bill wittliff

A New Exhibit Goes Inside the Making of ‘¡Viva Terlingua!’

November 8, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

When Craig Hillis visited ¡Viva Terlingua! The Big Bang of Texas Music in September, he was more amazed by what he heard than what he saw.

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

May 14, 2021 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

On January 1, I started doing what I’d been planning on doing for almost a year: reading the many books about Texas that I wasn’t exposed to until I was an adult.

The Wittliff Collections’ ‘Lonesome Dove’ Photo Exhibition Rides Again Across Texas

February 26, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

In January, I was able to catch Lonesome Dove—not the miniseries but the traveling exhibition produced by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.

West Texas Writing Great Elmer Kelton is Featured in New Wittliff Collection Materials

January 22, 2021 | By Anthony Head

When it comes to the Western novel as art form, a few authors typically come to mind—Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey, and Willa Cather among them.

Bill Wittliff, Lauded Texas Writer and Founder of Cultural Archives at Texas State, Has Died

June 27, 2018 | By

In memory of Bill Wittliff, who died Sunday, we revisit our July 2018 profile of Wittliff and the cultural archives he founded and developed at Texas State University, the Wittliff Collections.

Extraordinary Texans: Bill and Sally Wittliff

August 15, 2014 | By

Several years after the death of Texas literary legend J. Frank Dobie in 1964, aspiring writer and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife, Sally, purchased Dobie’s desk—and with it, 30 boxes of archives that would form the nucleus of today’s Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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