In December, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 401 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 20,200 published items. Below are highlights:
– 57 issues of early SMU student newspapers
– 86 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant
– 56 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency
– 16 photographs from the Hamburg-Amerika line ships, ca. 1888-1894
– 30 glass and film negatives, mostly lithographs, from the Collection of Railroad Negatives
– 8 slides of the Gold Bird sculpture by Octavio Medellin
– 50 negatives, including 25 of mansions mainly in Palm Beach, Florida, ca. 1930-1934, by Robert Yarnall Richie
– 7 cartes de visite from the Civil War era
Shown above left: Cartoon from the May 21, 1921, issue of The Campus, Student Newspaper of Southern Methodist University. Shown right: Mexia On Fire, Night of Jan. 14, 1922 was one of the early Texas postcards digitized in December.
Shown left: Schooner Entering Harbor, Galveston, Texas ca. 1912, added to a new Flickr set of early Texas postcards.