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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Oversize

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 (9 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. The Brothers K. New York: Bantam, 1993.
  • Duncan, David James. River Teeth: Stories and Writings. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
  • 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.

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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

Open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

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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- --The Brothers K
Duncan, David James- --The 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 Material

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

  • David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated
  • David James Duncan Artifact Collection
  • Rick Bass Papers, 1958-2001 and undated
  • Max Crawford Papers, 1960-2000 and undated
  • Gretel Ehrlich Papers, 1923-2005 and undated
  • Edward Hoagland Papers, 1953-2007 and undated,
  • William Kittredge Papers, 1954-2000 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1864-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Audio Video Collection
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia
  • Walter McDonald Papers, 1945-2003 and undated
  • Bill McKibben Papers, 1971-2001 and undated
  • 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
  • Annick Smith Papers, 1940-2000 and undated
  • Sandra Scofield Papers, 1958-2005 and undated

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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

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

Purchase, 2002

Processed by

Dr. Diane Warner, 2008.

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Collection Inventory

 

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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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