Category Archives: David Quammen

Introduction: Founding Authors Series

For the rest of 2015, we will highlight each of the Sowell Collection’s founding authors: Barry Lopez, William Kittredge, Annick Smith, David Quammen, and Pattiann Rogers.  Barry Lopez Essayist, author, and short story writer, Barry Lopez was born in 1945 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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