Category Archives: Exhibits

DeGolyer Library Exhibit – Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014

Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014 DeGolyer Library Exhibit About the exhibit: One could say that a piece of fiction is always selling something, such as a political idea, a belief of how the world operates or how people … Continue reading

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DeGolyer exhibit opening March 27: Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014

Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014 Opening Event: Reception and talk by guest curator Marc Selvaggio Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 6:00 reception, 6:30 lecture Place: DeGolyer Library About the exhibit One could say that a piece of … Continue reading

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SMU Lit Fest : Then & Now – exhibit at Fondren Library Center through June 9

LitFest Then… And Now Exhibit March 17 – June 9, 2014 Fondren Library Center Lobby The first SMU Literary Festival was held in 1975 and for many years thereafter it attracted major stars of the literary world to Dallas.  John … Continue reading

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JFK:50 Exhibit at Fondren Library Center

The exhibition commemorates the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 and features items from the Cabell, Belo, Marcus and personal collections including: correspondence sent to the Mayor of Dallas in the wake of the assassination; the speech President Kennedy was … Continue reading

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Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting – exhibit now open

Travels in the Interior of North America …  Karl Bodmer, artist Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting Theodore de Bry (1528-1598) Americae Pars I-XIII Frankfurt, 1590-1634 The exhibition features rare treasures from DeGolyer Library’s major collecting areas of … Continue reading

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Let’s Read – Library Figurines on display at Fondren Library Center through September 16th

Let’s Read: The van Breda Collection of Library Figurines Nancy and Michael van Breda have been collecting reader figurines for over 20 years. Collecting readers has been a labor of love and one they plan to continue. Read more about … Continue reading

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Hail to the Chief: Presidential History in Word and Image; DeGolyer Library July 14 – 27

George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, which includes the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, will be displayed July 14-27 at SMU’s DeGolyer Library. The 106-page volume … Continue reading

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Join us for SMU Community Day, Hail to the Chief Presidential Exhibit on July 20

Colonial America will come alive on the SMU campus July 20 at SMU Community Day, inspired by the on-campus exhibit of George Washington’s copy of the U.S. Constitution. Kids can write with a quill pen, make a yarn toy or play … Continue reading

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Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters – on display at DeGolyer Library through May 24th

Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters Exhibition at DeGolyer Library Acclaimed author Joe Coomer ’81 recently donated his literary archive — more than 20 boxes of materials – to the DeGolyer Library. The current exhibit draws on this wealth of … Continue reading

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John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels; April 23-May 24: DeGolyer Library Exhibit

John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels; April 23-May 24 Exhibit at DeGolyer Library John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels, a previously unknown manuscript account of the Mississippi Valley, 1808-1812, will be on display April 23-May 24, … Continue reading

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