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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Galley/reading copies, manuscripts,

CD

Uncorrected Proofs and Books

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Barry Lopez:

An Inventory of the Barry Lopez Papers: Requests for Book Jacket Blurbs, 2003-2004 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-2020
Title: Barry Lopez Papers: Requests for Book Jacket Blurbs,
Dates: 2003-2004 and undated
Abstract: Galley and reading copies, manuscripts, and correspondence pertaining to requests for Barry Lopez to write book jacket blurbs endorsing and supporting new publications, as well as correspondence and mansucript when he served, at the request of Barbara Kingsolver, as a judge for the Bellwether Prize.
Collection #: R23.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2 linear feet)
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.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes books, galley proofs, manuscripts, correspondence and other items sent to Barry Lopez for dust-jacket comments and endorsements. He was also asked to serve as a judge for the Bellwether Prize, an award for a work of fiction that incorporates ideas of social justice.

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:

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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--Correspondence.
Subjects
Bellwether Prize
Literature--Competitions.
Authors, American--20th century.
American literature--21st century.
Social justice.
Natural history
Natural history in literature.

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Related Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barry Lopez Papers: Requests for Book Jacket Blurbs, 2003-2004 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2008-0106-X

Purchase, 2004

Processing Information

Processed by: Dr. Diane Warner, 2008.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Barry Lopez, letter explaining the collection, November 30, 2004
2 Requests for endorsements, received with galley/reading copy, manuscripts, uncorrected proofs; Lopez’s replies included, August 2003-November 2004
3 Requests for endorsements, received without copy; Lopez’s replies included, October 2003-November 2004 and undated
4 Request to be literary judge, The Bellwether Prize, 2003-2004 and undated

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Galley/reading copies, manuscripts,

Box Folder
1 5 Cloud Seeding, by Stacy Gillett Coyle, October 17, 2003
6 Breathing Underwater: Lessons of the Deep, by Corey Fischer, July 15, 2003
7 A Sudden Country: a Novel, by Karen Fisher, [2004]
8 Icons of Loss and Grace: Moments from the Natural World, by Susan Hanson, July 17, 2003
9 Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder, and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913, [by McKay Jenkins, 2004]
10 The Children’s Blizzard, by David Laskin, [2004]
11 The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World, by Robert McGhee, November 24, 2003
12 All My Relations: Living with Animals as Teachers and Healers, by Susan Chernak McElroy, June 24, 2004
13 A Chorus of Buffalo: A Personal Portrait of an American Icon, by Ruth Rudner, September 15, 2003
14 Rock Me on the Water: Down the River of Remembrance, written and illustrated by Renny Russell, 2004
15 The Greening: A Novel, by Michael Strelow, June 7, 2004
16 Correcting the Landscape, [by Marjorie Kowalski Cole], Bellwether Prize, [2004?] [2004?]

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CD

Box Item
2 1 The Last Places on Earth, by Meola, [2 PDF files of photographs], May 11, 2004

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Uncorrected Proofs and Books

Box Item
2 2 Stillness is the Opening: A Write Around Portland Anthology, 2003
3 The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change, by Charles Wohlforth, 2004
4 The Face of a Naked Lady: An Omaha Family Mystery, by Michael Rips, [2004?]
5 American Purgatorio, by John Haskell, [2004?]
6 The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World, by Paul Roberts, 2004
7 Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver, 2004
8 The Last Giant of Beringia: The Mystery of the Bering Land Bridge, by Dan O’Neill, 2004
9 Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America, by William Souder, 2004
10 On the Wild Edge: In Search of a Natural Life, by David Petersen, [2004?]
11 A Dog’s History of America: How Our Best Friend Explored, Conquered, and Settled a Continent, by Mark Derr, 2004
12 Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan, by Todd Tucker, 2004
13 Wild Animus, by Rich Shapero, 2004
14 Confluence: A River, the Environment, Politics, & the Fate of All Humanity, by Nathaniel Tripp, [2004?]
Box Item
3 1 About Grace: A Novel, by Anthony Doerr, [2004]
2 Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream, by Dennis Covington, [2003?]
3 Ishi’s Brain: In Search of America’s Last Wild Indian, by Orin Starn, 2003
4 The Blind Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers, by Eric Hansen, 2004
5 Nature Noir: A Park Ranger’s Patrol in the Sierra, by Jordan Fisher Smith, 2004
6 Elephas Maximus: A Portrait of the Indian Elephant, by Stephen Alter, 2004
7 The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind, by Gary Ferguson, 2004

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