Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Barry Lopez:

An Inventory of His Audio-Visual Material, 1964-2007 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Lopez, Barry, 1945-
Title: Barry Lopez Audio-Visual Collection,
Dates: 1964-2001 and undated
Abstract: Audio-visual material from the papers of Barry Lopez.
Collection # R14.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.8 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.

Book publications include:

  • 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 & McMeel, 1979.
  • Lopez, Barry. Of Wolves and Men. New York: Scribner, 1978.
  • Lopez, Barry. Giving Birth to Thunder. Kansas City, MO: Andrews & McMeel, 1978.
  • Lopez, Barry. Desert Notes. Kansas City, MO: Andrews & McMeel, 1976.

Scope and Contents

The audio visual collection contains audio and video cassettes, reel-to-reel audio tapes, computer disks, and CDs. Many items were removed from the Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2000 and undated, during processing. Also includes items sent to the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library by Barry Lopez from 2000-2007. Some of the items are commercially produced, but the bulk consists of unique copies of recordings of interviews and readings by Barry Lopez.

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 material type. Audio cassettes and small reel-to-reel tapes have been placed in labeled file boxes which are then stored in the manuscript boxes. Each manuscript box contains a list of all items in the box.


Access Restrictions

The audio-visual collection is open for research. However, all non-commercial items must be reformatted to preservation copies prior to use. Therefore, researchers should allow at least 2-5 working days for this processing. Box 3, which contains reel-to-reel tapes, has a temporary location of AV Dept. shelf J, for preservation reformatting. Please contact Dr. Diane Warner or the Reference Archivist for assistance.

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-
Darling, David, 1941-
Hampl, Patricia, 1946-
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Terkel, Studs, 1912-
White Bear Woman
Cavett, Dick
Wilson, Edward O.
Lueders, Edward G., 1923-
Darling, David, 1941-
Adams, Robert, 1937-
Chief Dan George, 1899-1981


Arctic regions


Environmental ethics
Natural history
Natural history in literature
Indians of North American -- Folklore
Coyote (Legendary character)
Radio programs
Children's theater
Music--United States--20th Century

Related Material

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

  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barry Lopez Audio-Visual Collection, 1964-2007 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2000-0297-X, 2002-0052-B

Purchase, 2000-2007

Processed by

Diane Warner, 2007

Collection Inventory


Video Cassettes

1 Learning to See: An Arctic Primer, Southwestern Univ. Brown Symposium #26 (VHS), undated
Seal/Taylor Valley, Diane McKnight Group (VHS), undated
NTC Artic [sic] Dreams, 55 minutes. Denver Center Media (VHS), April 11, 1990
Concluding remarks and reading / Barry Lopez. Southwestern University's Brown Symposium XXVI, Arctic Journey (VHS), undated
Barry Lopez, CBC-TV Vancouver (VHS), June 29, 1998
Barry Lopez. 60 minutes. Lannan Videos #30 (VHS), 1992
Prescott College Environmental Award. 75 minutes. Video Lab Specialities (VHS), Dec. 19, 1992
Cavett/Barry Lopez Of Wolves and Men Dick Cavett, Thirteen WNET (U-matic), Jan. 24, 1979
2 cassettes: 1. R.V.I.B. Nathaniel B. Palmer 1st cruise April-May 1992; 2. Seapower Antarctica, some scenes (VHS), 1992
Barry Lopez “Take Five” CBC Radio, TV Ontario (VHS), undated
Unlabeled, Kodak Highgrade video tape [Lopez speaks and introduces another writer, from Speaking and Lecturing, Ohio, May 6-10, 1997] (VHS), 1997
Vintage Books Innovation #711 Antartica (sic) Barry Lopex (sic) interview 27:30 minutes (VHS), undated
2 cassettes: 1. Barry Lopez reading Crow and Weasle [sic] at CTC 6-17-93; 2. Crow and Weasel 1/20/94; 2 :30 spots “All About Kids” interview with B. Lopez 2/16/94 Cable Ch. 6. The Children’s Theatre Company (VHS), 1993 and 1994
Promoting Environmental Messages Through the Arts. 57:35 minutes. Educational Communications, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. (VHS), 1990
Langridge Dance/Theater Artaud, 1994 “Landscape Memory" 4/16/94; “A Matter of Thirst” 4/15/94; “Road 27” 4/16/94; “Landscape Memory” 4/15/94 (VHS), 1994
UO Today, show #121, Barry Lopez, 30:00 minutes (Letters of Heaven). U of Oregon (VHS), 2000
No information – Sony: L-250 (Betamax), undated
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers: a Tribute to Wallace Stegner. Univ. of Portland, 1 hour, 45 minutes, featuring John Daniel, James R. Hepworth, William Kittredge, George Venn, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez (VHS), 1993
Oil on Ice, California Academy of Sciences, hand-written label (VHS), undated
Oil on Ice, California Academy of Sciences, exhibition video, with typed note (VHS), 2004
Lopez – Hampl, with typed note: "Audio and video of a lecture delivered at Bread Loaf Writers Conference August 2000 and a reading, separate but same venue." (VHS), 2000
Coyote Dreams (VHS), undated


