• San Marcos, TX: Southwest Texas State University (Albert B. Alkek Library), 1993.
  • oblong 8vo
  • paper wrappers
  • 34 pages

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 136129

A fine copy. This dedication booklet was issued to document the 1991 dedication of the new space for the Southwest Writers Collection at the Southwest Texas State University [now Texas State University]. XX [From the SW Writers Collection website]: An extraordinary collection of rare and unique treasures awaits visitors to the Southwestern Writers Collection, a distinguished archival repository that collects and preserves the works of the region's renowned writers, filmmakers, and musicians. Celebrating the Southwest's unique heritage, the Writers Collection explores the relationship between art and place with public exhibitions, research opportunities, and lively events that bring together many of today's leading voices in the arts. Bill and Sally Wittliff founded the Writers Collection in 1986 with the first of many gifts: papers from author and folklorist J. Frank Dobie which included diaries, journals, manuscripts for published and unpublished books, personal correspondence, candid snapshots, and memorabilia. In the years since, the Writers Collection has grown tremendously - thanks to university support, the work of staff members, the continuing efforts of the Wittliffs, and the gifts of hundreds of individual donors - resulting in a rich assemblage that commands international attention. XX This booklet contains an introduction by Texas author Larry L. King, Welcome speech by Joan L. Heath of the university library, an overview of the Southwestern Writers Collection by Richard A. Holland, a dedicatory speech by John Graves, remarks by Bill Wittliff, and remarks by then-governor Ann W. Richards. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.