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A Road Trip Through Cormac McCarthy’s Texas

June 15, 2023 | By Thom Denton

With the sad news of the passing of a literary giant Tuesday, the question was begged, “Has there ever been a writer more closely associated with Texas than Cormac McCarthy?

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.

Wittliff Collections: Exploring the Galleries

January 17, 2010 | By Nola McKey

To fully appreciate the diverse offerings of The Wittliff Collections, visitors first need to know that the handsome, 4,080-square-foot archive has two major components—the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection.

The Wittliff Collections: Sharing a Spirit of Place

January 17, 2010 | By Jan Reid

On the seventh floor of the Alkek Library in the middle of Texas State University, I take in windowed views of the spring-fed San Marcos River and the hilly, wooded alma mater of Lyndon Johnson, and then I walk through a place that always feels like a piece of home.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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