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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Literary Production

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Edward Hoagland:

An Inventory of His Papers 1953-2007 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hoagland, Edward
Title: Edward Hoagland Papers,
Dates: 1953-2007 and undated
Abstract: Papers of author Edward Hoagland from 1953-2007 and undated.
Collection # R19.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Edward Hoagland is a writer born in New York in 1932. Hoagland has written several books of fiction but since the late 1960s he has become known almost exclusively for his nonfiction. His first novel, Cat Man, won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award in 1956. The Los Angeles Times has called Hoagland "one of our best and most esteemed nature writers." He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction in 1979 and a National Endowment for the Arts award in 1982 among many others. Hoagland has also contributed to numerous periodicals, including Harpers, Esquire, New Yorker, New American Review, Transatlantic Review, Sports Illustrated, and New York Times.

Book publications include:

Fiction

  • Hoagland, Edward.Cat Man.Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Circle Home.New York: Crowell, 1960
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Peacock's Tail.New York: McGraw Hill, 1965
  • Hoagland, Edward.Seven Rivers West.New York: Summit Books, 1986
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Final Fate of the Alligators.Santa Barbara: Capra, 1992

Nonfiction

  • Hoagland, Edward.Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia. New York: Random House, 1969
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Courage of Turtles: Fifteen Essays. New York: Random House, 1971
  • Hoagland, Edward.Walking the Dead Diamond River.New York: Random House, 1973
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Moose on the Wall: Field Notes from the Vermont Wilderness. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1974
  • Hoagland, Edward.Red Wolves and Black Bears. New York: Random House, 1976
  • Hoagland, Edward.African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan. New York: Random House, 1979
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Edward Hoagland Reader. edited by Geoffrey Wolff. New York: Random House, 1979
  • Hoagland, Edward.The Tugman's Passage. New York: Random House, 1982
  • Hoagland, Edward.City Tales. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1986
  • Hoagland, Edward.Heart's Desire: The Best of Edward Hoagland. New York: Summit Books, 1988
  • Hoagland, Edward.Balancing Acts. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • Hoagland, Edward.Tigers and Ice: Reflections on Nature and Life New York: Lyons, 1999
  • Hoagland, Edward.Compass Points: How I Lived. New York: Pantheon, 2001

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts.

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 correspondence is organized alphabetically according to the correspondent's last name.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Items are open for research.

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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)
Hoagland, Edward
Hoagland, Edward--Correspondence
Hoagland, Edward--"The Colonel's Power"
Hoagland, Edward--The Peacock's Tail

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Related Material

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

  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Rick Bass Papers, 1959-2002 and undated
  • Doug Peacock Papers, 1950-2000 and undated
  • Bill McKibben Papers, 1971-2001 and undate
  • David Quammen Papers, 1956-1999 and undated
  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1960-1999 and undated
  • Annick Smith Papers, 1940-2000 and undated
  • William Kittredge Papers, 1954-2000 and undated
  • David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Hoagland Papers, 1953-2007 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2007-0050-X, 2007-0192-X

