Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Barry Lopez:

An Inventory of His Books, Chapbooks, Broadsides, and Journals Collection, 1963-2013, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Lopez, Barry, 1945-
Title: Barry Lopez Books, Chapbooks, Broadsides, and Journals Collection,
Dates: 1963-2013
Abstract: Collection of books, chapbooks, broadsides, journals and one DVD. Many of the items were given to Lopez and are inscribed.
Collection # R14.2
Quantity: 2 boxes and one oversize folder (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.

A list of his publications includes:

  • Lopez, Barry, ed.Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape.. San Antonio: Trinity UP, 2010.
  • 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.Apologia. 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.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains primarily books, chapbooks, and literary journals, many of which were presented to Lopez by friends and acquaintances and inscribed to him. It includes the recordings and transcript of an interview conducted by Kerry Fine, TTU graduate student in English, in April 2013.

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



The collection is organized by format: books and chapbooks, journals, broadsides, and one DVD.


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. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use.

Copy requests in excess of 5 pages must be approved by the donor or his representative.

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-
Poetry—20th century—Periodicals
Fiction—20th century—Periodicals
American literature—Indian authors

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Rick Bass Papers, 1959-2002 and undated
  • Max Crawford Papers, 1960-2000 and undated
  • David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated
  • David James Duncan Artifact Collection
  • David James Duncan Oversized Items
  • Gretel Ehrlich Papers, 1923-2005 and undated
  • Edward Hoagland Papers, 1953-2007 and undated
  • William Kittredge Papers, 1954-2000 and undated
  • William Kittredge Papers, 1919-2007 and undated
  • John Lane Papers, 1917-2013 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Audio Visual Collection, 1964-2007 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia
  • Barry Lopez: The Working Life of a Writer, Traveling Exhibit Collection
  • Bill McKibben Papers, 1971-2001 and undate
  • Gary Paul Nabhan Papers, 1866-2010 and undated
  • Howard Norman Papers, 1975-1979 and undated
  • Orion Society Audio-Visual Collection, 1994-2004
  • Doug Peacock Papers, 1950-2000 and undated
  • David Quammen Papers, 1956-1999 and undated
  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1960-1999 and undated
  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1977-2000
  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1965-2010
  • Annick Smith Papers, 1940-2000 and undated
  • Sandra Scofield Papers, 1958-2005 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barry Lopez Books, Chapbooks, Broadsides, and Journals Collection, 1963-2013, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2013

Processed by

Dr. Diane Warner

Additional Sources

None for the record.

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Transcript and 2 DVDs, April 16, 2013


