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The Wittliff Collections

Parent Institution: Texas State University


Founded by Bill and Sally Wittliff in 1986, The Wittliff Collections is a distinguished and steadily-growing archive charged with preserving, exhibiting, and providing access to the papers and artifacts of principle writers, filmmakers, and musicians of the southwest.

In the Southwestern Writers Collections, manuscripts, notes, diaries, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts are among the resources that afford insights into the personal lives and creative processes of the region’s best writers.

The Texas Music Collections represents a rich variety of Texas music from country and Western Swing to blues, rock-and-roll, Tejano, punk, and Americana. Original song lyrics and compositions, photographs, posters, and memorabilia provide a backstage glimpse at the stories behind the music.

Film archives are an essential part of The Wittliff Collections, with a focus on the craft of story-telling from script to screen, but often including production materials that provide a behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking in Texas.

The resources in The Wittliff Collections attest to a tremendous diversity of creative expression among southwestern artists and are available for research and inspiration

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA

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