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 Technology program at South Plains College, and currently serves as chair of the SPC Sound Technology Advisory Board. He also serves as Chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, as well as their Assistant Conference Manger. Dr. Peoples also teaches the History of West Texas Music and Texas Music History: Race, Class, and Gender for the TTU Honors College. His research centers on music and place.