Books and Chapbooks

box folder
1 2 Antelope are Running, and, Apple Tree Poems, by Judith Anne Azrael, 1978-1983
3 The Arable Mind, by Martin Grossman, 1977
4 The Argument of Innocence, by Kenneth Patchen, includes postcard, 1976
5 Ascending Red Cedar Moon, by Duane Niatum, [1974]
6 Asleep in Another Country, by Melinda Mueller, 1979
7 Back Then Tomorrow, by Peter Blue Cloud, includes holographic coyote story, 1978-1979
8 Changing the River, poems, by Alex Kuo, 1986
9 A Cloth of Life: Five Poems, by Don Stap, 1977
10 The Cranes: A Book of Hours, by Don Welch, Gene Fendt, 1996
11 Crescent to Gibbous, by Ann DiSalvo, 1980
12 Dear Winter: Poems for the Solstice, edited by Marie Harris, 1984
13 Dry Season, by Michael L. Johnson, 1977
14 Every Poem Had a Unicorn ; On the Edge; and; Stickers, Bugs, Jagged Rocks, by Clarence Wolfshohl, 1975-1977
15 Field of Stones: A Family Passage, by Lee Swenson, 1993
16 Finding the Sky, and, Sandstone, poems, by José, 1979-1980
17 Five Poems About America, by Barbara Goldowsky, 1986
18 Going to the Water: Poems of a Cherokee Heritage, by Ralph Salisbury, 1983
19 A Guide to Dungeness Spit, and, Travelling Light, by David Wagoner, 1963-1976
20 Here Among the Sacrificed, by Finn Wilcox, 1984
21 Homestead, by Keith Wilson, 1969
22 The Hunt by Night, by Derek Mahon, 1983
23 In These Mountains, poems, by Peter Sacks, includes correspondence, 1986-1987
24 The Language of Light Ambits, and, Song Made Out of a Pale Smoke, by Bruce Renner, includes correspondence, 1982-1988
25 Learn to Love the Haze, by Robert Roripaugh, 1976
26 Light from Dead Stars, poems, by Pam Uschuk, includes correspondence, 1981
27 Neither of Us Can Break the Others Hold: Poems for My Father, by John Oliver Simon, 1981
28 Night Herding Song, by Gerald Hausman, 1979
29 Old Movie House, poems, by Duane Ackerson, 1972
30 Out of the Ruins, poems, by William Johnson, includes 3 p. of poems, 2000
31 A Planting of Chives, poems, by Gena Ford, 1964
32 Precario/Precarious, and, Unravelling Words & the Weaving of Water, by Cecilia Vicuña, includes correspondence, 1983-1992
33 Recollections of Gran Apachería, by Ed Dorn, 1974
34 Reeds, by Gibbons Ruark, 1978
35 Rushmore Inhabitations: An Exploration of Borders, by Colin Simms, 1976
36 Selected Poems, by A.J. Hovde, 1981
37 Selections from Mind in the Waters, edited by Joan McIntyre, [1975]
38 Sketches, drawings by Charles Hobson, 2002
39 Small Change, by Vassar Miler, 1976-1977
40 Song in Brown Bear Country, by Christian Knoeller, 1987
41 Songs from a Spanish Sierra, poems by Marky Daniel, 1984
42 The Spider Anthology, edited by David Cornell, 1983
43 The Straits, by Michael Daley, 1983
44 String, poems, by Dennis Schmitz, 1980
45 Through White Villages, Of Shade and Shadow, In Praise of Walking, and, From Sea to Sea, by Thomas A. Clark, 1988-1992
46 Toluca Street, by Maxine Scates, 1989
47 Tundra Songs, and, Last Year’s Poverty, by Tim McNulty, 1982-1987
48 A World Rich in Anniversaries, by Jean Follain, 1981



box folder
2 1 Blue Cloud Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 2-5, vol. 31, no. 1, 1984-1985
2 Chouteau Review, Winter 1978 and Winter 1980-81
3 The Dalmo’ma Anthology, includes correspondence, 1983
4 Field, Spring 1972 and Fall 1972
5 Granta, 90: Country Life, Summer 2005
6 The Great Circumpolar Bear Cult, no. 2, Spring 1977
7 Firecrackers,no. 1, 1978
8 The Little Square Review, Spring-Summer 1968
9 The Nebraska Review, Spring 1986
10 Poetry, Jan. 1988
11 Poetry Northwest, vol. 18, no. 2, Summer 1977
12 Puerto del Sol, vol. 20, no. 2, Fall 1984
13 Quarterly West, no. 9, Spring/Summer 1979
14 Skywriting, no2. 9-11, 1979-1982
15 Swallow’s Tale Magazine, no. 1, Spring 1983
16 Western Review of Poetry, issue 12, vol. 3, no. 4, 1978
17 Writers Forum, vol. 10, 1984



box folder
2 18 Coire Fhionn Lochan, by Thomas A. Clark, 1990
19 Three broadsides: Hard Country, Sharon Doubiago, 1981; Fivefolde fanfare for Coyote, by Dell Hymes, 1978; and River, by Michael Delp, 1979; (photocopies, originals moved to Oversize O.27.3.2), 1978-1981



box folder
2 20 Stories of the Yuba, color, 75 min., includes promotional material and typed note from Lopez, unsigned, [2010-2013?]



1 Three broadsides: Hard Country, Sharon Doubiago, 1981; Fivefolde fanfare for Coyote, by Dell Hymes, 1978; and River, by Michael Delp, 1979, 1978-1981