivals, workshops, and readings, photographs, and media.

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 by book title and by format and/or type of material. Within title series, manuscripts and drafts are organized in reverse chronological order. All other material is arranged alphabetically.
The order of the series “Computer Disk/Drive Printouts” corresponds to the order of the series “Media.” The order of individual prints follows the file and folder organization of the corresponding disk/drive. File inventories mapping the original file location to the physical location of the printed file are included either with the documents or in a separate folder preceding the documents. Documents not grouped by folder were assigned groups based on major projects and/or by type of material.
Outlook data files (i.e. email correspondence) were not printed. Some media and files were not accessible, including the CD “Backup? Nov. 1, 2010;” and the thumb drive “Backup, Bruno Redux II, Jan. 5, 2013.” The black PNY 16 GB thumb, “documents, outlook-selected files” has been restricted.

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)
Smith, Annick, 1936-
Smith, Annick, 1936--Archives.
Smith, Annick, 1936--Correspondence.
Smith, Annick, 1936--Interviews.
Smith, Annick, 1936--Manuscripts.
Smith, Annick, 1936--Big Bluestem.
Smith, Annick, 1936--Crossing the Plains with Bruno.
Smith, Annick, 1936--Hearth.
Smith, Annick, 1936--In This We Are Native.
Smith, Annick, 1936--The Wide Open.
Smith, Annick, 1936--The River Guide.
Deutch, Stephen.
Subjects (Places)
West (U.S.)--In literature.
Subjects
American authors--Correspondence.
Dogs in literature.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Annick Smith Papers, 1970-2018 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2018-0097-X

Purchase, 2017

Processing Information

Processed by: Dr. Diane Warner, Kristin Loyd, Taylor Packebush, 2018


Collection Inventory

Inventory

box folder
1 1 Annick Smith archive update, November 2017



Correspondence

box folder
1 2 "Business corresp. & contract," 2009-2010
3 Dillard, Annie, March 26, 2016
4 "Dillard, Bass, Ray, etc…," 1984-2010 and undated
5 "Fan letter from B. Meldrum re: Bruno," 2016
6 Hausman, Michael, 2012-[2013?]
7 Houghton Mifflin, 1991-1999
8 "Islands - 2005 and Maha'ulepu essay," includes research material, 2003-2005 and undated
9 McCall's, Jane Ciabattari, 1991
10 "Misc. StoryCorps, W. Mich., Utah," 2006 and undated
11 Personal, reader/fan correspondence, 1999-2007 and undated
12 Schweitzer, Brian, "JOBS," 2003
13 "[Sutter Union] High School project," 2006



Big Bluestem

box folder
1 14 Correspondence, and notes, 2014



Crossing the Plains with Bruno




box folder
1 15 Correspondence, TriQuarterly, 2009-2013



box folder
1 16 Proofs, with Barbara Ras edits, 2014



box folder
1 17 Copyedits, 2014



box folder
1 18 Drafts, includes Preface, Reunion (ending), Afterwords, 2014



box folder
1 19 Draft, 2012



box folder
1 20 Drafts, "2010 Edit - research notes," 2005-2010 and undated



box folder
1 21 Draft, 227 p., 2008



box folder
1 22 Drafts, includes All Dogs episode, Days 10, 11, 12, and Ashes with Kittredge's notes, [2007?]



box folder
1 23 Draft, 83 p., with Kittredge's notes, 2004



box folder
1 24 Drafts, includes correspondence and photographs, 2004 and undated



box folder
1 25 Draft, 87 p., includes correspondence, 2003-2004 and undated



box folder
1 26 Drafts, 2003



box folder
1 27 Draft, pp. 88-272, Kittredge edits, undated



box folder
1 28 "Bruno's Legacy, Reflections West-KUFM," 2011



box folder
1 29 "Bruno - Readings, Expense," 2015



box folder
1 30 "Bruno - Trinity Pub. Agreement - marketing BIO," 2014



box folder
1 31 Excerpt for TriQuarterly, includes correspondence, 2008



box folder
1 32 "Excerpts - Bruno book/Tri-Q, Little House on the Prairie, Divide, Verdi, Black Cherries," undated



box folder
1 33 Interviews with Douglas Mitchell (Montana Magazine) and Pauls Toutonghi, 2015-2016



