Stephen Trimble, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk [11 February 2008, 14 March 2008, and 31 March 2008]

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Title Stephen Trimble, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk [11 February 2008, 14 March 2008, and 31 March 2008]
Alternative Title No.464 Stephen Trimble
Creator Trimble, Stephen, 1950-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; DeBirk, Rob (Robert William), 1979-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-02-11; 2008-03-14; 2008-03-31
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Trimble, Stephen, 1950- --Interviews; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Natural history literature; Nature photography
Keywords Nature writing; Eco-porn; Stegner fellow
Description Transcript (54, 57, 30 pages) of three interviews by Rob DeBirk with Stephen Trimble, on February 11, March 14, and March 31, 2008
Abstract Trimble (b.1950) recalls his childhood in Denver, Colorado, as the son of a geologist who did field work in the summers, taking his family along. He discusses his family, his school years, and his early experiences with environmental activism. Other topics include the Sierra Club, David Brower, Friends of the Earth, Glen Canyon, the Galapagos, working with the National Park Service, Outward Bound, photography, oral history, and the politics of rhetoric. He also details how his books have come about and describes his relationship with other writers. Trimble discusses photography, his decision to sell two photographs to Marlboro Company for their cigarette advertisements, and how he came to terms with that decision. He discusses the notion of eco-porn and the generation of photographers who made a living photographing landscapes in the West. He talks about his current work as a Stegner Fellow at the University of Utah. Utah Environmental Project. Interviewer: Rob DeBirk
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Environmentalists; Natural history literature; Nature photography
Setname uum_elc
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