Mike Cox Accessions
Scope and Contents
Multiple accessions from Author, Mike Cox, document his wrting career as well as his decades of reviewing books for The Austin-American Statesman. The material includes extensive research for books on the Texas Rangers.
- 1995 - 2003
- Cox, Mike (1948) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html
Austin-based author and journalist Mike Cox began donating his papers to the Southwestern Writers Collection/The Wittliff Collections in 1993.
Inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 1993, Cox is the author of 22 non-fiction books and hundreds of articles, essays and newspaper columns. A native of Amarillo who grew up in Austin, he sold his first magazine story to The Cattleman in 1964 and has been writing professionally ever since.
In addition to his other writing, for more than 30 years he reviewed Texas-related books for the Austin American-Statesman. In 2010, he received the A.C. Green Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the years, his work has earned numerous other recognitions. His most noted work is a two-volume, quarter-million-word history of the Texas Rangers published in 2008-2009. In 2014, his book Cowboy Stuntman was one of two finalists for a Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award. The same book also was nominated to receive a Will Rogers Medallion from the Texas Cowboy Hall fo Fame. Cox lives in Austin and continues to write.
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Language of Materials
Multiple accessions from Author, Mike Cox document his wrting career as well as his decades of reviewing books for The Austin-American Statesman.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mike Cox, 2007
- Guide to the Mike Cox Accessions
- Mary Garcia
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- Finding aid written in English.
- 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Katie Salzmann