Texas Hill Country Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Marcos: Witliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos

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Texas State University-San Marcos houses The Wittliff Collections, founded by Texas screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife, Sally. The collection maintains the Southwestern Writers Collection (papers and memorabilia) and photos from the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection. The collection includes the entire production record of the CBS miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” for which Wittliff was screenwriter.


  • 601 University Drive
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • 78666


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m, and Sunday  12-5 p.m. Call ahead to verify.

  •  Free