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Conference on the Sowell Collection
April 19-21, 2018
Trevor Herriot, Toni Jensen, Priscilla Ybarra

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Conference on the Sowell Collection

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the Sowell Collection.  All events are free and open to the public.  Panel and paper proposals accepted until March 15, 2018.

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Collection contains the personal papers of some of the most prominent writers on the natural world.  Writers of the Sowell Collection include Rick Bass, Lisa Couturier, Max Crawford, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Clyde Jones, William Kittredge, John Lane, Barry Lopez, Walter McDonald, Bill McKibben, Susan Brind Morrow, Gary Paul Nabhan, Doug Peacock, Robert Michael Pyle, David Quammen, Marc Reisner, Pattiann Rogers, Sandra Scofield, Annick Smith, and Ro Wauer.  Newly added collections include those of writer Paul Hawken, additional papers from Doug and Andrea Peacock, and papers from The Orion Society.

Sponsored by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, TTU Office of the President, and the Honors College.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Overton Hotel and at Staybridge Suites. Mention the Sowell Conference when you register.

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Standard rooms, $129.00 Has airport shuttle service.
On-line registration: Overton Hotel
Deadline for reservations: April 4, 2018

Staybridge Suites
2515 19th St.
Studio suite, $89.00
On-line registration: Staybridge
Deadline for reservations: March 18, 2018

Both hotels are within walking distance of campus (10-20 minutes).

There is no registration fee required for presenters or members of our audiences.  We ask only that you make a donation to our new Sowell Collection Endowment fund.  (Donate here.)

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Diane Warner (