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Fan Mail,, 1985-1990

 File — Box: 23, Folder: 5

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The Frank Waters' papers consist primarily of literary manuscripts by and about Frank Waters, personal and professional correspondence, research materials, audio and video recordings featuring Waters, as well as personal journals, serial publications, etc. Boxes 29 and 30 contain oversized materials.

Waters' literary manuscripts comprise the first two series. The first series contains manuscripts, research files, correspondence and other materials related to specific published books. Not all titles contain all the above types of materials. Subseries, organized alphabetically, include: "Below Grass Roots," "Book of the Hopi," "Brave are My People," "Colorado," "Cuchama," "Diamond Head," "Dust within the Rock," "Earp Brothers," "Eternal Desert," "Flight from Fiesta," "Leon Gaspard," "Lizard Woman," "Man Who Killed the Deer," "Masked Gods," "Mexico Mystique," "Midas of the Rockies," "Mountain Dialogue," "People of the Valley," "Pikes Peak Saga," "Pumpkin Seed Point," "To Possess the Land" (about Arthur Rochford Manby), "The Woman at Otowi Crossing" (Edith Warner), and "Yogi of Cockroach Court.".

The second series encompasses shorter and unpublished works, including materials on Nicolai Fechin, Mexico's Barranca del Cobre, Black Mesa, typescripts and research materials pertaining to lectures, speeches, book reviews, testimonials, forewords, introductions, and the like, composed by Frank Waters.

The Research, Background Materials, Projects series contains articles, pamphlets, clippings, and notes relating to topics of interest to Frank Waters, but not necessarily pertaining to a specific publication. Research topics include Taos, Hopi Indians, Colorado history, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Mexico, etc.

Correspondence includes letters to and from Frank Waters, along with associated materials. General correspondence and correspondence from Frank Waters is filed chronologically, while correspondence with individuals and organizations is filed alphabetically

Personal materials include journals as well as honorary degrees, class notes, and miscellaneous materials.

Writings about Frank Waters consists of articles and typescripts by others relating to Waters and his works.

Journal Publications By and About Waters and His Work contains published journals with articles by or about Waters. In some instances, the published article is included rather than the entire publication.

Audio-Visual Materials contains audio cassettes and DVDs of interviews with Waters, readings by Waters, and a performance of "The Woman at Otowi Crossing."

Other Writings contains papers and theses given to Waters for his comments, review, or information. Included in this series are several early typescripts written by Mabel Dodge [Luhan].


  • 1985-1990

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 30 boxes (29.75 cu. ft.) + 1 oversize folder


Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131