Purchase, 2007

Processed by

Jamie Wormsbaker, 2007

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Diane Ackerman, 1 typed letter, 1 autograph note signed, July 2, 1990 and undated
2 Jennifer Ackerman,1 typed letter signed, November 23, 1994
3 Nelson Algren,1 typed postcard, February 4, 1959
4 Louis Auchincloss, 1 autograph letter signed, October 14, 1993
5 Russell Baker, 1 typed note (to Joe Fox, Random House editor), January 5, 1981
6 Russell Banks, 1 autograph note signed, 1 typed letter, January 3, 1983 and May 21, 1992
7 John Barth, 3 typed notes signed, 1 autograph note signed, photocopy of intro. for Beautiful Swimmers, 1967-2005
8 Wendell Berry, 5 autograph letters signed, 3 autograph notes signed, 1985-1987
9 John Berryman, 1 typed poem (2 p., title: “American Lights, Seen From Off Abroad”), 1 autograph letter signed, Oct. 7, 1957 and April 1962
10 Robert Bly, 1 typed note signed, March 5, 2001
11 Vance Bourjaily, 1 typed letter signed, 1 autograph note signed (the typed letter refers to Abbey, among other things), January 14, 1985 and January 26, 1988
12 Kay Boyle, 1 typed letter signed, 1 autograph letter signed, September 5, 1981 and October 7, 1981
13 Stewart Brand, 1 typed note signed (Brand is a cousin of Hoagland’s), May 15, 1990
14 Hayden Carruth, 8 typed letters signed, 2 typed notes signed, 4 typed postcards, 1 autograph letter signed, 2 autograph notes signed, 1 autograph postcard, 1959-1995
15 John Ciardi, 2 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 2 autograph postcards; Ciardi was Hoagland’s teacher at Harvard, 1953-1960 and undated
16 Henry Steele Commager, 1 typed postcard signed, 2 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed, 1980 and undated
17 Malcolm Cowley, 1 typed letter signed, a blurb about Hoagland nominating him for the Academy; Cowley is Hoagland’s benefactor, December 24, 1981
18 Archibald Cox, 1 typed note signed, May 31, 1974
19 David Del Tredici, 1 autograph postcard; Tredici is a composer, July 9, 1984
20 Guy Davenport, 11 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed; Davenport is a writer; his letters are long and philosophical in nature, 1981-1987
21 Anita Desai, 1 typed letter signed, November 31, 1997
22 James Dickey, 4 typed letters signed, 1 autograph note signed; Dickey wrote the intro. for the Nature series, 1984-1987
23 Annie Dillard, 3 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph note signed, 5 autograph postcards signed, 1 typed blurb; Dillard and Hoagland are long time friends, 1983-1996
24 E.L. Doctorow, 1 typed letter signed, 1 typed note signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 1992-1995
25 Ivan Doig, 3 typed letters signed, 2 typed postcards signed, 1978-1985
26 Edel Leon, 1 typed note signed, April 11, 1991
27 Gretel Ehrlich, 20 typed letters signed, 4 autograph letters signed, 3 autograph notes signed, 28 autograph postcards signed; Ehrlich was a close friend—long correspondence going back to 1970, 1970-2005
28 Louise Erdrich, 1 typed letter signed, 3 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph note signed, 1990-1991
29 Charles G. Finney, 1 typed note signed; Finney is the author of Circus of Doctor Lao, July 15, 1982
30 John Fowles, 1 autograph postcard, January 26, 1980
31 Allen Ginsberg, 2 autograph postcards, January 10, 1987 and January 21, 1987
32 Herbert Gold, 1 typed note, signed, undated
33 John Graves, 1 typed letter signed, 1 autograph letter signed, March 29, 1985 and March 13, 1987
34 John Haines, 5 typed letters signed, 1 typed postcard; Haines is an Alaskan writer, wrote intro to Muir in Nature Series, 1994-1995
35 Donald Hall, 2 typed letters signed, 3 typed notes signed, 1 typed postcard; Hall is a poet, November 30, 1984-August 16, 1994
36 Pete Hamill, 5 typed letters signed; Hamill is an old friend, journalist, novelist, 1982-1996
37 Hugh Hardy, 1 typed letter signed; Hardy is an architect, June 11, 1987
38 Jim Harrison, 2 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed, 1 autograph postcard, 1974-1987
39 John Hawkes, 1 autograph letter signed; Hawkes is a novelist who gave Hoagland his job at Brown when he retired, July 14, 1994
40 Hannah Hinchman, 1 autograph letter signed; Hinchman is a Wyoming writer, January 18, 1989
41 John Hollander, 1 autograph letter signed, September 29, 1997
42 Paul Horgan, 2 typed letters signed, 1 typed postcard, August 1985
43 John Irving, 4 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed; John Irving is a novelist and friend of Hoagland’s, 1981-2000
44 Jane Jacobs, 1 autograph letter signed; Jacobs is a sociologist and writer on cities, January 18, 1970
45 Alfred Kazin, 6 typed letters signed, 9 typed notes signed, 1958-1997
46 Garrison Keillor, 3 autograph letters signed, 2 autograph postcards, 1 typed note signed; Keillor is a humorist and writer, 1982-2003 and undated
47 Galway Kinnell, 1 typed letter signed, 2 typed notes signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 1 autograph note signed, 6 autograph postcards; Kinnell is a poet, 1978-2004
