Crossroads of Music Archive Faculty & Staff


Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., Archivist

Curtis Peoples, Ph.D. is an Archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech University (TTU). Dr. Peoples has 19 years of experience in archival work. During 2002, he established the Crossroads of Music Archive in the SWC/SCL and is the archivist for the collection. He is also the head of the Crossroads Recording Studio in the TTU Library.

A guitarist and composer who has worked in the music business for four decades, Dr. Peoples has done sound engineering and produced numerous events. He is a graduate and former instructor of the Sound...
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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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Jon Holmes, Manager

A Lubbock native and Texas Tech graduate, Jon is widely published in US, European and Asian newspapers and magazines. His films have won gold medals at the Atlanta and Venice (Italy) film festivals.

Jon also published two highly illustrated works of history, the widely reviewed Texas: A Self-Portrait (Harry N. Abrams) and Texas Sport (Texas Monthly Press), as well as contributions to two books by Ansel Adams. He previously managed PR and the art collection for Polaroid Corporation and was named Humanist of the Year by the Ethical Society of Boston.

Jon has worked ten years...
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Cynthia Curry, Graduate Assistant

Cynthia Curry was born in Plainview, Texas, where she earned a B.A. in Music from Wayland Baptist University in 1982. She worked in banking for the next twenty years while performing as a vocalist at Shreveport Opera, Louisiana Tech University choral department, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Choir, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Orpheus Choral Ensemble of Dallas, Choral Artists of Dallas, gospel trios, civic choruses, and Texas Ranger baseball games.

She has taught private voice lessons at the middle and high school level in Richardson, Coppell, and Lubbock, Texas where most...
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Jarrett Toland, Student Assistant

Jarrett Toland is attending South Plains College and working on a degree in Sound Technology.


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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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