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Turtle Island Collection of Environmental and Nature Writing

Collection Information

Size of the Collection

Over 1,800 volumes.

History of this Collection

Established in 1990s, built through a combination of donations and purchases. There are a significant number of books from Gary Snyder’s library (identified with provenance notes) housed in this collection.

Overview/Highlights of Collection

Large collection focused on American nature and environmental writing and featuring many inscribed copies of books from the library of Pulitzer Prize winning poet and environmental writer Gary Snyder.

Items in the collection may be located through the library catalog by searching:

turtle island collection of environmental and nature writing