By Alice Liles
Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on August 18.
I wanted to share with my readers that my book, The Bright Lights of Muleshoe, has been recognized as a valuable source of historical information by three noteworthy institutions in the state of Texas.
In March of this year, I was notified that the book had been added to the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library as a permanent reference book available for research. The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library is a major regional repository containing factual documents and myriad other forms of information about the American Southwest with a strong focus on the history of West Texas, the High Plains, and Panhandle regions of Texas. Because the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library is recognized as a valuable regional historical depository and library, I am honored that my book has been judged to be a significant addition to their wealth of information. I am pleased that anyone interested in Muleshoe and Bailey County history can visit the center and request the book to find accurate information when researching related topics.
In July I was notified that the book had been accepted into the Texas State Library Archives in Austin where it will also be a noteworthy resource book available for people researching information about Muleshoe, Bailey County, and West Texas.
And finally, as an example of good literature worth reading, another copy of The Bright Lights of Muleshoe can also be found in the Texas Center for the Book in Austin, which is under the direction of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. State centers are affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. which seeks to promote literacy and a love of books and reading in all fifty states.
While this all sounds really formal and scholarly, it makes me want to say, “How cool is that!”
I’m really proud of the book receiving this recognition. If you would like a copy for your library, give me a call, and we can remedy that situation.
To read this and other stories about Muleshoe, go to my website, www.aliceliles.com .