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David Coleman

Director, The Wittliff Collections

Email: dlc160@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

Our space is my favorite thing at The Wittliff.  Our warm and welcoming galleries and reading room invite all visitors to become inspired by our region's creative artists.

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Steve Davis

Curator, Southwestern Writers Collection

Email: sd03@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

The J. Frank Dobie Papers, donated by Bill and Sally Wittliff, are my favorite things at The Wittliff because they were the spark that created The Wittliff Collections.

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Carla Ellard

Photography Archivist, Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection

Email: ce10@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

One of my favorite things at The Wittliff is the Mexican photographer’s camera, horse and tourist photographs. The photographer set it up in the town plaza, attracting tourists for a souvenir photograph. It is a unique time-capsule.

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Lauren Goodley

Archivist

Email: L_G138@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

An audiotape interview with Tejano singer Esmi Talamantez is my favorite thing at The Wittliff. In it, she talks about what Selena meant to her, as a strong and powerful female performer. 

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Lyda Guz

Events Coordinator

Email: lwg11@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

My favorite things at The Wittliff are all the animal, critter and nature photographs in our collections, from bugs and lizards to bobcats and skunks! 

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Tabitha Henderson

Archives Assistant

Email: tbd1@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

Percy Jackson’s sword, Anaklusmos, is my favorite thing at The Wittliff. As a fan of Rick Riordan, it was amazing to see this incredible artifact in person in life-like size! It’s a must-see for any Lightning Thief fan here at The Wittliff! 

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Elizabeth Moeller

Administrative Assistant

Email: ehm1@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

My favorite thing at The Wittliff is the Jerry Jeff Walker archive. I grew up listening to Jerry Jeff and one of my favorite songs was “Mr. Bojangles.” It is amazing to be able to interact with things that contain songs from your childhood.

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Hector Saldaña

Texas Music Curator

Email: has81@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

My favorite thing at The Wittliff is a handful of musical scores handwritten by Cenobio Hernandez, a silent film era orchestra musician, whose waltzes and polkas for his granddaughters are a window to the sounds of San Antonio in the 1940s.

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Katie Salzmann

Lead Archivist

Email: s31@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

My favorite thing at The Wittliff are the researchers. We preserve these collections so that they will be used, and it is wonderful when someone comes in – no matter their age, background, or interests – and discover something that really resonates with them.

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Mark Willenborg

Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

Email: markw@txstate.edu

What is your favorite thing at The Wittliff?

My favorite thing in The Wittliff is Willie Nelson’s first songbook. I mean, the guy had written a song called “Hangover Blues" by the time he was 12! That’s serious business!