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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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Wonderful collection of musical history and photography

I spent an hour or so immersed in the history of Jerry Jeff Walker in the Viva! Jerry Jeff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MLB59
Very nice place with nice collections

Very nice exhibits of photos, music and the arts. There is no close parking, but it is worth the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
daddymo2
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Buda, Texas
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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...more
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Alkek Library, 7th Floor, Texas State University San Marcos,, San Marcos, TX 78666
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+1 512-245-2313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent an hour or so immersed in the history of Jerry Jeff Walker in the Viva! Jerry Jeff! exhibit. I then was able to view the amazing and unique photographic exhibit of Bill Wittliff. The best part of the day was taking in the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Very nice exhibits of photos, music and the arts. There is no close parking, but it is worth the trip. Free admission with many exhibits. They have an outstanding collection of Texas music by Texas born artists. Very nice. They do a good job here.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

If possible, do not miss the collections at this Library. Beautiful displays of art and musicians -- and other visual delights.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This collection is on the 7th floor of the library. They also had an exhibit of unusual "pinhole" camera photos. There was an exhibit of photos about music and dance. It is well worth a visit and is free.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Wittliff Collection is well worth your time to visit. I especially enjoy the Southwestern and Mexican Photography collection, but everyone enjoys the Lonesome Dove TV series collection. Be sure to check them out on their web site before your visit. Oh did I mention...More

Thank Charles J
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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.

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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
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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
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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

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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

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