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Albert B. Alkek Library

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Guadalajara International Book Fair Exhibit

APRIL 5 - JUNE 15 

In November 2017, staff from Alkek Library attended FIL de Guadalajara, the 2nd largest book fair in the world, in Jalisco, Mexico, to select materials for Alkek Library's collection. Over 100 books were added to our collection including photography, literature, art, history, sociology, politics, maps, and more! The exhibit includes a selection of these books. You can view the whole list of books selected from the 2017 book fair here. Co-Curators: Liz King, Tara Spies Smith, and Lorin Flores.

Photo of Catching the Chain: Life and Death in Texas Prisons 1845-2017 Exhibit
“View of Mount Carmel from sniper’s nest,” ca March 1993, photographer unknown. Photographs, Box 41, Folder 11. Dick J. Reavis Papers, The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University.


Researching Justice: Primary Resources at the Alkek Library

JANUARY 26 - MAY 30 

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege, in The Wittliff Collections archives and in Government Documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more, about this event and other government actions, using library resources. Ashes of Waco is a digital collection from The Wittliff.

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