Category Archives: Libraries

Restored to grandeur

Hundreds of guests enjoyed their first look at the restored Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room on Founders’ Day, April 15. The inspiring space for studying and research includes handcrafted Thos. Moser furniture, which can also be found in distinguished libraries

Transforming a Space for Learning

The first Founders’ Day Weekend of SMU’s second century started on the steps of the traditional “heart of the university,” where the SMU community gathered April 15 to celebrate donors to the renovation of Fondren Library. With their gifts, the

Fondren Centennial Reading Room

As SMU concludes its centennial celebration and begins a second century of achievement, the University is restoring the grand reading room in historic Fondren Library Center to its original grandeur. Made possible by the generosity of The Fondren Foundation, the

The Impact of Giving

Recent gifts to The Second Century Campaign have provided support for all three of The Second Century Campaign’s priorities, helping enhance faculty and academic excellence, student quality and the campus experience. Gift for new dining commons Anita and Truman Arnold

Library Treasures

Year of Library Celebrated: New gifts help libraries meet evolving needs

New Second Century Campaign leadership gifts totaling $8.5 million will provide crucial support for the renovation and updating of two of SMU’s libraries. The gifts were announced as the University continues to celebrate the Year of the Library, part of

Gifts totaling $8.5 million designated for renovation of two SMU libraries

SMU Celebrates Libraries

Year of the Library highlights special collections In 2013, as part of its Second Century Celebration, SMU is commemorating the Year of the Library – celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University’s first library, the appointment of

Library Renovation Planned: Fondren to be modernized in line with new library model

A great library is an essential component of a great university. As SMU celebrates its centennial, the University has unveiled a new initiative to modernize the Fondren Library Center, updating the facility in line with a new model of libraries

Preserving Texas Business History: Belo Corp. Donates Archives

Researchers are gaining a window on the history of a major Texas media company, thanks to Belo Corp.’s donation of its corporate archives to DeGolyer Library. The archives include thousands of documents and other materials from the company, owner of