Highlights from SMU’s Central University Libraries’ Digital Collections


CUL Digital Collections Update: April 2015

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Cynthia Boeke

In April 2015, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 506 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 47,293 published items.

[Pedestal Lantern with Rearing Horse Motif], ca. 1930s-1950s, by Potter Art Iron Studios


Highlights include:
[Pedestal Lantern with Rearing Horse Motif], ca. 1930s-1950s, by Potter Art Iron Studios

260 drawings from the Potter Art Iron Studios Collection. There were 80 drawings from Box 13, 102 drawings from Box 14, and 78 drawings from Box 20. These drawings mainly show sconces, pendant lights, chandeliers, flush mounted and semi-flush mounted lights, and lanterns.

105 Texas railroad negatives from the Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. Collection of United States Railroad Photographs as part of the Texas Treasures FY2015 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Locations depicted include Carrollton, Celina, Commerce, Corsicana, Dallas, Denison, El Paso, Ennis, Fort Worth, Frisco, Georgetown, Irving, Laredo, McKinney, Mount Pleasant, Quanah, San Antonio, Sherman, and Tyler, Texas.

17 photographs of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western locomotives and barges taken between 1926 and 1959 and including some images captured by noted DL&W photographers William B. Barry, Jr., and Watson B. Bunnell.

[Woman in Tehuana Costume Holding Bowl], ca. 1920s

[Woman in Tehuana Costume Holding Bowl], ca. 1920s


11 postcards from the Collection of Early Postcards of Mexico, including four real photographic postcards of women in Tehuana costume, ca. 1920s-1930s.

12 photographs of Mexico, ca. 1880s, by Abel Briquet, including 11 stereographs.

4 stereographs of the U.S. West by Carleton Watkins.

8 stereographs from the Collection of Stereographs of People, including 4 of President Theodore Roosevelt and Prince Henry of Prussia.

7 stereographs from the Banks McLaurin Stereograph Collection, ca. 1910s, showing games and activities relating to Halloween.

37 photographs from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas image collection, including 12 cartes de visite portraits, ca. 1860s and ca. 1880s, 10 of which depict members of the Oram family; 7 real photographic postcards showing World War 1-related parades in Dallas and Fort Worth, including the Preparedness Parade of Dallas, the 90th Division Victory Parade, and the 36th Division Review Parade; and 14 real photographic postcards of Garland, TX, ca. 1907-1930s.

14 SMU basketball programs, 1947-1955, depicting regular season games, tournaments and regional game programs presenting the Ponies and the Colts competing against their rivals Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor, Rice, T.C.U., Bradley, University of Kansas, Minnesota and Lon Morris. Programs may include information pertaining to conference schedules, local advertisements, players and coaches.

6 erecting card and detail drawings by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1904-1916, including [New Orleans & North Eastern Tank, Index No. 445A-33] , [White Pass & Yukon, Locomotive 68, Erecting Card Drawing No. 5977], [McCloud River, Locomotives 14 and 15, Erecting Card Drawing No. 5942] , [Maui Agricultural, Locomotive 5, Erecting Card No. 8997], [Flagstaff Lumber Manufacturing, Locomotive 5, Erecting Card Drawing No. 8883], and [McCloud River, Locomotive 18, Erecting Card Drawing No. 8328] .


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