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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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Amazing Collection of Photos and Art

The Wittliff has moving exhibits and all are well worth seeing. They have a permanent exhibit from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GuidaSue
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San Marcos, Texas
A must see for Lonesome Dove fans

The collection is very small but movie props including costumes, photos ( the one from the saloon... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
dallastraveler03
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Dallas
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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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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 19 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 27 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
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We went to Texas State for a college visit with our daughter. We decided to go up to the 7th floor to get a view of the campus. My husband and I are both alumni and so much has changed! When we got up there...More

2  Thank Olga R
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Wittliff Collections is a little-known gem located on the top floor of the Texas State University Library. The permanent collection includes incredible photography as well as items and props used in the actual Lonesome Dove movie. There is also a collection from the famed...More

3  Thank Sara A
Reviewed 16 May 2015

When driving from Austin to San Antonio, we always stop at the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University in the Alkek Library. We have seen everything from amazing photography exhibits to a great display of posters from the 60's and 70's music scene in Austin....More

4  Thank K A
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