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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Artifacts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

David James Duncan

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Duncan, David James
Title: David James Duncan Artifact Collection,
Dates: 1959-2002 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains artifacts that accompanied the David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated.
Collection #: R15.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
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 contains artifacts that accompanied the David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated.

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 material type.

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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.
Subjects
Natural history--Northwest, Pacific.

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Related Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David James Duncan Artifact Collection, 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: Abel Ramirez, 2003.

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Collection Inventory

Artifacts

Box Item
1 1 River teeth, or inner knots of tree branches, 5 items, undated
2 River stones, collected from a river, 11 items, undated
3 Old Pagan, empty Bourbon whiskey bottle with picture of Duncan, undated

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