Monthly Archives: May 2011

New photo of Jesse Owens

Most of the time, we know precisely what is in each collection of photographs. Sometimes, we are pleasantly surprised. The Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection never fails us, in this regard. Robert Yarnall Richie (1908-1984) worked as a free-lance commercial … Continue reading

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Everyone loves the cat!

Everyone seems to love this photo of a tabby cat posed with a Mexican serape. Taken ca. 1862-1868, it is presented as a cased, ambrotype photograph. Views of domesticated animals from this time period were very rare, indicating that the owner … Continue reading

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VE Day Images

Today is the 66th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), which marks the end of Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) has three collections pertaining to World War II: – Melvin C.  … Continue reading

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DeForrest Judd’s Big Bend, Hill Country, and Caddo Lake Sketchbook

Today, we uploaded DeForrest Judd’s Big Bend, Hill Country, and Caddo Lake Sketchbook, comprising 124 pages of  images. DeForrest H. Judd, a native of Hartsgrove, Ohio, lived most of his life in Dallas working as an artist and teaching at … Continue reading

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CUL: Digital Collections: April 2011

This blog is designed to provide more information on the items that are uploaded into Southern Methodist University’s digital collections. I work for the Central University Libraries (CUL) as the digital collections developer. Each month, we upload hundreds of digitized … Continue reading

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