Music Libraries and Archives in West Texas


Number of Listings: 4

Hardin-Simmons University | Smith Music Library

  • P.O. Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698-6230
  • (325) 670-1565
  • Murl Sickbert, Music Librarian
  • WebsiteEmail
  • Genres: Classical • Gospel
  • Subcategories: Music archives • Music instruction materials
  • Smith Music Library, a separate library located in Caldwell Hall on Cedar Street, contains study scores, collected works of various composers, recordings, reference materials, and virtually all of HSU's books relating to the various areas of music. Listening equipment is provided, and the library houses the recorded concerts and recitals of the School of Music.

    Sul Ross State University | Archives of the Big Bend

    • Box C-149, Alpine, TX 79832
    • (432) 837-8388 • (432) 837-8127
    • Melleta Bell, Senior Archivist • Florence J Garza (Jerri), Associate Archivist
    • WebsiteEmail
    • Genre: Folk/Acoustic
    • Subcategory: Music archives
    • Affiliations: Society of American Archivists • Society of Southwest Archivists
    • Established: 1977
      Sul Ross State University's Wilson Collection of Folk Music at the Archives of the Big Bend features tapes and transcripts from West Texas musicians and residents. Compiled by Dr. Tramel Rex Wilson, Professor of Music at Sul Ross State University.

      Heart of Texas Country Music Museum

      • 1701 South Bridge Street, Brady, TX 76825-7031
      • (325) 597-1895 • (325) 597-2119
      • Tracy Pitcox • Sharon Jackson, Office Manager • Charla Pitcox
      • WebsiteEmail
      • Genre: Country
      • Subcategory: Music archives
      • Established: 1989
        The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum is open Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Our collection is represented by over 150 display items from country music entertainers.

        Roy Orbison Museum

        • Wink, TX 79789-0621
        • (432) 527-3441 • (432) 527-3708
        • Dorothy Wolf • Debbie Carter, volunteer
        • WebsiteEmail
        • Subcategory: Music archives
        • Roy Orbison Museum is located in Wink on Highway 115. The museum features memorabilia from his boyhood as well as his musical career. Record albums and singles are displayed in cases as well as the singer's trademark sunglasses. Call for tours.