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Edward Abbey's Vox Clamantis In Deserto: Some Notes from a Secret Journal production records, 1988-1989

MS 336


Collection Summary

Creator: Edward Abbey, 1927-1989
Collection Name:Edward Abbey's Vox Clamantis In Deserto: Some Notes from a Secret Journal production records,
Inclusive Dates: 1988-1989
Physical Description:.75 linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the original typescript literary manuscript (ca. 1989) sent to The Rydal Press, the "Memorandum Agreement," correspondence between Clark Kimball and the Abbeys from November 1988 to February 1989, an edited manuscript, various proofs, galleys, and dummies used to prepare the manuscript for publication during 1989, and a production copy of the work.
Collection Number: MS 336
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Edward Abbey was born in Pennsylvania on 29 January 1927 and died in Tucson, Arizona, on 14 March 1989. He authored seventeen fiction and nonfiction books, and wrote numerous articles and reviews for national and regional publications. Vox Clamantis in Deserto was his last nonfiction work and was "in press" at the time of his death in March 1989. The Rydal Press is represented in this collection by Clark Kimball.


Scope and Content Note

Vox Clamantis in Deserto is a collection of fragments from Abbey's journals that he kept "fairly faithfully." In his correspondence with Clark Kimball, Abbey called the work "Vox Clamantis in Deserto: A Selection of Quotes from the Notebooks & Journals of Edward Abbey." In his introduction to the work, Abbey says that the "fragments, or notes, were obviously not chosen at random, but with an eye to propositions and declarations that say something provocative in a minimum number of words."

This collection contains the original typescript literary manuscript (ca. 1989) sent to The Rydal Press, the "Memorandum Agreement," correspondence between Clark Kimball and the Abbeys from November 1988 to February 1989, an edited manuscript, various proofs, galleys, and dummies used to prepare the manuscript for publication during 1989, and a production copy of the work. The book was published in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies, and is available in Special collections, call number PS3551 .B2 V6 1989.


Organization

This collection is organized into two series
Series I: Correspondence, 1988-1989
Series II: Production materials, 1989

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Edward Abbey, Papers, 1947-1990, MS 271. Box 22, folders 3 and 4 contain Abbey's copy of agreement, notes, drafts with corrections, and carbons related to Vox Clamantis in Deserto by The Rydal Press.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Abbey, Edward, 1927- -- Archives
Abbey, Edward, 1927- -- Philosophy
Kimball, Clark

Geographic Name(s)
West (U.S.) -- In literature -- Archival resources

Subject(s)
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives
Manuscripts, American

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Edward Abbey's Vox Clamantis In Deserto: Some Notes from a Secret Journal production records (MS 336). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1988-1989
boxfolder
11 Between Clark Kimball, Edward and Clarke Abbey, 1988-1989 (Copies in box. Originals in vault). , 1988-1989
12 Production correspondence. , 1988-1989
Series II: Production materials, 1989
boxfolder
13 Edited manuscript. , 1989
14 Galley proofs. , pre July 25, and July 25, 1989
15 Layout samples, instructions to/from Mina Yamashita. , 1989
16 Proofs and folded dummies, layouts, and production. , June 22, 1989 and July 25, 1989
17 Proofs and folded dummies, layouts, and production. , August 3, 1989
18 Page proofs. , pre July 25 and July 25, 1989
19 Proofs and folded dummies, layouts, and production. , September 15, 1989
110 Page proofs. , September 25, 1989
111 Final folding dummy, and uncut, unbound signatures. , October 22, 1989
112 Partial blue line and blue-line changes. , 1989
113 Text, galley, layout, and sample of publication announcement. , 1989
114 Original manuscript, with holograph annotations and corrections by Abbey. , 1989
115 Vox Clamantis in Deserto production copy, with slipcase. , 1989