The SMU Archives is looking for “a few good Rotundas.” To prepare for the SMU centennial, the archives department will need to deconstruct one copy from each class year.  “It breaks our heart to do this,” says University Archivist Joan Gosnell, “but this small sacrifice is for the greater good.”

The Archives is in need of SMU Rotundas from the following years: 1956, 1966, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1992 and 1996.

These yearbooks will not be returned, as they will be taken apart during the archiving process. If you own a Rotunda from one of these class years and would like to donate it to SMU Archives, please contact Joan Gosnell, University Archivist, at 214-768-2261 or Yearbooks can be shipped to:

DeGolyer Library
c/o Joan Gosnell
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750396
Dallas, TX  75275-0396

More information about accessing the archived yearbooks will be available later this year.


7 Comments » for A few good Rotundas
  1. Ann Grant Smith says:

    I have a 1956 Rotunda that I am happy to contribute. Just let me know.

  2. Hi Joan
    A good source to check for past Rotundas would be Half Price Books. Please check often. They get a lot of variety and sell fast.
    Cynthia Lucas

  3. I found that I have a 1966. Would you like for me to forward? Happy to help!
    Cindi Middleton Raymond, 1968

  4. Beth Noseworthy says:

    I have 78 and 79 Rotunda’s

  5. Beth Lowry Minton says:

    we have a 1971 Rotunda

  6. Connie Hall Impelman says:

    I also have a 1966 Rotunda. I’d rather bring it with me to Dallas the next time I visit. If you prefer Cindi Middleton Raymond to send hers, please advise.
    Glad to help as well!

  7. Winston Rhea says:

    Charlotte and I have an extra 1956 Rotunda that we would be happy to donate

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