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Texas State University: Wittliff Collections

By Katie KrupinskiCommunity Relations The Wittliff Collections is a museum with a wide variety of art based around Southwestern and Mexican culture. It currently contains many collections based around Southwestern and Mexican photography, writers, art, research and much more. For anyone interested, it is located on the 7th floor of Texas State University’s Albert B. Alkek Library and is free for all visitors upon appointment. “Asleep as the Wheel.” Photo […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 4

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Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own

By Maria Martinez Blog Content Contributor As we are celebrating the upcoming Women’s Day, we should honor and appreciate the women who have set names for themselves, who were not scared to pursue their dreams and who have inspired a lot of other women to do the same for themselves.  Internationally acclaimed Latina American novelist, Sandra Cisneros, is the subject of a major new exhibition in the Wittliff Collections at Texas […]

todayMarch 7, 2017 7

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The Texas Music Showcase is now open

By Jackie Ordonio News Reporter The seventh floor of the Alkek library is home to The Wittliff Collections that feature many different showcases of archives. The Wittliff is known for its permanent showcase, the Lonesome Dove collection, but a new and upcoming display may steal the limelight. The Texas Music Showcase highlights original artifacts that celebrate the heritage of Texas music. The showcase includes posters, handwritten songbooks, autographed instruments, records […]

todayFebruary 5, 2017

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Emilio Navaira Exhibit Opens to Public

By Amanda Forbes News Reporter The Wittliff Collections are showcasing memorabilia from Tejnano music legend Emilio Navaira in a special exhibit in Alkek Library. Navaira, who died this year at the age of 53, was considered a legend for the Tejano music industry. He grew up in San Antonio and attended Texas State University in the 1980s. David Coleman, director of the Wittliff Collections, said Navaira’s family was proud of […]

todayOctober 5, 2016 2

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Emilio Navaira Exhibit Opens to Public

By Amanda Forbes News Reporter The Wittliff Collections are showcasing memorabilia from Tejnano music legend Emilio Navaira in a special exhibit in Alkek Library. Navaira, who died this year at the age of 53, was considered a legend for the Tejano music industry. He grew up in San Antonio and attended Texas State University in the 1980’s. David Coleman, director of the Wittliff Collections, said Navaira’s family was proud of his […]

todayOctober 3, 2016 2

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Monday News Rundown (12-1-14)

By Emily Parma Assistant Web Content Manager With the deadline for funding the government quickly approaching on Dec. 11,  John Boehner and other Republican leaders feel engaging in a spending confrontation is the wrong way to counter the White House. According to The New York Times, President Obama’s executive action over immigration has left the Republicans furious. Boehner says he promises to fight the president “tooth and nail” and that […]

todayDecember 1, 2014

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Wittliff Collections: ‘East Texas In Story And Song’

By Jordan Gass-Poore' Web Content Manager Award-winning author Joe R. Lansdale ("Bubba Ho-tep") discussed his relationship with his native East Texas and how this oftentimes misunderstood region has affected his life and work (of nearly 50 novels and counting) during an event earlier this month at Texas State's Wittliff Collections, which houses his archive. Lansdale's latest novel to be adopted into a movie, "Cold in July," stars Michael C. Hall […]

todayOctober 10, 2014 5 1

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Alkek Library Hosts Wittliff Collections

On Thursday, April 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of Alkek, there will be a writing beyond borders conversation and a book signing following that. Texas State is presenting four distinguished alumnus to come and speak and have books for sale afterwards. It is an event that is bringing together four very different writers that have work that extends beyond the borders of the southwest. One of the writers, Tino […]

todayFebruary 24, 2014 10

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Newscast: Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections’ main mission is to collect and preserve the creative legacy of the Southwest. Through the acquisition of works of the Southwest’s literature, film, music and photography the Wittliff Collections hope to foster “the spirit of place” in the wider world. Right now the Wittliff Collections have a photography exhibition by the Mexican artist, Manuel Alvarez, which took twenty years to put together. The Media Relations and Publications […]

todaySeptember 6, 2013 10

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