Edward Abbey audio collection, 1981-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Title
EdwardAbbey audio collection
Dates
1981-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 audiocassettes
Collection Number
A0779
Summary
The EdwardAbbey audio collection (1981-1989) consists of audio recordings or public and published works of EdwardAbbey, 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: EdwardAbbey Reads from his Work. EdwardAbbey was a noted author and environmental activist, much of whose work focused on the desert Southwest.
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; 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.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

EdwardAbbey (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 EdwardAbbey audio collection (1981-1989) consists of audio recordings or public and published works of EdwardAbbey, 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: EdwardAbbey Reads from his Work.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the EdwardAbbey audio collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation:EdwardAbbey audio collection A0779, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A0779.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
1-2 Glen Canyon Dam 'cracking' ceremony and EdwardAbbey memorial service

audiocassette
1981, 1989
3-4 Freedom and Wilderness: EdwardAbbey Reads from his Work

audiocassette
1987

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Environmentalism
  • Geographical Names :
  • Arizona
  • Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.)
  • Utah
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings