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Dan Flores


A Guide to the Dan Flores Papers
1989 - 1991
Collection 044

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:    Flores, Dan
Title:    The Dan Flores Papers
Dates:    1989 – 1991
Identification:    Collection 044
Extent:    3 folders (.10 linear feet)
Language:    English
Repository:    Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

Dan Flores was born in 1948 in Vivian, Louisiana, and earned his PhD in History from Texas A & M University in 1978. He is a scholar of Environmental History of the American West. Flores taught in the History Department at Texas Tech University from 1978-1992, and since 1992 at the University of Montana at Missoula.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one typescript of a speech, and copies of two articles published by the author. It has been arranged into the following series: 1. Speech, and 2. Published Articles. Dates range from 1989-1991.The speech, entitled “Texans and the Land”, was given by Flores at the Texas State Historical Association meeting in 1991.The two articles include “The Plains and the Painters,” a page proof as it was to appear in the Journal of American Culture, Summer 1991, vol. 14, no.2.  The second article, “The Ecology of the Red River in 1806,” is a reprint originally published in Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and is signed by the author. This article won the Carroll Award from the Texas State Historical Association and the Billington Prize from the Western Historical Association.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Preferred Citation: The Dan Flores Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection, Texas State University-San Marcos
Acquisition Information: Donated by Dan Flores, 1991.
Processing Information: Processed by:  Amanda Oates, 1999. Finding aid revised by Alan Schaefer, 2010

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box    Folder

Series I: Speech

1    1    “Texans and the Land” (1991)

Series II:  Published Articles

1    2    “The Plains and the Painters: Two Centuries of Landscape Art from the Llano Estacado”(1991)   
1    3    “The Ecology of the red River in 1806: Peter Curtis and Early Southwestern Natural History”(1989)