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Wittliff Collections News Releases


Ray Benson donates archive to The Wittliff.

Hector Saldaña named curator of Texas Music Collection at The Wittliff.

Jerry Jeff Walker donates archive to The Wittliff

The Wittliff Establishes Texas Music Collection

Acclaimed Historical Novelist Ann Weisgarber Donates Archive to The Wittliff

Texas State Celebrates Sandra Cisneros

Wittliff Collections Travel Grant Made Permanent by Generosity of Houston Philanthropist

The Wittliff and Austin Film Festival Collaborate to Digitize More Than 20 Years of Material 

New Photo Exhibition at The Wittliff Explores The Human Condition

Sandra Cisneros the Focus of New Exhibition at The Wittliff


Wittliff Collections Acquires Majority of Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian

Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, January 3, 2016

Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story to open at Sid Richardson Museum, January 4, 2016

Exhibit at Sid Richardson Museum Kicks Off 'Lonesome Dove' Reunion Celebration, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 6, 2016

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Cormac McCarthy: Unveiling a Legend—new exhibition reveals author's creative process

• The Wittliff opens Charles Bowden Papers for research; memorializes reporter's death

• The Wittliff acquires historic Tafolla materials

• Texas State presents Bill and Sally Wittliff with honorary doctorates

• The Wittliff Collections reveal Coming to Light: Recent Photographic Acquisitions

• The Wittliff presents Writing Beyond Borders: A Conversation — April 3, 2014

African American playwrights take center stage: Acting Up and Getting Down

• Acclaimed filmmaker Severo Perez donates his archive to the Wittliff

• The Wittliff presents new exhibition and book: Man and Beast by Mary Ellen Mark

• Now on view: multimedia exhibition by Michael Nye: Fine Line: Mental Health / Mental Illness


• Authors Steve Davis (Wittliff curator) and Bill Minutaglio (Wittliff donor) discuss Dallas 1963

• The Wittliff's Manuel Álvarez Bravo photography collection makes debut in landmark exhibition 

México lindo exhibition is drawn from the Wittliff's significant Mexican photography holdings

• Wittliff Collections open first-ever exhibition drawn exclusively from their Sam Shepard Papers

• Susan Toomey Frost donates Guillermo Kahlo Collection to the Wittliff

• Bill and Sally Wittliff donate Vaquero statue by Clete Shields to Texas State

• Border Writers / Escritores de la Frontera Literary Symposium

• Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back

• Complete Colección Río de Luz donated by Geoff Winningham

• A Conversation with Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II on January 22, 2013

• Prominent authors, journalists featured at free events


• Kazim Ali ro read ar semester's final event on November 29, 2012

Photographer Kate Breakey to speak and sign books on November 10, 2012

Archives Day features staff from George W. Bush Presidential Library

The Wittliff Collections celebrates A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove with a panel discussion

The Wittliff Collections acquire the major papers of author Tom Grimes

Poet Cyrus Cassells to read from his fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika

The Wittliff Collections host New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Rolando Hinojosa, Arturo Madrid, and Carmen Tafolla featured at "Voces y Memorias" symposium

Louise Erdrich to read at the Wittliff Collections

Timeless Mexico: Exhibition reception and book party on March 24

Dagoberto Gilb to read at the Wittliff Collections

The Still Water / Simmons Challenge

Richard Siken to read at the Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections Announce Spring 2012 Calendar


The Wittliff Collections host Spirit of Place 25th Anniversary Gala

Sixth Annual Archives Day celebration on October 14

Dr. David Coleman appointed director of Texas State’s Wittliff Collections

Texas Literary Life: A conversation with Sarah Bird, Elizabeth Crook, Stephen Harrigan

Exhibitions and open house celebrate the Wittliff Collections’ 25th anniversary

The Wittliff Collections honored with TAM design awards in every category

1936 San José Texas Centennial Table donated by Susan Frost now on view

Vintage Vinyl exhibit highlights rare and unique records in the Wittliff Collections' music holdings

The Edge of Time: Photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky first 25th anniversary exhibition

Texas State honors legendary country songwriter Freddy Powers

Frost Bank gift honored with major exhibition of Robb Kendrick tintypes

Smithsonian traveling exhibition Bittersweet Harvest documents bracero worker program

The Wittliff Collections acquire major Sam Shepard Collection

The Wittliff Collections present Big Bend: Land of the Texas Imagination

The Wittliff Collections, Texas State host Rolando Hinojosa / Miguel Méndez Literary Symposium:
Vida y Honor / Life & Honor


New film documents history and versatility of Wimberley artist Buck Winn

The Wittliff Collections and Texas Monthly toast the career of Gary Cartwright

Kate Breakey, A.D. Coleman to speak at Painted Light reception and book launch

Premiere exhibition from the Cormac McCarthy Archive on view now at the Wittliff Collections

Public history students process Benton, Querry, and Jackson collections

Fifth Annual Archives Day celebrated

Willie Nelson Recording Collection added to Wittliff Collections Nelson archives

Neal Barrett, Jr. named 2010 SFWA Author Emeritus at the annual Nebula Awards

The Wittliff Collections publish In Search of the Blues: A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas

Dick J. Reavis reads from his new book, Catching Out: The Secret World of Day Laborers

The Jim Hightower Archive on view + "The Living Spirit of Texas Populism" festivities

¡Viva México! celebrates the country in over 100 photographs

Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy new carbon digital prints on exhibit

Billy Porterfield donates archive to Wittliff Collections


Susan Frost donates Hugo Brehme collection

Assistant Curator Steve Davis publishes new Dobie biography

Actress and storyteller brings Katherine Anne Porter to life

Frost Bank donates Robb Kendrick tintypes

New literary series book published: Together, Alone, by Susan Wittig Albert

Fourth annual Archives Month celebrated

Grand reopening of the Wittliff Collections exhibitions features Keith Carter

Anniversary edition of A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove published

Author Bud Shrake mourned

The Wittliff Collections open Cormac McCarthy Papers

Steve Davis inducted into Texas Institute of Letters

Lonesome Dove anniversary gala + cast reunion postponed

The Wittliff Collections congratulate Texas Medal of Arts winners

Jim Hightower donates his archive to the Wittliff Collections


Carmen Tafolla to read at the Wittliff Collections

Third annual Archives Month celebrated

The Wittliff Collections awarded TSLAC grant to create online Ashes of Waco exhibition

Construction to begin on the Wittliff Collections expansion

Masterworks from the Wittliff's Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection

Images of children from the Wittliff's Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection

Treasures from The Wittliff Collections Evoke the “Spirit of Place” at the Austin Airport

Land of the Permanent Wave, An Edwin "Bud" Shrake Reader

Photographs and Monotypes by Children of Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

Southwestern Writers Collection celebrates newest anthology Lone Star Sleuths

Rivers of Texas: A Texas State Common Experience at the Southwestern Writers Collection

Southwestern Writers Collection and Wittliff Gallery are now The Wittliff Collections

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