The Lost Roads Project

MC 1391

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Wright, C. D., 1949-2016
The Lost Roads Project
Inclusive Dates
MC 1391
2 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

C. D. Wright donated a copy of her Lost Roads Project to the University Libraries on November 12, 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Ethel C. Simpson, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1998.

Preferred Form of Citation

The Lost Roads Project (MC 1391), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

C. D. Wright was a poet, a recipient of the Citation of Distinguished Alumni of the University of Arkansas, and a member of the Department of English, Brown University.

The Lost Roads Project was organized by Wright to "provide Arkansas and its visitors with a prideful sense of what has been written" by Arkansas people. Subtitled "A Walk-in Book of Arkansas," the project was a traveling exhibit, 1994-1996, featuring 21 post-World War II Arkansas writers. It consisted of photographs and printed excerpts of poetry and prose, with music, video, and crafts. Wright received a grant from the Reader's Digest - Lila Wallace Foundation in 1992 to finance the project, which was sponsored by the Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies at the University.

Scope and Content Note

The Lost Roads Project: A Walk-in Book of Arkansas. Providence : Lost Roads Project, Brown University, 1994. "Printed by Walter Feldman for the Lost Roads Project in an edition of [18] numbered and signed copies of which this is number [15]"

The collection consists of 1 copy of the portfolio (21 broadsides), containing the following texts. Each sheet (56 x 48 cm.) is printed in black, red, and/or blue on cream paper, with the same illustration printed in various colors.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Item 1

Womenfolks / Shirley Abbott

Box 1 Item 2

I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou

Box 1 Item 3

Born in the Delta / Margaret Jones Bolsterli

Box 1 Item 4

Heaved from the earth / Besmilr Brigham

Box 1 Item 5

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee / Dee Brown

Box 1 Item 6

Pigs / Andrea Hollander Budy

Box 1 Item 7

Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock / Jack Butler

Box 1 Item 8

Skillet-sizzled buttermilk cornbread / Crescent Dragonwagon

Box 1 Item 9

Goodbye Sweetwater / Henry Dumas

Box 1 Item 10

Some other place. The right place / Donald Harington

Box 1 Item 11

The stump / Jo McDougall

Box 1 Item 12

Deep blues / Robert Palmer

Box 1 Item 13

The great riding / Lily Peter

Box 1 Item 14

Alley / Pat Phillips

Box 1 Item 15

Hunting the old iron / Vance Randolph

Box 1 Item 16

Going back home / Son Seals

Box 1 Item 17

What about this / Frank Stanford

Box 1 Item 18

About a year after he got married he would sit alone in an abandoned shack in a cotton field enjoying himself / James Whitehead

Box 1 Item 19

Walking after supper / Miller Williams

Box 1 Item 20

Eyesight to the blind / Sonny Boy Williamson

Box 1 Item 21

The Old World's new world / C. Vann Woodward


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