The Gary Snyder Papers document the personal and professional activities of Gary Snyder (1930- ), poet, essayist, translator,
Zen Buddhist, environmentalist, lecturer, and teacher. Snyder is considered one of the most significant environmental writers
of the twentieth century and a central figure in environmental activism. He wrote more than twenty books of poetry and prose
including his forty-year work
Mountains and Rivers Without End and
Turtle Island for which he won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The collection spans the years 1910-2009 (1945-2002 bulk) and continues
to grow. Drafts as well as final versions of poems and prose pieces are found in the collection along with correspondence,
recordings of poetry readings and interviews, subject files, manuscripts and publications by other authors, serials, ephemera,
Poet, essayist, translator, Zen Buddhist, environmentalist, and teacher, Gary Snyder made an indelible mark on late-twentieth
century thought. He is considered one of the most significant environmental writers of the twentieth century and a central
figure in environmental activism.
The Library holds physical ownership of the Gary Snyder Papers. Copyright to the materials found in the Gary Snyder Papers
are protected by copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
property. Requests to publish or use materials requires the "Requests for Permission to Use Materials Owned by UC Davis Library,
Department of Special Collections" and clearance by copyright holders.
Collection is open for research with the exception of fourteen letters in Series 2, Box 214 which are restricted until June
25, 2014. Appropriate reading room rules and forms required for use.