Edward Abbey audio collection, 1981-1989 PDF
- Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
- Edward Abbey audio collection
- 1981-1989 (inclusive)19811989
- 4 audiocassettes
- Collection Number
- The Edward Abbey audio collection (1981-1989) consists of audio recordings or public and published works of Edward Abbey, as well as his memorial service in 1989. Recordings of include Abbey's speech at the 'cracking' of Glen Canyon Dam in 1981 and the audiobook Freedom and Wilderness: Edward Abbey Reads from his Work. Edward Abbey was a noted author and environmental activist, much of whose work focused on the desert Southwest.
- 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; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. After attending the University of New Mexico, Abbey studied as a Fulbright scholar at Edinburgh University and as a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellow at Stanford University. Abbey became 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 at Arches National Monument in Utah from 1956-1957. He died March 14, 1989 at the age of 62.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Edward Abbey audio collection (1981-1989) consists of audio recordings or public and published works of Edward Abbey, as well as his memorial service in 1989. Recordings of include Abbey's speech at the 'cracking' of Glen Canyon Dam in 1981 and the audiobook Freedom and Wilderness: Edward Abbey Reads from his Work.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Edward Abbey audio collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.
Initial Citation: Edward Abbey audio collection A0779, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1-2||Glen Canyon Dam 'cracking' ceremony and Edward Abbey memorial service
|3-4||Freedom and Wilderness: Edward Abbey Reads from his Work
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Geographical Names :
- Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.)
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- Sound recordings