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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photographs

Photographs

Slides

Negatives

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Barry Lopez:

An Inventory of the His Photograph Collection: Apológia, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-2020
Title: Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia,
Dates: 1997
Abstract: Photographs, slides and negatives of book-artist Sandy Tilcock's creation of the lone goose press edition of Barry Lopez's Apológia. These photographs show Lopez and Tilcock making the tire-tread prints segments of USGS topographic maps of Wyoming. The prints were made by inking-up the tires of Lopez’s Toyota 4-Runner.
Collection #: R21.1
Quantity: 4 boxes (1 linear foot)
Language: English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short story writer. His books include Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, as well as several collections of short stories and two collections of essays. He has received fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Society, the Orion Society, and other institutions. In his nonfiction, Mr. Lopez writes often about the relationship between physical landscape and human culture. In his fiction, he frequently addresses issues of intimacy, ethics, and identity. His work has been widely anthologized and translated into thirteen languages. He travels widely and has collaborated with a number of artists on a variety of projects in theater, music, and the fine arts. Since 2003 he has been Visiting University Scholar at Texas Tech University. He lives on the McKenzie River in rural western Oregon.

Major publications include:

  • Lopez, Barry. Horizon. New York: Knopf, 2019.
  • Lopez, Barry. Outside. San Antonio: Trinity UP, 2014.
  • Lopez, Barry and Debra Gwartney, ed. Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape. San Antonio: Trinity UP, 2010.
  • Lopez, Barry, ed. The Future of Nature: Writing on Human Ecology from Orion. Minneapolis: Milkweed, 2007.
  • Lopez, Barry. Resistance. New York: Knopf, 2004.
  • Lopez, Barry. Vintage Lopez. New York: Vintage, 2004.
  • Lopez, Barry. Light Action in the Caribbean. New York: Knopf, 2000.
  • Lopez, Barry. About This Life. New York: Knopf, 1998.
  • Lopez, Barry. Apológia. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1998.
  • Lopez, Barry. Lessons from the Wolverine. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1997.
  • Lopez, Barry. Field Notes. New York: Knopf, 1994.
  • Lopez, Barry. The Rediscovery of North America. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1990.
  • Lopez, Barry. Crow and Weasel. Berkeley: North Point, 1990.
  • Lopez, Barry. Crossing Open Ground. New York: Scribner, 1988.
  • Lopez, Barry. Arctic Dreams. New York: Scribner, 1986.
  • Lopez, Barry. Winter Count. New York: Scribner, 1981.
  • Lopez, Barry. River Notes. Kansas City, MO: Andrews & McNeel, 1979.
  • Lopez, Barry. Of Wolves and Men. New York: Scribner, 1978.
  • Lopez, Barry. Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping With his Daughter. Kansas City, MO: Andrews & McNeel, 1978.
  • Lopez, Barry. Desert Notes. Kansas City, MO: Andrews & McNeel, 1976.

Sandy Tilcock is a fine press book artist living in Eugene, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Alabama MFA Book Arts program. In 1989 she founded lone goose press in Eugene, Oregon, which she ran for many years in a studio at 2nd and Blair. She has also been the director of Knight Library Press at the University of Oregon. Her work includes fine press, limited edition books and broadsides for writers such as Barry Lopez, Pattiann Rogers, William Stafford, and W.S. Merwin.

Information from colophon: "Apologia has been made as a limited edition accordion book during the winter and spring of 1997. The text by Barry Lopez originally appeared in Witness magazine in 1989. The twenty-three woodblocks were carved on poplar by Robin Eschner, Forestville, California, over a period of six years. Charles Hobson, San Francisco, designed and organized the edition which has been printed letterpress on Stonehenge paper by Susan Acker at Feathered Serpent Press, Novato, California. The typefaces are Poppi-Laudatio Regular and Trajan. The woodblocks were editioned by Nora Pauwels at KALA Art Institute, Berkeley. John DeMerritt, Emeryville, California, hinged the text pages and bound the book in boards covered with Lami Li handmade paper and original USGS topographic maps of the State of Wyoming. Sandy Tilcock of lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon, made the boxes, and has published the book in an edition of fifty copies (numbered 1-50) with sixteen additional copies (lettered A-P) reserved for the participants. Enclosed in a folder on the back cover is a tire-tread print made on an original USGS topographic map of Wyoming by Barry Lopez with the assistance of Sandy Tilcock, using the inked tire of Barry's Toyota 4-Runner, the vehicle driven on the journey from Oregon to Indiana chronicled here.”

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Scope and Contents

These photographs show Lopez and Tilcock making the tire-tread prints segments of USGS topographic maps of Wyoming. Includes photographs of the studio interior, visitors, dogs, and tee shirts also printed with the tire-tread.

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

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Organization

The collection is organized by type of material: photographs, slides, negatives. Two folders labeled “Apologia, Manuscripts Box 8” may have originally been part of the Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

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. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

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.

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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)
Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-2020
Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-2020--Apológia.
Tilcock, Sandy
Subjects
Artists' books.

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Related Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia, 1997, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2006-0257-A

Purchase, 2006

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie Hanson, 2008

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Collection Inventory

Photographs

Box Folder
1 1 [Sandy Tilcock, 1], 29 color photos, January 22, 1997
2 [Sandy Tilcock, 2], 32 color photos, January 22, 1997
3 [Sandy Tilcock, 3], 34 color photos, January 22,1997
4 [Sandy Tilcock, 4], 31 color photos, January 22, 1997
5 [Sandy Tilcock, 5], 31 color photos, January 22, 1997

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Photographs

Box Item
2 1 [Sandy Tilcock, 6], 33 color photos, January 22, 1997
2 [Sandy Tilcock, 7], 19 color photos, January 22, 1997
3 [Sandy Tilcock, 8], 17 color photos, January 22, 1997
4 [Sandy Tilcock, unnumbered], 21 black and white photos, 1997
5 [“Apológia” Manuscripts Box 8], 25 color photos, 7 black and white photos, 1997
6 [“Apológia” Manuscripts Box 8], correspondence, 2 envelopes [from Charles Hobson?; Sandy Tilcock?; typed letter from Lopez to Hobson about photographs of printing on maps and tee-shirts; handwritten note from Hobson to Lopez, 1997

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Slides

Box Item
3 1 [[Sandy Tilcock, 1], 40 slides, January 22, 1997
2 [Sandy Tilcock, 2], 29 slides, January 22, 1997
3 [Sandy Tilcock, 3], 35 slides, January 22, 1997
4 [Sandy Tilcock, 4], 38 slides, January 22, 1997
5 [Sandy Tilcock, 5], 33 slides, January 22, 1997
6 [Sandy Tilcock, 6], 38 slides, January 22, 1997
7 [Sandy Tilcock, 7], 18 slides, January 22, 1997
8 [Sandy Tilcock, 8], 24 slides, January 22, 1997

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Negatives

Box Item
4 1 [Sandy Tilcock, 1], 10 strips, January 22, 1997
2 [Sandy Tilcock, 2], 11 strips, January 22, 1997
3 [Sandy Tilcock, 3], 11 strips, January 22, 1997
4 [Sandy Tilcock, 4], 12 strips, January 22, 1997
5 [Sandy Tilcock, 5], 11 strips, January 22, 1997
6 [Sandy Tilcock, 6], 11 strips, January 22, 1997
7 [Sandy Tilcock, 7], 7 strips, January 22, 1997
8 [Sandy Tilcock, 8], 6 strips, January 22, 1997
9 [Sandy Tilcock, unnumbered], 11 strips, 1997

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