Edward Abbey papers, 1954-1980 PDF
- Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
- Edward Abbey papers
- 1954-1980 (inclusive)19541980
- 1.5 linear feet
- Collection Number
- The Edward Abbey papers (1954-1980) contain manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material. Abbey was a teacher, a writer, an advocate of environmentalism, and a vocal critic of public land policies.
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; advanced notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a teacher, a writer, an advocate of environmentalism, and a vocal critic of public land policies. His writings, especially his novel The Monkey Wrench Gang are still used as inspiration by radical environmental groups. His book, Desert Solitaire, is a partial autobiography centering on Abbey's years as a park ranger in southwestern Utah. For a more recent view, see the biography Edward Abbey, A Life, by James M. Cahalan.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Edward Abbey papers (1954-1980) contain personal correspondence, contracts, published material and an original manuscript of his book, The Monkey Wrench Gang.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Correspondence, Articles, and Published Material, 1954-1980Return to Top
Container(s): Box 1
This folder contains a photocopy of the original letter, which is in the Reserve Collection.
The Monkey Wrench Gang Screenplay
This screenplay was written by Allan Burns, based on Abbey's novel of the same name.
Fire on the Mountain
The Monkey Wrench Gang Manuscript Return to Top
Container(s): Box 2
This is a photocopy of the original manuscript, which is in the Reserve Collection.
Correspondence and The Monkey Wrench Gang Manuscript , 1954Return to Top
Container(s): Box 3
This is the original correspondence and manuscript, placed in the Reserve Collection. They are restricted.
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Authors, American--20th century
- Environmentalists--United States
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