Category Archives: News

Central University Libraries Dean to speak at SMU’s 99th Annual Opening Convocation

McFarlin Auditorium 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013 During this monumental Year of the Library, Gillian M. McCombs, dean and director of the Central University Libraries, has been invited to give the 2013 convocation speech on Sunday, August 25. Opening Convocation is a tradition

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

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

New library resources available for SMU Alumni

A new portal for SMU Libraries Alumni Services and additional offerings for Alumni are now available at The link features several new several new featured online resources for Alumni including JSTOR, Project Muse, and Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary

Friends of the SMU Libraries co-sponsor Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

The Friends of the SMU Libraries and SMU Meadows Museum are co-sponsoring the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club at the Dallas Public Library.  The program is open to adult and children of all ages, and participating members will be eligible for prizes. More

SMU’s Four Millionth Volume Now Available Digitally

John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels A previously unknown journal by American explorer John Maley was presented to SMU’s DeGolyer Library on April 19th, 2013 by the SMU Board of Trustees to celebrate the opening of the George

Friends of the SMU Libraries Announce 2013 Grant Recipients

The Friends of the SMU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2013 grant recipients. Grants benefit all of the SMU Libraries. A complete list of grants can be found at

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,

Accepting nominations for staff awards – now through April 15th!

SMU Libraries Staff Awards The Committee for the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards is seeking nominations for the 2012/2013 awards.  The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Libraries and/or to the information professions, and service to library users.  There are

Celebrating Cy Barcus and the 1928 Mustang Band

Celebrating Cy Barcus and the 1928 Mustang Band Please join Friends of the SMU Libraries and the SMU Mustang Band for the 2013 premier of the 1928 recording of Varsity and Peruna by the Mustangs along with the recorded memories