Specht, Joe W. 1945-

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Specht, Joe W. 1945-

PERSONAL:

Born February 8, 1945, in Marlin, TX; son of Floyd P., Jr. (a retail merchant) and Alyce (a homemaker) Specht; married Alice Wilson (a librarian), December 30, 1972; children: Mary Helen. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of North Texas, B.A., 1968, M.L.S., 1972, M.A., 1973. Politics: "Yellow-dog Democrat."

ADDRESSES:

Home—Abilene, TX. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of North Texas, Denton, professional library assistant, 1972-73; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, social sciences reference librarian, 19737-5; McMurry University, Abilene, TX, library director, 1975-2007. Military service: U.S. Army, 1968-70.

MEMBER:

Texas Library Association, Texas State Historical Association, West Texas Historical Association.

WRITINGS:

(Editor) The Roots of Texas Music, Texas A&M University Press (College Station, TX), 2003.

The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song, State House Press (Abilene, TX), 2006.

Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Texas Music History, Heritage Journal, West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, and Old Time Music.

SIDELIGHTS:

Joe W. Specht told CA: "The Lone Star State and all things Texan continue to inspire and influence my writing."

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