box folder
1 34 A Mother's House, draft for TriQuarterly, 2008



box folder
1 35 A Mother's House, excerpt in TriQuarterly, no. 133, 2009



box folder
1 36 Notes/chapter outline, 2010



Hearth

box folder
2 1 "Correspondence, notes," August-December 2016
2 Draft, [2017?]
3 Draft manuscript, 2017
4 Draft manuscript, includes correspondence, 2015-2017
5 Author biographies and topics, 2016
6 Author's topics, biographies, contact information, 2016
7 "Authors/Topics," includes proposal, 2014-2016
8 Book proposal, "Annick's copy, " 2016
9 "Hearth project with Susan O'Connor," notes, notebooks, submissions, correspondence, 2013-2015 and undated
10 Notebook, 2014-2015
11 Proposals, letters to publishers, consultant critiques, 2017 and undated



In This We Are Native

box folder
2 12 Correspondence, 2003
13 Draft, 22 p., 1994
14 Draft, 22 p., undated
15 Book proposal, includes correspondence, 1989-1990



The Wide Open

box folder
2 16 Reviews, includes correspondence, 2009 and undated
17 "U. of Neb. Press/Wide Open," includes correspondence, 2007-2009



The River Guide

box folder
2 18 The River Guide, draft, 2002-2003



Literary Production

box folder
2 19 "Actual Edens essay," 2001
20 "Afterlife-1st version," 2013-2014 and undated
21 All the Gold in California, 1984
22 All the Gold in California, 1984 and undated
23 A Balance of Fishes, excerpt/draft, 1990-1994
24 "Big Rig Coalition," includes correspondence, letters to the editor, book proposal, and research material, 2010-2013 and undated
25 The Blackfoot Years, 1990
26 Book review, Wasting Libby by Andrea Peacock, for Orion, October 20, 2010
27 "A Child Went Forth" in Idaho, undated
28 "Dana Boussard, Montana Quarterly," 2008
29 Dovecote, draft, 23 p., [1980s?]
30 Dovecote, draft, 36 p., [1980s?]
31 Dovecote, draft, 37 p., [1980s?]
32 Dovecote, draft, 45 p., [1980s?]
33 "Dovecote, short story, drafts," [1980s?]
box folder
3 1 "Dunes essay, 1st draft, research," [1990?]
2 "Election, opinion piece - Tester/Bullock, Missoulian," 2012
3 Eugene Who Works with Clay, 1980
4 Hana: Beyond Tourism on Paradise Island, proposal, correspondence, and notes, 2003 and undated
5 The Importance of Dunes, in Outside, clipping, 1991
6 It's Come to This, [1991?]
7 "Koolau and Piilani Folding Cliffs - treatment," 2004
8 "Narcissa Whitman, draft MS," 1980s
9 "Narcissa Whitman Essay, American History magazine," 2010 and undated
10 New York Times South America travel essays, 1995-2000 and undated
11 Old Woman's Goat Song, poem, undated
12 Older Sister Lo, "poem by AS for Lois Welch's 80th b-day," undated
13 Once and Never, 2010-2011
14 Once and Never: The Plains of Imagination, 2009-2014 and undated
15 Pictures of My Father, clipping and reader correspondence, 1992-1993
16 Pictures of My Father, in Modern Maturity, 1992-1993
17 Seeding with Fire, in The Prairie Reader, 1997
18 Songs of Innocence and of Experience, undated
19 The Summer of Now, 2010-2011
20 Trickster is Us, 1990
21 "The Widow Woman," 2000
22 "Wilderness Women," includes correspondence, 1976-1978
23 Woman of the World, draft, undated



