David King Dunaway

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David King Dunaway
Occupationuniversity professor
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
Years activesince 1981

David King Dunaway is an American historian. He is a professor of English at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico; he was previously on the faculty of San Francisco State University in San Francisco.[1]


His biography of Pete Seeger, How Can I Keep From Singing? (1981), was based on his doctoral dissertation at the University of California, Berkeley, "Pete Seeger and Modern American Topical Song Movements." A second edition was published in 2008 by Random House.

His other books include Huxley in Hollywood (Harper Collins, 1990); Writing the Southwest (with Sarah Spurgeon; revised edition, University of New Mexico Press, 2003); Aldous Huxley Recollected (AltaMira/Rowman & Littlefield, 1998); Oral History on Route 66: A Manual (National Park Service, 2005); Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (with Molly Beer; Oxford, 2010); A Pete Seeger Discography (Scarecrow Press/Rowman, 2011); and A Route 66 Companion (University of Texas Press, 2012). He has edited various editions of Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology, the first in 1984.