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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Publications, 1979, 1990-2006

Photographs and Notes, undated

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Carl Lahser Papers, 1979, 1990-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lahser, Carl
Title: Carl Lahser Papers
Dates: 1979, 1990-2006
Creator Abstract: Carl Lahser is a resident of San Antonio, Texas. He founded Pretense Press (San Antonio, Tex.) in 1994 and is its sole owner. He travels and writes about his trips. Lahser also writes poetry on a variety of topics.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of Carl Lahser's travel diaries, short stories and poetry collections.
Identification: MS 154
Extent: 0.7 linear feet (About 525 items)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Carl Lahser is a resident of San Antonio, Texas. He founded Pretense Press (San Antonio, Tex.) in 1994 and is its sole owner. He travels and writes about his trips. Lahser also writes poetry on a variety of topics.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1979-2006 and consists of Carl Lahser's travel diaries, short stories, and poetry collections. The collection is arranged into two series: Publications and Photographs and Notes.

The Publications series is arranged into three subseries: Travel, Poetry, and Other Topics. The Travel subseries consists of descriptions of his trips with his wife, Carol Lahser, to Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, the United States, and Panama. One early trip to Hong Kong in 1979 is described; however, most of the travel took place between 1990 and 2006. Topics in this series range from ecology to flying to health.

The second series, Photographs and Notes, consists of compact discs with photographs from various trips, family pictures, as well as notes and rough drafts from his writings. Some of the contents of the compact discs correlate to the printed publications.

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Organization of Collection

Series 1. Publications
Subseries 1.1. Travel
Subseries 1.2. Poetry
Subseries 1.3. Other Topics
Series 2. Photographs and Notes

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for further information about copyright issues and permission to publish items from this collection.

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Index Terms

Persons
Lahser, Carl.
Topics
Canada--Description and travel.
China--Description and travel.
Europe--Description and travel.
Mexico--Description and travel.
Poetry--20th century.
Poetry, American--Texas--20th century.
Travel writing.
Genre/Form
Digital images.
Photographs.
Poetry.
Travel literature.
Local Subjects
Literary/Literature
Travel and Tourism
Writers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl Lahser Papers, 1979, 1990-2006, MS 154, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Carl Lahser in January 2007 (Acc. 2007-05).

Processing Information

Processed by: Eva Sankey, Library Assistant II, May 2007.

Encoded by: Angela McClendon, Manuscripts Archivist, October 2007.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Publications, 1979, 1990-2006

The Publications series is arranged into three subseries: Travel, Poetry, and Other Topics.
Travel
Consists of descriptions of his trips with his wife Carol to Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, USA and Panama. One early trip to Hong Kong in 1979 is described; however, most of the travel took place between 1990 and 2006.
Arranged alphabetically by geographic area.
Canada
Box Folder
1 1 Canadian Summer, 1993
2 Do Bears Do It in the Woods? A Week in Winnipeg and Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba Canada, 1994
3 Chasing the Enterprise: Verification of a Klondike Diary, 1997
4 Where Are All All the Pretty Houses? Revisiting Newfoundland after 40 Years, 2003
5 Enterprise North -- Backdoor to the Yukon: Annotated Diary of Otto Lahser, 2004
China
6 Hong Kong, 1979
7 China Visit, 2006
Europe
8 Cross Section through a Rainbow: Corfu, Athens and Rhodes, 1997
9 Three Weeks in Berlin, 2002
Mexico
10 Cancun, 1993
11 Mr. Cuul in Yucatan, 1995
12 Flowers of the Air: Monarch Butterflies in Mexico, 1996
13 Mata Ortiz, 2004
USA
14 Bigfooting Around: Three Hundred Miles a Day in Western Washington, 1995
Other Destinations
15 Under the Southern Cross (hidden by clouds), 1990
Poetry
Arranged by date of publication
Box Folder
1 16 Traffic Games, 1993
17 Texas to Alaska (and return), 1994
18 Walk on a Different Beach, 1994
19 Ecoview No. 3: Not Your Usual Neighborhood Art Show!!, 1995
20 Ecoview No. 5: Southwest, Not Your Usual Neighborhood Art Show!!, 1996
21 Ecoview No. 6: Green Things and Things That Move, Not Your Usual Neighborhood Art Show!!, 1996
22 Tyndall Beach: Scenes for a Naturalist, 1997
23 Cryptic Romance, 1997
24 Snapshots of the North, 2003
25 Cryptic Romance, 1997
26 Summer's End: Southern California revisited, undated
Other Topics
Arranged by date of publication
Box Folder
2 1 Thinking of Flying, 1994
2 Hip 3, 1995
3 Alamo Road, 1995
4 Teacher, Leaves Don't Change Color, 1997
5 Forty Years of Fishin', 1999
6 Green Stuff, 2001
7 San Antonio Wild Flowers by the Month, 2003

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Photographs and Notes, undated

Data compact discs.
Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.
Box Folder
2 8 Europe, Italy, undated
(2 data compact discs)
9 Canada, New York, Santa Fe, Panama, undated
(2 data compact discs)
10 Mexico, South America, Science, undated
(2 data compact discs)
11 China, Ecoview 1-6, Other, undated
(2 data compact discs)

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