Events, Festivals, and Conferences

box folder
3 24 "AWP Proposal 2016," 2015 and undated
25 Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 2006
26 Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 2006-2007
27 Dinner Party Guest List, c. 1991
28 Fishtrap - Snake River Trip, includes correspondence and participant bios, 2010
29 Fishtrap - Wallowa Lake, OR, 2007
30 Fishtrap, workshop notes, July 8-14, 2013
31 Geography of Hope: Celebrating Wallace Stegner, 2007-2008
32 "Headwaters/MacLean," 2015-2017 and undated
33 "Heartland [Reunion Celebration]/Judith Gap Hausman," 2011 and undated
34 Helena Bookfest, 2010
35 Hob Nob Café, reading series ad., undated
36 In The Thoreau Tradition, programs, 1992-1995
37 Iowa State, 5th annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Creative Imagination, 2009
38 The Island Institute, Sitka, 1998-2000 and undated
39 "Kennedy Center note re: Rachel Carson panel w/AS, Wilson, Udall, [a-o?], undated
40 MacLean Festival, Headwaters panel, 2017
41 Milkweed, Reading/Event schedule, 1999
42 Montana Arts Council, 2010 and undated
43 Montana Festival of the Book, 2008
44 Mountain Writers Series, Columbia Gorge Writers Conference, 2009 and undated
45 "MT Festival of the Book-Sept. 2015," 2015 and undated
46 "Odyssey of the Stars-AS intro," 2009
47 Pacific Writers Connection, Hawaii, 2002
48 Programs, includes Montana Festival of the Book, AWP, 2010-2014 and undated
49 Tenth Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival, 2007
50 Trailing of the Sheep Festival, 2011
51 Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas talk, 2008
52 Vermont Studio Center, 2012-2013 and undated
53 Western Literature Association's 43rd Annual Conference, 2008
54 Wordstock, Portland, OR, 2008



Notebooks

box folder
3 55 1 notebook: "Dana Boussard notes, Wide Open notes, Crumley notes," undated



Miscellaneous

box folder
3 56 "Living Current," 2011
57 Organic Style, vol. 2, no. 5, September-October 2002
58 The Real People, review in Variety, 1975
59 Some Views from Indian Country, Special Issue of Montana Business Quarterly, A. Smith editor, Autumn 1970



Computer Disk/Drive Printouts

box folder
3 60 Smith, Annick, publicity photo, 2006
61 File inventory for CD: "Backup, 12/04/07," 2018
62 Drafts of The Importance of Dunes, Maha'ulepu, Finding Jessy, Crossing the Plains with Bruno, and correspondence, 2003-2005
box folder
4 1 File inventory for CD: "Backup-Complete, June 7, 2006," 2018
2 Smith, Annick, biographies, 2005-2006
3 Crossing the Plains with Bruno 2005-2006
4 Maha'ulepu - All Falling Together, 2004
5 Photographs, 2006
6 The Wide Open, 2005
7 Miscellaneous, 2005-2006
8 File inventory for CD: "Backup, My Documents 10-2-08," 2018
9 Smith, Annick, biographies, 2006-2007
10 Upper Blackfoot Reciprocal Access Agreement, 2003
11 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 1], 2003-2008
12 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 2], 2003-2008
13 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 3], 2003-2008
14 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 4], 2003-2008
15 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 5], 2003-2008
16 Correspondence, 1987-2003
17 Big Bluestem: Journey into the Tall Grass [part 1], 1987-2003
18 Big Bluestem: Journey into the Tall Grass [part 2], 1987-2003
19 Big Bluestem: Journey into the Tall Grass [part 3], 1987-2003
20 Crossing the Plains with Bruno, 1987-2003
21 Headwaters: Montana Writers on Water and Wilderness, 1987-2003
22 Homestead, 1987-2003
23 In This We Are Native [part 1], 1987-2003
box folder
5 1 In This We Are Native [part 2], 1987-2003
2 In This We Are Native [part 3], 1987-2003
3 The River Guide [part 1], 1987-2003
4 The River Guide [part 2], 1987-2003
5 Literary Production [part 1], 1987-2003
6 Literary Production [part 2], 1987-2003
7 Literary Production [part 3], 1987-2003
8 Kittredge, William, 1987-2003
9 Miscellaneous, 1987-2003
10 Finding Jessy/Grandmother Land, 2005
11 Maha'ulepu - All Falling Together, 2004-2005
12 Color photograph of unidentified baby, 2006
13 Photographs, includes Annick Smith, William Kittredge, Bear Creek House, 2006-2007
14 The Wide Open, 2003-2008
15 Miscellaneous, 2006
16 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 1], 2004-2008
17 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 2], 2004-2008
18 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 3], 2004-2008
box folder
6 1 Heartland, 2006
2 The Wide Open, 2005-2007
3 Literary Production, 2003-2008
4 Photographs, 2005-2008
5 Miscellaneous [part 1], 2004-2008
6 Miscellaneous [part 2], 2004-2008
7 Drafts for Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Wilderness and the Good Life, Smith's biography, prairie anthology proposal, and James Welch talk, 2003-2004
8 Smith, Annick, photographs for New Nowhere, 2013
9 File inventory for CD: "Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Jan. 3, 2007," 2018
10 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 1], 2009
11 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 2], 2009
12 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 3], 2009
13 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 4], 2009
14 Images for [Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky?], 2008-2009
15 Maha'ulepu - All Falling Together, article proposal, 2004
16 File inventory for Thumb: Dell 1100 Backup…, 2018
17 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 1], 2006-2010
18 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 2], 2006-2010
19 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 3], 2006-2010
box folder
7 1 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 4], 2006-2010
2 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 5], 2006-2010
3 Literary Production, 2009-2010
4 Smith, Annick, biographies, 2010
5 Photographs [part 1], 2003-2010
6 Photographs [part 2], 2003-2010
7 Miscellaneous 2009-2010
8 File inventory for black PNY 16 GB thumb drive, "documents, outlook-selected files," 2018
9 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 1], 2012-2017
10 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 2], 2012-2017
11 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 3], 2012-2017
12 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 4], 2012-2017
13 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 5], 2012-2017
14 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 6], 2012-2017
15 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 7], 2012-2017
16 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 8], 2012-2017
box folder
8 1 The Deutsch Brothers Come to Chicago [part 1], 2012-2017
2 The Deutsch Brothers Come to Chicago [part 2], 2012-2017
3 Heart [part 1], 2012-2017
4 Heart [part 2], 2012-2017
5 Heart [part 3], 2012-2017
6 Heart [part 4], 2012-2017
7 Heart [part 5], 2012-2017
8 Heart [part 6], 2012-2017
9 Miscellaneous [part 1], 2012-2017
10 Miscellaneous [part 2], 2012-2017
11 Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Revised, 2012
12 File inventory for "No Name Thumb Dr.," 2018
13 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 1], 2002-2013
box folder
9 1 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 2], 2002-2013
2 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 3], 2002-2013
3 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 4], 2002-2013
4 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 5], 2002-2013
5 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 6], 2002-2013
6 Crossing the Plains with Bruno [part 7], 2002-2013
7 The Wide Open, 2002-2013
8 Miscellaneous, 2002-2013



