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Joyce Gibson Roach Additions

Identifier: UPWC-11127

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to the writing career of Joyce Gibson Roach. Included in the collection are articles, reviews, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reel-to-reel audio recordings, and numerous pieces of sheet music written by Roach. In addition to these materials, Roach also donated a large collection of books most of which focus on folklore and the American West and Southwest. Original folder titles are in quotation marks.


  • 1965-2009


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.

Biographical / Historical

Joyce Gibson Roach was born December 18, 1935 in Jacksboro, Texas. She received a BFA in 1958 and an MA in 1964 from Texas Christian University. Having lived all her life in ranch country, Roach has had a lifelong interest in western folklore. She is active in the Texas Folklore Society of which she was president in 1976. She has contributed articles to magazines such as Western Folklore, Horseman, and Southwest Heritage. She received the Spur Award from Western Writers of America in 1977 for The Cowgirls.


7 boxes

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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.


Materials from the literary career of Joyce Gibson Roach

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joyce Gibson Roach

Guide to the Joyce Gibson Roach Additions.
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2023: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Alie Dowell

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA