Highlights from SMU’s Central University Libraries’ Digital Collections
Posted on October 4, 2016 by Cynthia Boeke
26 items from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution, including postcards, photographs, and clippings of Emiliano Zapata and his forces.
Oraciones y exercicios devotos para oir misa…,1838, a Spanish book of prayers and devotional exercises that was published in Taos, New Mexico.
19 blueprints of Dallas Hall from SMU Archives that date back to 1912, illustrating the conduit layouts, framing plans, and floor plans for various parts of the building.75 stereographs from the Banks McLaurin, Jr. Stereograph Collection, including a set depicting Iraq, ca. 1890s-1900s, highlighting the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Another group shows historic Jewish sites in what is now modern-day Israel, ca. 1890s-1910s. Another set shows Egypt at the turn of the 20th century, including images of Egyptian pyramids and architecture, life in the market, and tourist locales.
83 videos from WFAA Newsfilm, 1960-1978, containing news clips and a- and b-roll footage from the Dallas ABC Television station covering June 26-December 31, 1970.
11 speeches from former Dallas Mayor J. Erik Jonsson from the J. Erik Jonsson Papers collection. Highlights included speeches, notes, and memos of remarks given at memorials for Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Also included is a presentation to American Airlines about the potential move of American Airlines headquarters to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. American Airlines headquarters moved to Fort Worth in 1979.
A City Plan for Dallas, 1911, a one-volume work prepared by George E. Kessler, Landscape Architect of St. Louis and Kansas City. The document includes planning details for levees, transportation, civic buildings, parks and playgrounds, and other city improvements.
27 programs from Mary McCord-Edyth Renshaw Collection of the Performing Arts from multiple Little Theatre of Dallas seasons spanning 1927-1930.
27 negatives from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection showing the solvent extraction process for the creation of pharmaceuticals. Highlighted is the use of the Podbielniak Contactor, a liquid-liquid centrifugal extractor and separator. Companies seen using the device include Sun Oil Company, Wyeth Inc., Sharpe & Dohme (now Merck), and Charles Pfizer Company.
32 builders’ cards from the Baldwin Locomotive Works Builders’ Cards collection.