Dexter Oliver papers, 1980-2020

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Dexter Oliver papers, 1980-2020

MS 634

Collection Summary

Creator: Oliver, Dexter Kimball
Collection Name:Dexter Oliver papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1980-2020
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet
Abstract:This collection contains the professional work of wildlife writer Dexter Oliver. Included are his published articles as well as biographical materials and one CD of photographs and music.
Collection Number:MS 634
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

Biographical Note

Dexter Kimball Oliver was born March 26, 1948 in Englewood, New Jersey to James Oliver, the director of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, NY and Elizabeth Kimball. He first came to Arizona 1961 with his father and returned in 1963 to work as a volunteer in biological studies at the Portal, Arizona Research Station. He attended the University of Arizona in 1966 before leaving for the United States Navy from 1968-1970. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 1974. He worked in the wildlife sciences with various agencies such as U.S Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department beginning in the 1970s. He began writing about wildlife and the outdoors in the 1980s and has published hundreds of articles as well as self published books. He married Glenda Romero in 1993.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the newspaper and magazine articles of Dexter Oliver. The majority of the articles relate to Arizona wildlife, hunting, trapping and recreation. Also included are personal materials related to Dexter Oliver's life and one CD of photographs and music.


This collection is organized into two series:



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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.

Access Terms

American literature -- Southwest, New
Nature writers

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Dexter Oliver papers (MS 634). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries

Processing History

Processed in 2018 by Lisa Duncan and by Emma Luthi in 2020.

Container List

Series I: Personal, undated
Scope and Contents
This series contains a bibliography of Oliver's work, biographical materials and a CD of photographs and songs by Oliver.
11 Bibliography, 2020, undated
12 Biographical information, undated
13 Snapshots and original songs, 2020, undated
Series II: Articles, 1980-2017
Scope and Contents
This series contains magazine and newspaper articles written by Oliver, primarily related to wildlife, outdoor recreation and hunting and trapping. It is arranged alphabetically by publication.
14 Ajo Copper News, 1983-2007
15 Alpine Views, 1991
16 American Outdoorsman, 1985
17 American Trapper, 1989-2008
18 Arizona Daily Star, 1992-2020
19 Arizona Highways, 1994-2007
110 Arizona Hunter and Angler, 1988-1996
111 Backwoodsman, 1988-1989
112 Bird Watchers Digest, 1995
113 Bowhunter, 1987
114 Copper Era, 2007-2020
115 Desert Exposure, 2011
116 Desert Skies, 1990-1995
117 Discover the Colorado River, 1986-1990
118 Eastern Arizona Courier, 2010-2020
119 Fur Fish Game, 1980-2015, 2020
120 The Gila Herald News, 2019-2020
121 Gila Valley Central, 2016-2017
122 Glenwood Gazette, 2010-2014
123 Green Valley News, 2001
124 Hidalgo County Herald, 2016-2020
125 National Wildlife Control Operations Association News, 2005
126 New Mexico Stockman, 2017
127 Out West, 1988
128 Peterson's Hunting Magazine, 2001
129 Predator Hunting, 1995-2007
130 The Probe, 2000-2006
131 Range Magazine, 2007-2017
132 Safari, 1989-2002
133 Safari Trails, 2001-2002
134 Sun News, 2003
135 Trapper and Predator Caller, 1983-2007
136 Trapper's Post, 2017
137 Tucson Weekly, 2003
138 Western Ag Reporter, 2016
139 Wildlife Conservation, 2006
140 Wildlife Control Technology, 2001-2009
141 Wildlife Views, 1991, 1995