Category Archives: Community

Beyond the Llano: Catching Up with Bonnie Hanson Cordell

Bonnie Hanson Cordell assisted Diane for two years with cataloging in the Sowell Collection as a student in the English and German programs at Texas Tech University, working on the collections of Gretel Ehrlich, David James Duncan, and Susan Brind … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano: Catching up with Clara Bush Vadala (Feb. 7)

Clara Bush Vadala worked with Diane as a student researcher in the Sowell Collection while a student with the Honors College at Texas Tech University. As an Environmental Humanities major, Clara spent many class hours studying the authors and manuscript … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano: Catching up with Sara Roberts (Feb. 3)

Sara Roberts, Diane’s former assistant, worked at the Sowell Collection for two and a half years. Sara received a Bachelor’s of English Literature with a concentration in poetry in 2011 from Murray State University; however, working at the Sowell Collection … Continue reading

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Susan Brind Morrow’s Journals and Notebooks: Reading and Discovery

Susan Brind Morrow will visit Texas Tech University as a featured speaker for our fourth annual Sowell Collection Conference to be held April 16-18, 2015.  In preparation for her visit and for talking to undergraduate students about Morrow’s books, I … Continue reading

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The Brothers K by David James Duncan

I was intimidated by David James Duncan’s novel The Brothers K.  It sat on my bookshelves for years, always on the “I’m going to read it someday” list.  My copy is a thick paperback, almost 1 ½ inches wide, and … Continue reading

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An Experience at Tule Canyon: Max Crawford and the Comanche

The Llano Estacado is a sea of grass that ebbs and flows for hundreds of miles across the Texas Panhandle.  The Comanche were the lords of the Texas plains and controlled the area from the late 18th to the latter … Continue reading

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Preliminaries

The preliminary schedule for this month’s Conference on the Sowell Collection is now live. Click the link to find out more about our distinguished guest writers, scholars, and students, what they’ll be presenting, and when it’s all going to take … Continue reading

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