Edward Abbey papers, 1954-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Title
EdwardAbbey papers
Dates
1954-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn2444
Summary
The EdwardAbbey 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.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
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.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

EdwardAbbey (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 EdwardAbbey, A Life, by James M. Cahalan.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The EdwardAbbey 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

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Correspondence
This folder contains a photocopy of the original letter, which is in the Reserve Collection.
1954
2
Contracts
1952-1980
3
Desert Solitaire
1968
4
The Monkey Wrench Gang Screenplay
This screenplay was written by Allan Burns, based on Abbey's novel of the same name.
5
Fire on the Mountain
6
Articles

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.

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1-6
The Monkey Wrench Gang
7
Correspondence
1954

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Environmentalists--United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence