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J. Frank Dobie

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Billy Porterfield, 1932 to 2014

During a career that spanned more than a half-century, Porterfield told stories — the universal and the intimate — with a distinctive style and keen ear for both the spoken and written word.

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Texas State acquires Billy Porterfield archives

Billy Porterfield, the legendary Texas journalist and award-winning author of several books, has donated his major archive to the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Davis to give reading at Texas State

The Wittliff Collections will host a reading by assistant curator and author, Steve Davis, at 4 p.m Thursday. Davis will read from his new' book, J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind, the first new biography of the...

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Hightower donates archive to Whitliff Collections

National media figure, populist and former Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower has donated his personal archive of papers, photos and memorabilia to the Whitliff Collections at Texas State.