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The Wittliff Collections

Alkek Library, 7th Floor, Texas State University San Marcos,, San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-245-2313
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The work is beautiful, but it's small--just a library floor. If you're bored on campus one day... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
megcb27
A required pilgrimage for all Lonesome Dove fans

Being a life long Lonesome Dove aficionado, this place was a must. It was a bit hard to find in... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
AnnieJ52
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Edgewater, Maryland
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Founded in 1986, the Wittliff Collections are devoted to collecting and preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest and to fostering “the spirit of place” in the wider world through the acquisition of significant archives and works of the Southwest’s literature, film and music, as well as the photography of the Southwest and Mexico. The Wittliff Collections welcome visitors, tours, and classes, host lectures, readings, and symposia, assist researchers, and present major exhibitions year-round from their archival repositories in over 6,600 square feet of viewing space.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alkek Library, 7th Floor, Texas State University San Marcos,, San Marcos, TX 78666
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The work is beautiful, but it's small--just a library floor. If you're bored on campus one day, give it a 30 minute walk through, but if you want a real museum go to San Antonio or Austin.

Thank megcb27
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Being a life long Lonesome Dove aficionado, this place was a must. It was a bit hard to find in the Uni er site, and parking was a challenge. Ended up having to get a visitor's pass from a garage attendant from a small lot...More

Thank AnnieJ52
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Wittliff is proud to be the complete repository for Larry McMurtry's novel "Lonesome Dove. All the research, work in progress, notes, all the drama around the making of the 1989 tv miniseries, it's all here to check out. Besides this a fascinating history of...More

Thank music-professor
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Wittliff has moving exhibits and all are well worth seeing. They have a permanent exhibit from Lonesome Dove which Bill Wittliff did much of the historical photography for. You can also purchase the book which is an amazing coffee table book. I have had...More

Thank GuidaSue
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The collection is very small but movie props including costumes, photos ( the one from the saloon in San Antonio) and the original sign. Meaningless to casual watchers but moving to real fans of the series. Rest of the museum is eclectic but may not...More

Thank dallastraveler03
Reviewed 20 February 2017

First off, we found the Alkek Library to be extremely hard to find & get to. We had to ask 2 different students & a professor we found walking in the area before we found it. Once we did find it, we had to park...More

1  Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Witliff Collection of fine photography is an amazing archive found in the Alkek Library at Texas State University. Open to the public and a generous gift to lovers of fine photography. Bill Witliff, Hollywood Screen Play Writer, collector, and philantropist has amassed and incredible...More

Thank Clarke H
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Wow!! This place is Super Perfect!! Friendly Staff!! Wonderful Management!! I love the Lonesome Dove and this place had everything I was looking for.

1  Thank Austin H
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very nice art gallery on the Texas State University campus. It's located on the top floor of one of the libraries there. Great show.

1  Thank TheCoveredDish
Reviewed 8 August 2016

it's a great place to visit on my lunch break. I work at txstate. I don't travel much.the only time I got to travel far was when I joined the Marines in 1971 I was 19. other than that I'm a hometown citizen.

1  Thank perezrobert57
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