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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. 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 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. Copyright is retained by the creators 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

Subjects

Natural history -- Northwest, Pacific

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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 Oversized Items
  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia, 199
  • Barry Lopez Speaking Engagement Papers, 1971-1999 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Audio-Visual Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Papers: Requests for Book Jacket Blurbs, 2003-2004 and undated
  • 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
  • Walter McDonald Papers, 1945-2003 and undated
  • Bill McKibben Papers, 1971-2001 and undated
  • Howard Norman Collection, 1975-1979 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 Artifact Collection, 1959-2002 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

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

Purchase, 2002

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, unsated
3 Old Pagan, empty Bourbon whiskey bottle with picture of Duncan, undated

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