Tag Archives: Barry Lopez

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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New Collections and Current Projects

What’s new at Sowell? Here’s a quick rundown of the latest acquisitions and the upcoming conference and essay contest.  Collections In late 2013 we acquired the Doug and Andrea Peacock Papers. Doug Peacock, a Vietnam veteran and grizzly bear expert, … 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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