Arborglyphs: A Bibliography
Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. 2000. Speaking Through the Aspens: Basque Tree Carvings in California and Nevada. Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press. Information about the book.
Brunvand, Jan Harold and John C. Abramson. 1969. Aspen Tree Doodlings in the Wasatch Mountains: A Preliminary Survey of Traditional Tree Carvings. In Forms Upon the Frontier: Folklife and Folk Arts in the United States. Edited by Austin and Alta Fife and Henry H. Glassie. Logan: Utah State University Press: 89-1-2.
Articles and Chapters
Claytor, Michael and David Beesley. 1979. Aspen Art and the Sheep Industry of Nevada and Adjoining Counties. Nevada County Historical Society Bulletin Vol. 33, no. 4 (October): pp. 25-31.
Claytor, Michael and David Beesley. 1982. The Basque and Their Tree Carvings. Sierra Heritage June: 18-21.
Crawford, Kristina. 2005. In the Sheep: Aspen Carvings as Indicators of Land Capacity and Use. Society for California Archaeology Newsletter Vol. 39, no. 1 (March): pp. 26-29.
Gulliford, Andrew. 2007. Reading the Trees: Colorado’s Endangered Arborglyphs and Aspen Art. Colorado Heritage, Autumn.
History Which is Growing on Trees. 1992. Euskal Etxeak 21: 4-7
Horn, Yvonne Michie. 1978. Treefiti. Westways Vol. 70, No. 11 (November): 28-29.
Lane, Richard. 1971. Basque Tree Carvings. Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly Vol. 1, no. 3 (Winter): pp. 1-7.
Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. 2001. Carving Out History: The Basque Aspens. Forest History Today Spring/Fall: pp. 44-50.
Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. 1992. History That Grows on Trees: The Aspen Carvings of Basque Sheepherders. Nevada Historical Society Quarterly Spring: pp. 21-39.
Worrell, Chris M. 2009. Expanding the Range: Pushing the Boundaries of Arborglyph Documentation. Forest History Today Spring/Fall: 40-46.
Newspapers and Newsletters
1987. Aspen Art Study Reveals Information about Early Sheepherders in Nevada. 1987. United States Department of the Interior: Nevada BLM News Release (April 20).
Baker, Tess Noel. 2004. Canvas of Bark: Local Woman Photographs Vanishing Tree Etchings. Pagosa Springs Sun June 10.
Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. 1996. Basque Aspen Carvings, Harri Mutil, & Bread Ovens. neon: Artcetera from the Nevada State Council on the Arts (Spring/Summer): [7-9].
Nicholas, Emma. 2002. Mystery of the Arborglyphs. Sacramento News and Review August 22.
Talking Trees: Aspen Arborglyphs on the San Juan National Forest. San Juan Mountains Association (Southwestern Colorado) February 2012.
Center for Basque Studies Newsletter, University of Nevada, Reno
- Wallace, Frances R. and Hans Reiss. 1971 (June). "Basquos". Issue 5.
- Beesley, David and Michael Claytor. 1978. "Adios, California": Basque Tree Art of the Northern Sierra Nevada. Issue 19.
- Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. 1991. Basque Aspen Carvings. Issue 43.
- 1995. Sheep Camp Restorations: Whisky Creek Sheep Camp. Issue 51.
Andersson, Rikard. 2005. Historical Land-Use Information from Culturally Modified Trees. Doctoral thesis, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Basque Tree Carving: Legacy in Nevada. Producer, Wally Sumpter; executive producer, Jose Mallea Olaetxe; written by Jose Mallea Olaetxe, Wally Sumpter; produced by Instructional Media Services, University of Nevada, Reno. 18 minutes.
Lertxun Marrak. Producer, Curt Daniels; editor, Curt Daniels; videographers, Evelyn Chmura,
Curt Daniels. Part One (of three). Nevada experience, No. 101. Reno, Nevada: Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, 1990.
Video, 57 minutes.
Part one examines tree carvings "both as an example of a folk art and as a documentary record of the Basque sheepherders' experiences."
Talking Trees: Basque Sheepherder Arborglyphs. Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe. Managing Aspens in Western Landscapes Conference, Utah State University Forestry Extension. September 21-24, 2004, Cedar City, Utah. Streaming Video, 25 minutes.
Basque Arborglyphs in the Steens. Oregon Field Guide, Episode #1210. February, 2001. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Interview with Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe by Curt Daniels.
Lertxun Marrak: Basque Tree Carvings. Center for Basque Studies,
University of Nevada, Reno.
Sixty-five photographs of Basque tree carvings.
Basque Sheepherders in Utah's San Rafael Desert
Photographs of two metal plates with sheepherder inscriptions; mouse-over translations.
"Birch Bark Carvings." Fife Slide Collection of Western U.S. Vernacular Architecture. Utah State University Libraries.
Passport in Time
Osgood, Susie. "Life Is but a Two-step": The Basque Legacy in Idaho. Basque Arborglyphs: Culture in the Carvings - Boise NF (Idaho), 2004
Pedersen, Carol. "Mike Lucey, My Favorite Herder". Arborglyph Recording Project - Malheur NF (Oregon), 1997