48 Jerzy Kosinski, 1 typed letter signed; Kosinski is a novelist, July 25, 1973
49 Anne Lamott, 20 typed letters signed, 3 typed notes signed, 3 typed postcards, 2 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph note signed; Lamott is a friend of Hoagland’s as well as a fiction/nonfiction writer, 1974-1985
50 Phillip Lopate, 3 autograph letters signed, 1993-2007
51 Barry Lopez, 4 typed letters signed, 6 typed notes signed, 1 typed postcard signed, 1984-1992
52 Archibald MacLeish, 4 typed letters signed, 15 typed notes signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 8 autograph notes signed, 3 autograph postcards; MacLeish is a teacher and mentor of Hoagland’s, 1955-1981
53 David Markson, 1 autograph postcard, November 21, 2005
54 Bernard Malamud, 2 autograph letters signed, 2 autograph postcards; Malamud is a novelist and teacher at Bennington, 1968-1974
55 Peter Matthiessen, 1 typed letter signed, 1 typed note signed, 2 autograph notes signed, 1 autograph postcard signed, 1985-1987 and undated
56 Bill McKibben, 1 typed letter signed, November 13, 1989
57 Larry McMurtry, 3 typed letters signed, 1 autograph note signed, 1985-1987
58 John McPhee, 3 typed letters signed, 2 autograph letters signed, 3 autograph notes signed, 10 autograph postcards, 1973-1994
59 William Meredith, 1 typed note signed, 1982
60 Michael Millman, 2 typed letters signed; Millman is the editor of the Penguin Nature series, March 5, 1991
61 Susan Minot, 1 typed postcard signed; Minot is a novelist and student of Hoagland’s, June 20, 1983
62 Jan Morris, 2 autograph postcards; Morris is a travel writer, 1985-1987
63 Howard Mosher, 11 autograph letters signed; Mosher is a writer and friend of Hoagland’s, 1981-2005
64 Joyce Carol Oates, 2 typed postcards, 1 autograph postcard, 1985-1988
65 Cynthia Ozick, 5 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph note signed, 2 autograph postcards. 1 typed letter signed; Ozick is a writer and friend of Hoagland’s, 1987-2005
66 Walker Percy, 1 autograph letter signed, 1 autograph note signed, December 27, 1982 and February 31, 1983
67 Noel Perrin, 1 typed letter signed, August 10, 1987
68 Marge Piercy, 8 typed letters signed, 2 typed postcards; Piercy is a writer and was a “brief flame” of Hoagland’s, 1975-1980
69 George Plimpton, 2 typed notes signed, undated
70 Michael Pollan, 1 typed letter signed, December 3, 1989
71 Annie Proulx, 3 typed letters signed, 2 typed notes signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 2 autograph postcards, also includes a book proposal, typed; Hoagland blurbed Proulx’s first book; she blurbed his memoir, 1989-2005
72 Johnathan Raban, 1 typed letter signed, February 10, 1980
73 Howell Raines, 1 typed note signed; Raines is the NY Times editor, April 25, 1995
74 Ned Rorem, 1 autograph note signed, September 16, 1983
75 Harold Rosenberg, 1 autograph postcard signed, 1 typed note signed, February 26, 1961 and February 21, 1961
76 Budd Schulberg, 1 typed note signed, March 24, 1986
77 Wilfred Sheed, 2 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph note signed; Sheed is a novelist, 1974 and undated
78 Alex Shoumatoff, 1 autograph note signed, undated
79 Charlie Smith, 1 autograph letter signed, undated
80 Gary Snyder, 3 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 1 autograph note signed; Snyder and Hoagland were friends who taught together at Davis, 1989-1990 and undated
81 Wallace Stegner, 8 typed letters signed, 3 typed notes signed, 1966-1989
82 John Szarkowski, 2 typed letters signed, August 31, 2006 and September 14, 2006
83 Paul Theroux, 5 typed letters signed, 1 typed note signed, 4 autograph letters signed, 2 autograph notes signed, 9 autograph postcards signed, 1979-2006 and undated
84 Elizabeth M. Thomas, 4 typed letters signed, 3 autograph letters signed; Thomas is a writer; Hoagland’s first girlfriend who married his roommate, 1974-1987 and undated
85 David Wagoner, 2 typed notes signed, 1 autograph note signed, 1987 and undated
86 James Welch, 2 typed notes signed, July 30, 1974 and December 17, 1990
87 Glenway Wescott, 1 autograph letter signed, March 3, 1971
88 Richard Wilbur, 1 typed note signed, November 22, 1983
89 E.O. Wilson, 2 typed letters signed, 1 autograph letter signed, several journal articles written by E.O. Wilson, and newspaper clippings, 1985-1995
90 Geoffrey Wolff, 3 typed letters signed, 1 autograph letters signed, 1982-1996
91 Penguin Nature Library Material, includes letters from T.H. Watkins and others, book lists, and statements, 1985-2006 and undated
92 Raymond Carver?, 1 typed letter signed (though in a folder marked “Ray Carver,” this may not be a Carver letter), undated

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Literary Production

box folder
1 93 “The Colonel’s Power,” 32 p. typescript, manuscript with corrections, in Harold Ober Assoc. folder (agent), c. 1968
94 The Peacock’s Tale, typescript, manuscript with corrections, in Harold Ober Assoc. folder (agent), c. 1965

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