Texas State University: Wittliff Collections acquires Stevie Ray Vaughan music archive

Texas State University: Wittliff Collections acquires Stevie Ray Vaughan music archive. “The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University has acquired a significant archive of the late, legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The SRV archive, obtained from a private collector, is a major addition to the Texas Music Collection at The Wittliff, which already boasts archives from Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Marcia Ball, Cindy Walker and Asleep at the Wheel. The Wittliff is home to more than 500 historic literary, photographic, film and music collections, including one of the largest known collections of Tejano music materials and memorabilia in existence.”

Texas State University Starting Very Large Photo Digitizing Project

Texas State University is starting a very large digitizing project. “The San Marcos Daily Record donated its archive of photographic negatives to the University Archives in January 2016. The collection includes an estimated 800,000 images and spans approximately 70 years, from the mid-1930s to the 2000s. When combined with the negatives already housed in the University Archives, the number of negatives is estimated at 1.5 million. The ultimate goal is to digitize all negatives and make the vast majority of them accessible online. The project will be completed in stages over several years because of the massive size of the collection.”