Skip to main content
Skip to Search & Browse Collection Listing

Guy and Laura Waterman papers

Identifier: ML-106

  • Staff Only


The Papers of Guy and Laura Waterman contain manuscript drafts and floppy disk backups of Laura Waterman's 2005 book "Losing the Garden: The Story of a Marriage." It includes seven drafts, edited manuscripts, and the final manuscript. Additional items contain editorial correspondence, reader comments, and interviews related to the book. In addition, there is correspondence related to Laura Waterman's book "Starvation Shore."

An August 2008 addendum to the collection incorporates materials related to the Waterman's 27 year homesteading project in East Corinth, VT which they nicknamed "Barra". The collection includes photographs and records of garden activities, wood lot management, maple sugaring, construction of their cabin and related activities chronicling their life on the land.

A 2009 addendum contains material for, and multiple drafts of, a number of books produced by the Watermans. These include “Forest and Crag: Landmarks in the History of Hiking and Climbing in the Mountains of the Northeast United States,” “Yankee Rock & Ice,” “Wilderness Ethics” and “Backwood Ethics;” the materials pertaining to the books include newspaper clippings, booklets, handwritten notes, guide books, maps, outlines, photographs, slides, permissions to use material in their work, and critical comments by early readers of drafts. Also included is correspondence concerning the books, as well as signed contracts and published reviews.


  • 1971 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).


73.25 linear ft. (49 boxes) : Manuscript drafts, computer disks, DVD, CD

500 Digital File(s)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Guy and Laura Waterman, authors. Contains drafts, correspondence, reviews, notes and interviews for "Losing the Garden: The Story of a Marriage" by Laura Waterman. Also includes materials related to the Waterman's homesteading activities in Vermont and manuscript materials for "Yankee Rock and Ice," "Forest and Crag," "Backwoods Ethics" and "Wilderness Ethics" as well as correspondence related to Laura Waterman's book "Starvation Shore."

Back to top