are housed in the historic J. Frank Dobie home adjacent to campus.
A writer and chronicler of the folklore of Texas and the Southwest,
Dobie published some 25 books in his distinguished career -- among
them The Longhorns, Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver,
and Coronado's Children -- and from 1914 to 1947 was
a member of the English faculty of the University of Texas. Until
his death in 1964, Dobie met with students and colleagues in a kind
of informal literary salon in the backyard of the house Waller Creek.
The house is listed in the National Register of
Historic Places and designated as a Texas Historic Landmark. It
was aquired for UT in 1995 by a generous group of benefactors and
friends of the University interested in linking Dobie's unique legacy
with the Michener Center for Writers. The upstairs library, available
to students, also serves as a seminar room for visiting faculty