Crossroads Staff

Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., Associate Archivist

Dr. Curtis Peoples is a native of West Texas. He has been involved in the music business for three decades. He is a graduate and former instructor of the Sound Technology program at South Plains College. He has worked in recording studios and has been a production manager for many events and venues. In 2001 he helped launch the Crossroads of Music Archive at the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University. He is currently the curator for the archive. His research centers on the music and place of West Texas.

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Andy Wilkinson, Artist in residence

Andy Wilkinson is a writer and singer of contemporary western folk music. Through his poems and songs, he weaves images of people and places in telling the tales of the American West of yesterday and today.

His material comes from true stories of the past and present, real events in the lives and times of the people of the West like his distant uncle Charlie Goodnight, pioneer trail-driver and cattleman, or Comanche chief Quanah Parker, or Billy the Kid. But most of his stories are taken from extraordinary happenings in the lives of ordinary people -- an angel on the running board...
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Elissa Stroman, Unit Coordinator

Hometown: Sweetwater, TX

Elissa began work at the Crossroads in August 2007 as a student assistant. After taking a year hiatus to be a Teaching Assistant for the School of Music, she returned to work here in August 2010 as a full-time employee. She graduated summa cum laude with Departmental Honors from McMurry University in Abilene, TX in May 2007 with a Bachelors of Art in Music (minors in English, History, and German), and in August 2010 graduated from Texas Tech University with a Masters Degree in Musicology. Her thesis is entitled...
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