Photographs

box folder
9 9 Hausman, Mike, undated
10 Heartland Reunion Celebration, includes Annick Smith, William Kittredge, 2011
11 "Photos & negs. Bruno book," 2003
12 Photographs for Crossing the Plains with Bruno, 2014
13 Sitka, Alaska, 1999
14 Smith, Annick, and [?] D'Ambrosio in P-burg; Gennie Nord and family, 2005-2006



Media

box item
9 1 CD: "Annick © Raymond [Medes?], 2006
2 CD: "Backup," December 4, 2007
3 CD: "Backup?", November 1, 2010
4 CD: "Backup 12/19," (no case), 2003-2005
5 CD: "Backup-Complete," June 7, 2006
6 CD: "Backup, My Documents," October 2, 2008
7 CD: "Backup, Outlook Express," October 5, 2008
8 CD: "Bruno, breakers, yes, yes revised, bio, hawaii movie, Welch, Book Proposal 2", 2003-2004
9 CD: "Cluny-photos, Annick-b/w, shot for New Nowhere," 2013
10 CD: "Crossing the Plains with Bruno Jan. 3, 2007, Bruno folder - 9/19/09," 2009
11 CD: Llano Publication-photo selections April 2009
12 CD: "Mahaulepu, Bruno - (copy (1)) 7/25/05, Grandmother Land, full disc/complete," June 11, 2005
13 Thumb: "Backup, Bruno Redux II," January 5, 2013
14 Thumb: "Dell 1100 Backup, Desktop, Favorites, My Documents, Outlook Exp., David Eggebraaten," November 18, 2010
15 Thumb: black PNY 16 GB, "documents, outlook-selected files" (Restricted), 2015-2017
16 Thumb: "Kingston, Bruno 2012 Revision," September 28, 2012
17 Thumb: "No Name Thumb Dr., Bruno Redux II, Third Draft Chicagoan, Mis. Doc. Files," September 18, 2013



Oversize OS 27.4.5

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1 5th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness, & the Creative Imagination, brochure, February 2009
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2 Fifthteenth Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, newspaper, October 2011
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3 Livingston Current, vol. 7, no. 13, September 8, 2011
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4 Summer Fishtrap 2007, Wallowa Lake Oregon, newspaper, 2007
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5 Tenth Annual Utah Humanities Festival of the Book, newspaper, October 2007
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6 The Threepenny Review, no. 102, 2005