Category Archives: Bill McKibben

The Sowell Collection: Then and Now

The article that appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on Dec. 17, 2000 was not news to me.  I worked at TTU Libraries and I’d already heard of this fantastic new collection–and as a librarian, poet, literary scholar, I wanted … Continue reading

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Among Giants: Interning at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

I am lucky enough to be one of the first Texas Tech University undergraduate students to present an essay at the Sowell Collection Conference.  Presenting at the conference entailed researching, editing multiple drafts, and practicing the essay over and over.  … Continue reading

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About the Sowell Collection

 The James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World contains the manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries and journals, and audio and video recordings from some of the most important and thought-provoking writers of our time.  Not Whitman; not … Continue reading

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