Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Rick Bass:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1986-1997 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Bass, Rick, 1958-
Title: Rick Bass Papers,
Dates: 1986-1997 and undated
Abstract: Correspondence of author Rick Bass from 1986-1997 and undated.
Collection # R30.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Rick Bass is a writer and environmental activist. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1958, but spent much of his youth in Houston. He graduated from Utah State with a degree in geology and then worked as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi. In 1987 Bass moved to Montana and began writing full-time. He is the author of numerous short stories, novels, memoirs and essays. Much of his work focuses on the reasoned benefits of preserving wilderness areas, such as the roadless Yaak Valley of Montana, where he and his family lived for many years.

A list of his publications includes:

  • Bass, Rick. Nashville Chrome. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
  • Bass, Rick. The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
  • Bass, Rick. Why I Came West. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
  • Bass, Rick. The Lives of Rocks. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
  • Bass, Rick. The Diezmo. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Bass, Rick. Caribou Rising. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2004.
  • Bass, Rick. The Hermit’s Story: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
  • Bass, Rick. Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • Bass, Rick. Fiber. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.
  • Bass, Rick. The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest. NY: Lyons Press, 1998.
  • Bass, Rick. Where the Sea Used to Be. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Bass, Rick. The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Bass, Rick. The Book of Yaak. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
  • Bass, Rick. In the Loyal Mountains. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  • Bass, Rick. The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Colorado Wilderness. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  • Bass, Rick. Platte River. Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1994.
  • Bass, Rick. The Ninemile Wolves. NY: Ballantine, 1993.
  • Bass, Rick. Winter: Notes from Montana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1991.
  • Bass, Rick. Oil Notes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1989.
  • Bass, Rick. The Watch. NY: Norton, 1989.
  • Bass, Rick. Wild to the Heart. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1987.
  • Bass, Rick. The Deer Pasture. College Station, TX: Texas A“&”M, 1985.

Scope and Contents

Over 100 letters from author Rick Bass to James Linville, editor of the Paris Review. Beginning in 1986 with Bass’s first fiction submission to the journal and continuing until 1997. Includes photographs, postcards, correspondence from other publishers and birth announcements for Bass’s two daughters.

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


 

Organization


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. Photographs can only be duplicated by permission of Rick Bass.


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)
Bass, Rick, 1958-
Bass, Rick, 1958- --Correspondence
Linville, James.
Bass, Rick, 1958- Where the Sea Used to Be
Places
Mississippi
Montana
Yaak Valley (Mont.)
Subjects
Paris Review

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 Oversize Items, 1959-2002 and undated
  • 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
  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Speaking Engagement Papers, 1971-1999 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia, 1977
  • Barry Lopez Audio-Visual Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Request for Book Jacket Blurbs, 2003-2004 and undated
  • 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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rick Bass Papers, 1986-1997 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2001-0202-X

Purchase, 2001

Processed by

Diane Warner, Sept. 2011.


Collection Inventory

 

Inventory

box folder
1 1 List of correspondence and other papers, by Ken Lopez, undated



 

Correspondence

box folder
1 2 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review) and Daniel Max; To Bass: Jim Harrison, The In-Fisherman,, Stackpole Books, Capra Press, Texas A“&”M Univ. Press, Schaffner Agency, Cimarron Review,; one photo, 1986
3 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), one photo, 1987
4 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), 1988
5 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), 1989
6 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), three photos, 1990
7 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), 1991
8 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), and to House of Representatives, one photo, 1992
9 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), 1993
10 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), 1994
11 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), 1995
12 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review); Ada ____? to James Linville, 1996
13 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review), seven photos, 1997
14 Bass to James Linville (Paris Review); Linville to Bass; Linville’s introduction of Bass and Gretel Ehrlich reading (typescript), review of Wild to the Heart, two photos, 1987-1992 and undated