Audio CDs

1 Readers and Writers on the Air, Airdate: April 5, 2001, Guest: Barry Lopez, North Country Public Radio, 2001
Pulse of the Planet CD#1; Seg. 1: 42.02 minutes; Seg. 2: 10.16 minutes, 1998
Pulse of the Planet CD#2; Seg. 3: 24.39 minutes; Seg. 4: 34.02 minutes, 1998
World Environment Day “Pulse of the Planet,” compiled and written by David White, undated
Dark Wood, David Darling, cello; includes Disturbing the Night, a story by Barry Lopez, 1995
A Childhood Remembered, a musical tribute to the wonder of childhood, (includes: Crow and Weasel, music by Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel) with booklet, 1991
Raven River by David Lynn Grimes, with booklet, note from Grimes to Lopez, and David Grimes Address, 1999
Coyote Dreams, music by Dana Brayton, undated


Computer Discs

1 Crow and Weasel, Olema Draft(and print of text from 3 ½” floppy), Aug. 1992
Barry Lopez Transcript (5 ¼” floppy), Oct. 1995


Audio Cassettes

1 BearWalker and Other Stories told by White Bear Woman and music by Ritambhara Tyson, 2 cassettes, NorthWord Press, Inc., 1994
Four Decades with Studs Terkel, a compilation of extraordinary interviews from 40 years of broadcasting, 4 cassettes, HighBridge Company, 1993
A Yale, undated
A “What is Revealed,” undated
A Sample of 5 Word on – The Environment segments, undated
A Interview – Barry Lopez KUNM –FM / Charlie Zelnquesky, undated
A Crow and WeaselInterview Vancouver, B.C. with Vicki Gabereun, CBC Radio, undated
A Barry Lopez speech + TABA ’86 by Andy Lyman, 1986
A Barry Lopez – UMKC 14 June ‘87, 1987
A Lyman and Story with Barry Lopez, undated
A Crossing Open Ground Rough Edit 6/17/94, side 1: Trying the Land; The Stone Horse. side 2: The Lives of Seals; Children in the Woods; Borders, 1994
A City Lights: Stegner Tribute / Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, undated
A Barry Lopez 4-12-90, 1990
A Artic [sic] Dreams, Denver, March 17, 1986
A Tom Meersman Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 22, 1990
A I. Raven/ River Notes II. Winter Count, undated
A Barry Lopez, April 11, 1990
A Barry Lopez The Dick Cavett Show, undated
A Barry Lopez, Tucson, AZ, AAUP Annual Meeting, June 16, 1987
A The Pulse of the Planet ’99 Segments 1-3, 1999
A Landscape and Imagination / Univ. of Iowa, Oct. 15, 1985
A Reflections in Montana “Wolves,” undated
A Don Gay – J. Robinson, undated
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2 B John Feutress interview, 5/17, undated
B The Children’s Theatre Co. Crow and Weasel undated
B Sour on the Bayou, in Inuktitut, ("raw and finished tape for CTC promotions" written on pink post-it note), undated
B Crow and Weasel music by John Luther Adams and musicians, recorded at the Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Jan 1-5., 1994
B Not Labeled, Chromium dioxide Memorex 90, undated
B Not Labeled, TDK SA 90, in SA-C90 TDK case, undated
B Barry Lopez Of Wolves and Men dub, 8 pm-9pm From Joan Buxton of Davis Neuman Show WXYZ Radio, 20777 W. Ten Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075, Oct. 18, 1979
B Barry Lopez and Paul Pintoricle, Portland, Ore., KBOO Radio, Jan. 23, 1986
B Not Labeled, AMPEX 350 recording cassette 60, in AMPEX 60 case, undated
B Bob Lanes, Bob Decker, Ray Decorby, undated
B BFBSUK, Dec. 5, 1986
Bob Decker/ Decorby, Anne Ourm, undated
B “In the Liquid State” and “Pastoral”; stories by NPR’s, The Sound of Writing no. 128, Final year of Airing, To:Barry Lopez. Thanks for all your encouragement. From: Mary Lockewood, Sept. 25, 1994
B Vision and Flamma Flamma, and a feather in case, undated
B Footprints From Her Snows: A Dancer’s Memoir of Dancing. Jan. 17, 1994 Patricia Bulitt; Song: collected in Hooper Bay, Alaska and recorded by Patricia Bulitt with Neva Rivers, Natalia Smith, Helen Smith, 1981, 1981 and 1994
B David Darling Solo, undated
B River Notes: the Dance of Herons, music by David Darling, 1982
B The EMC Masterpiece Series Literature and the Language Arts 5 – Understanding Literature, undated
B Leonard Lopate Show, Re: Resistance. 2 copies, June 23, 2004
C W. Lane Rogers interviewing Barry Lopez, FM-100 KSFI, alt Lake City, Utah, March 1, 1981
C Crow and Weasel reading by Barry Lopez at Amon Carter Museum, 2 cassettes, May 13, 1993
C Interview with Morgan Smith, Nov. 18, 1997
C All Things Considered, April 9, 1996
C Crow and Weasel dub of mix for Barry Lopez, Oct. 15, 1991
C Lopez, undated
C Barry Lopez, Nov. 22, 1987
C Barry Lopez, Modern Lang. Auditorium 8 p.m. University of Arizona, Nov. 28, 1991
C Barry Lopez, March 8, 1991
C The Pulse of the Planet ’99 Segment 7-8 1999
C People in the Public Eye, Al Beard – WYTZ FM undated
C Barry Lopez, March 8, 1991
C Barry Lopez on KVOW, Dec. 23, 1997 (?)
C Interview with Ed Johnson at KQPB Portland, Oregon, July 13, 1998
C Barry Lopez, author reading at Harbourfront, Toronto, "Remembering Ochards" and "Passing Wisdom of Birds" recorded at the Harbourfront Reading Series on Tuesday, March 13; Broadcast on CJRT-FM on Earth Day 1990 (Sunday, April 22) 1990
C AWP San Diego, April 1985
C Forest without Leaves, John Luther Adams undated
C Barry Lopez, undated
C Barry Lopez II, undated
C Forum: Lopez, Eschner & Hobson, KQED-FM, May 2, 1997
C Diane Rehm Show, Washington, DC March 3, 1989
C Lopez, from Al Bellg at New Letters Nov. 15, 1978
