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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Oversize OS27.2.4

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

David James Duncan:

An Inventory of Oversize Items, 1959-2002 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Duncan, David James
Title: David James Duncan Oversize Items,
Dates: 1959-2002 and undated
Abstract: Oversize items from the Papers of author David James Duncan from 1959-2002 and undated.
Collection #: R15.1
Quantity: 1 folder (10 items)
Language: English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

David James Duncan, born in Portland, Oregon in 1952, is a writer whose works include My Story as Told by Water, The Brothers K, The River Why, and River Teeth. His work deals with environmental issues, spiritual problems and fly-fishing. My Story as Told by Water, which was nominated for a National Book Award, expresses his concern about the possible extinction of the Pacific Northwest’s wild salmon. The River Why and The Brothers K received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers award. The Brothers K was also named a New York Times Notable Book in 1992 and won a Best Books Award from the American Library Association. Duncan currently lives in Montana.

A list of his publications includes:

  • Duncan, David James and Rick Bass. Heart of the Monster. Missoula: All Against the Hau, 2010.
  • Duncan, David James. Strategic Withdrawal: Meditation. Salt Lake City: Green Cat Press, 2007.
  • Duncan, David James. God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right. Great Barrington: Triad Books, 2006.
  • Duncan, David James. The River Why. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books; [Berkeley]: Distributed by University of California Press, 2002.
  • Duncan, David James. My Story as Told by Water. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2001.
  • Duncan, David James. River Teeth: Stories and Writings. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
  • Duncan, David James. The Brothers K. New York: Bantam, 1993.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes oversize items from the David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated: broadsides, posters, and illustrations.

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 items were removed from the David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated for flat storage.

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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)
Duncan, David James
Duncan, David James--Archives.
Duncan, David James--Correspondence.
Duncan, David James--Manuscripts.
Duncan, David James--My Story as Told By Water.
Duncan, David James--Brothers K.
Duncan, David James--River Why.
Duncan, David James--River Teeth.
Subjects
Natural history--Northwest, Pacific.
Fly fishing.
Novelists, American
Salmon--Effects of dams on.

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Related Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David James Duncan Oversize Items, 1959-2002 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2003-0009-X

Purchase, 2002

Processing Information

Processed by: Dr. Diane Warner, 2008.

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Collection Inventory

Oversize OS27.2.4

Folder Item
1 1 The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for Literary Excellence, 1983
2 Laser-copy photograph of man holding fish, accompanies the broadside, “Dedicated to David Duncan,” [2001]
3 Broadside, “A wild Chinook salmon, seven hundred miles” signed by Duncan, printed by Sandy Tilcock, Knight Library Press, Univ. of Oregon, top left edge slightly crinkled, Summer 2001
4 Poster, English Department Writers Series, Montana State University, 2002
5 Poster, Thirteenth Annual Wallace Stegner Lecture “Fighting Words,” 1994
6 Poster, Duke University Divinity School and Gothic Bookshop, [2002?]
7 Galley page, Patagonia, Fly Fishing, 2000
8 Poster, Please join: Phillip Aaberg & David James Duncan, First Methodist Church, Missoula, Montana, 2001
9 Color illustration, [4 panels with woman in garden representing 4 seasons], undated
10 Poster, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Colby College Museum of Art, (from Correspondence, Personal and Reader, 1984), April 8-30, 1984

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