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Major Works


Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains material pertaining to Cheyenne Ledger Art, A Daybook of Interiors, Delaware Diaspora, Dragon Kite, Ghost Stories, Langston Hughes, Learning the Language of Rivers, Natural Theologies, New and Selected Poems, Prairie Alchemist, Selective Amnesia, Thailand Journal, Tulip Elegies, William Stafford, Spring Geese, Starwater, Quilting, Jackalope, 3 Voices, and other book-length works by Low.

"Delaware Diaspora" was the early working title of the book The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival, published by Bison Books, an imprint of University of Nebraska Press, in 2017. Since materials in this collection are identified as "Delaware Diaspora," that title has been respected and used throughout the finding aid and in labeling folders.

Materials labeled Selective Amnesia, Lacuna, and Body Memory appear to be the same manuscript but in different configurations and have thus been housed together.

Material in this collection related to two Native American ledgers located at the Kansas State Historical Society, Wild Hog Ledger and Northern Cheyenne Ledger, largely consists of drafts of the written information accompanying specific images digitized from these two ledgers. These images and the information associated with them are available through PILA, an online resource "dedicated to the celebration of Plains Indian 'Ledger' art for research and enjoyment" found at Low also wrote and presented about these ledgers in other venues; therefore information about them has been consolidated as much as possible into this sub-series. In 2020 Low published a book, Northern Cheyenne Ledger Art by Fort Robinson Breakout Survivors with coauthor Ramon Powers, drafts of which are included.

Reviews about specific works within this sub-series and other materials related to specific major works are included with those works.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States