D John Fentress 5/17, side 3 and 4 undated
D Rodeo VI, J. Davis, undated
D River Notes, 2nd mix, "Dawn," "Drought," and "Logjam" 4/30, undated
D What is Revealed, undated
D Lopez on Fresh Air, March 1, 1989
D New Man, undated
D Writing Natural History: Dialogue #1 Barry Lopez and Edward O. Wilson with Edward Lueders, Moderator, Feb. 1, 1988
D Alan Jones, undated
D Rodeo I/II, undtaed
D Mech, undated
D 10 # go,
D Freckles Brown undated
D Carol Berger / Mech, undated
D The Sound of Writing #65, "In Trees" by Robin Breman and "Remembering Orchards" by Barry Lopez, undated
D “The Gift of Light” Barry Lopez, in conjunction with Roberts Adams Exhibition, Amon Carter Museum Feb. 17, 1990
D Studs Terkel with Barry Lopez, Oct. 17, 1990
D Barry Lopez May 7, 1997 reading and May 9, 1997 Lecture, May 1997
D Crossing Open Ground Rough Edit: Searching for Ancestors, Landscape and Narrative, Grown Men, The Passing Wisdom of Birds, June 17, 1994
D Conversations on the Coast from the Hotel Rex, San Francisco Barry Lopez: About This Life, Air Date 9/9/98, 1998
D Interview re: About this Life KLCC / Morgan Smith, May 12, 1998
D California Desert, undated
D California Desert, rough notes, April 3-7, 1985
E Book show #356 Barry Lopez, with letter from New York State Institute 1995
E Barry Lopez, Black Oak Books, Berkeley, CA, with note from Susan Stone March 12, 1989
E Barry Lopez KLCC interview with Morgan Smith, KIDD award, May 18, 2000
E Rosco, Moon Dog, Lost John, undated
E Christmas Greeting, Radio spot for Sir Grace Mizrahi, undated
E John Stepman Demo, Arctic Dreams interview CHQT, Edmonton, Alta, undated
E Your World, WVBF, July 30, undated
E 10/78 – ROLQ – 1st 10, WOLF with Sherry Henry WOR, Oct. 16, 1978
E Rehm Hr 2, Lopez – Resistance, June 22, 2004
E Alan James 3, undated
E Chief Dan George, undated
E Rodeo 3 and 4, undated
E Rita be,
E 7 and 8 [Rodeo?] undated
E Not Labeled, Chromium dioxide Memorex 90, undated
E Shoulders, Intro to Rodeo, Bull Action, undated
E Empty case, shutterbugs, “Flash,” May 13, 2001
E Barry Lopez, Interview on KLCC re. Light Action in the Caribbean with Morgan Smith, 9 min., Dec. 6, 2000
E Lopez reading. Copyright 2000 by Barry Lopez, 2000
E Ecological Imagination, Barry Lopez, Oct. 26, 2000
E Sedge Thomson’s West Coast Live San Francisco’s Radio Show to the World, June 27, 1998
E Lopez Lecture. Copyright 2000 by Barry Lopez, 2000
E The Ecological Imagination Barry Lopez, “Pearyland,” Oct. 26, 2000
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3 F Stories Make the World: Interviews with Barry Lopez. 2 copies. Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, CA, 1991
F Stories about Stories. Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, CA, 1990
F New Letters on the Air. Barry Lopez Coyote Stories. New Letters, KC, Mo., Feb. 1978
F New Letters on the Air. Barry Lopez Crow and Weasel. Barry Lopez II. New Letters, Kansas City, Mo., 19?, undated
F Crossing Open Ground, read by Barry Lopez, 2 cassettes. NorthWord Audio Press, advance copy undated
F A Tribute to Wallace Stegner, recorded live at the Herbst Theatre, hosted by Maya Angelou. Produced by Pacific Vista Productions for City Arts & Lectures, Inc., April 27, 1995
F Barry Lopez reads "Winter Count," "Trying the Land," "Searching for Ancestors" and "A Short Manifesto." American Audio Prose Library, Columbia, MO, undated
F American Prose Series, Barry Lopez. American Audio Prose Library, Columbia, MO, undated
F A Talk With Barry Lopez, Society of Environmental Journalists, 9th national conference, Los Angeles, Society of Environmental Journalists, Sept. 16-19, 1999
F Field Notes 1st text edit, side 1: Sonora – side 2: Lessons from the Wolverine, The Runner. NorthWord Audio Press, undated
F Field Notes 1st text edit side 1: Pearyland, The Negro in the Kitchen – Side 2: The Entreaty of the Wiideema, Homecoming. NorthWord Audio Press, undated
F Field Notes, Read by Barry Lopez, Piano by Philip Aaberg. Advance Copy, Northword Audio Press, undated
F Field Notes 1st text edit Side 1: Introduction, Teal Creek – Side 2: Empira’s Tapestry, The Open Lot. NorthWord Audio Press, undated
F Make Prayers to the Raven, music by John L. Adams, undated
F Barry Lopez interview with Kay Bonetti. American Audio Prose Library, Columbia, MO, undated
F Conversations with The Christian Science Monitor, 1986
F Imagine: adventures in nature. Fax Tales International, Peoria, Ill., 1993
F Got to know there’s wild in the world, 1992
F Barry Lopez on NPR (dub), Oct. 10, 1995
Field Notes: The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren read by Barry Lopez. HighBridge Co., 2000
Crow and Weasel, read by Barry Lopez. Random House Audio Books, 1991
Crossing Open Ground, read by Barry Lopez. HighBridge Co., 2000
About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memmoryread by Barry Lopez. Dove Audio, 1998
Barry Lopez on NPR (dub), Oct. 10, 1995
UMKC Cockefair, Chair Barry Lopez, Unity Temple on the Plaza, March 23, 2006
Molly's Typing Service, dictation by Peter Schults, Lopez agent, with letter from Lopez (to Diane Warner, Dec. 1, 2004) explaining that this tape also includes a phone conversation between Lopez and Schults, also glassine envelope with writing (2003) and note, (photocopies made for AV collection), 1981?, 2003, 2004


Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes

box box
3 G 7 small (3") reels; 5 medium (5") reels, undated
1 medium reel, Barry here’s tape of your commercials, undated
1 medium reel, unlabeld, in Truetone box, undated
2 large reels (7"), Hopkins – Waters – Hammond – Rush – Bad Tape, undated
1 large reel, Odey Cassel, 3 3/4, undated
1 large reel, Folk Tape, PPM – 12, Belafonte 2, undated
1 large reel, Folk Tape 3 3/4, Camp, Hardy – top world, undated
1 large reel, Slide Show 1, 3 ½, undated
1 large reel, Ken Nordine,
1 large reel, Bob Dylan – Precipice, undated
1 large reel, Precipice – Eliot etc., undated
1 large reel, Folk Tape 3 ¾, Joshua – 4th Street, undated
1 large reel, Christ Show – Black Flag, undated
1 large reel, Lady Jane, Heavens – Hardins 7 ½, undated
1 large reel, Folk Tape, Kingston PPM, undated
1 large reel, Unlabeled, Scotch 201 box, undated


Video Cassettes

3 Murphy visiting author, Barry Lopez, Murphy Programs in Language and Literature: Henryetta Vanaman Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College, March 28, 2006



3 Hendrix College, Barry Lopez, 2006 Murphy Visiting Poet, Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language, Reves Recital Hall, April 28, 2006