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Bryan Woolley Accessions

Identifier: UPWC-15122


The Bryan Woolley Collections details the life and career of Lowell Bryan Woolley as a journalist, editorialist, minister, novelist, and travel writer consisting of materials dated 1955-2006. The collection contains VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and eight-track tapes of numerous interviews conducted by Bryan Woolley, many of which pertain to his award-winning travel piece, “Where Texas Meets the Sea.” In addition, the collection houses numerous drafts and manuscripts of Woolley’s novels and short stories including, “Sam Bass,” “Some Sweet Day,” “Generations and Other True Stories,” “Time and Place,” “We Be Here When the Morning Comes,” “The Bride Wore Crimson and Other Stories,” “November 22”, “Spizeringktum”, and “Where Texas Meets the Sea.” In addition, the collection houses Woolley’s poems, both draft and published versions, and contains correspondence between Bryan Woolley and his wife, poet Isabel Nathaniel, dated 1973-1983, which details their relationship and careers as writers.


  • circa 1955-2006


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.


22 boxes (8 Track Cartridges: “Louie Stacy Life Story Tape 1” “Louie Stacy Life Story Tape 2” “Louie Stacy Life Story Tape 3 Evarts KY.40828 Phone, 8373241” “Louie Stacy Life Story Tape 4 Evarts KY.40828 Phone, 837.3241” )

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bryan Woolley, 2015.

Guide to the Bryan Woolley Accessions
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Stephanie Forsythe

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA