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

90 items were annotated and/or uploaded in the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection, including 68 postcards.

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.

In December 2011, we uploaded 52 items into Flickr, including 15 photographs from Mexican troops, Cinco de Mayo, 1902, and 37 early Texas postcards.

Shown left: Schooner Entering Harbor, Galveston, Texas ca. 1912, added to a new Flickr set of early Texas postcards.


1 Comment » for CUL Digital Collections: December 2011
  1. I noticed with excitement that your Civil War cartes de visite are available to be used with the proper citation added. Thank you very much for making these images available to researchers and students of the Civil War. I’ll be bookmarking this site as a potential place to find images of Civil War generals who participated in the Siege of Petersburg.

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