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Collection Adirondack Museum Library
Title Anne LaBastille papers
Catalog Number 2014.060.0229
Other number MS 14-013
Object Name Manuscript
Creator LaBastille, Anne
Scope & Content The collection documents LaBastille's daily life while living at her "West-of-the-Wind" Camp at Twitchell Lake in Big Moose, NY, as well as her activities as a writer, conservationist, student, and backpacker through the latter half of the twentieth century. The collection includes field notes from a 1957 trip to Poudre Canyon in Colorado as well as a study of wildlife habits at a community dump in Big Moose, NY. Journals describe hikes along the Northville-Lake Placid trail; observations from these hikes would eventually be used for a National Geographic article on the Adirondacks region, which is also in the collection. Her life as a published author is documented through correspondence with her publishers regarding Woodwoman II and Women and Wilderness. Passports dating from 1952 - 1984 indicate LaBastille's international travel as a researcher, lecturer and writer. Several years of LaBastille's annual Christmas letter are also included.
Physical characteristics
System of arrangement The collection is arranged thematically and by format.
People LaBastille, Anne
Search Terms Acid rain--Environmental aspects--New York (State)--Adirondack Mountains;
Big Moose (N.Y.);
Conservationists;
Journals, notebooks, and diaries
LaBastille, Anne (1935-2011);
Northville-Lake Placid Trail;
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862;
Twitchell Lake;
Westport (N.Y.);
Women naturalists--United States;