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News Release — October 15, 2008

Third Annual Archives Month Celebration

SAN MARCOS, Texas—To mark their third annual National Archives Month celebration, on Friday, October 24 the Wittliff Collections and University Archives at Texas State University-San Marcos will co-host a panel of area archivists and librarians for a conversation about designing online archival exhibits. A catered, hors d’oeuvres reception will follow.

This event is part of the Texas State library’s third annual Archives Month celebration and is designed to help de-mystify the process of creating a successful online exhibit of archival materials. Each panelist will explain and demonstrate a particular exhibit then the floor will be opened for questions from the audience.

Scheduled panelists are: Liz Clare, Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Angela McClendon, University Archives, University of Texas-San Antonio; Stephen Mielke, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas-Austin; and Tara Spies, the Wittliff Collections, Texas State.

The panel is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 105/106 of Texas State’s Alkek Library. Both are free and open to the public, and panel attendance is not required to attend the reception. Guests are asked to RSVP to or (512) 245-2313 with names of attendees.

This is an exciting time for archives at Texas State. Expansion of the Wittliff’s Southwestern Writers Collection reading room and Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection galleries begins in November, and work on the online exhibit of Dick Reavis’s Branch Davidian research materials is underway. Also, preparations have begun to create storage, research, and exhibit space on the 5th floor for the University Archives.

The Alkek Library is currently showing three archival exhibits. On the 2nd floor, campus history from the University Archives is on display until October 31. On the 1st floor, costumes, props, and other movie-making materials can be seen from the Wittliff’s Lonesome Dove Archive. Also from the Wittliff Collections, 45 Photographs is on display on the 7th floor until renovations start next month.