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CUL Digital Collections Update: July 2014

In July 2014, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 459 items into our CUL Digital Collections web site. CUL Digital Collections now contain approximately 39,000 published items. Highlights include: Two albums of photographs by Sir Victor Sassoon. Landscapes, China and India, … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: June 2014

In June 2014, CUL uploaded 261 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 38,550 published items. Highlights include: 52 non-oil-related Texas negatives, August 1949-August 1954, by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant. Major companies … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: May 2014

In May 2014, CUL uploaded 398 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 38,289 published items. Highlights include: 2 items from the George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs, including the 17-page Specifications for Illuminating Outfits for Ships of … Continue reading

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Octavio Medellin and Mesoamerican Art: Influences and Inspirations

The Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and Artistic Processes digital collection contains nearly 4,000 digitized slides, sketches, photographs, and works of art held by the Bywaters Special Collections, a division of SMU’s Hamon Arts Library. More than 1,000 of the … Continue reading

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Forensic Railroad History: Detecting Hidden Orders for Locomotives

Locomotive Historian Gilbert H. Hoffman ordered the digitization of 19 Baldwin Locomotive Works’ Extra Order Books, 1890-1909, held by SMU’s DeGolyer Library. The handwritten ledgers, which contain orders for locomotive parts from the owners of the locomotive, can be used … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: April 2014

In April 2014, CUL uploaded 433 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 37,408 published items. Highlights include: 23 program covers from SMU football game programs, 1928-1963. Opponents include TCU, University of Arkansas, University of Missouri, Rice, Baylor, … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: March 2014

In March 2014, CUL uploaded 311 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 36,975 published items. Highlights include: 68 lithographs from Bossoli’s Views in The Crimea. / Brierly’s Marine & Coast Sketches of the Black Sea &c. Bossoli’s … Continue reading

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Newgulf: From Sulfur Boomtown to Texas Ghost Town

Now online are 49 photographic prints of Texas Gulf Sulphur Company interests (ca. 1939) in the company town of Newgulf, Texas. The images of the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company (later known as Texasgulf Inc.) are part of a TexTreasures 2014 … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: February 2014

In February 2014, CUL uploaded 427 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 36,664 published items. Highlights include: Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. [Panel 6], 1877, by Eadweard Muybridge[/caption] Panorama of San Francisco from California … Continue reading

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The Texas Zephyr: A Bygone Era in Luxury Train Travel

In the 1930s, in an effort to combat the declining number of passengers, several railroads adopted the lightweight, diesel-powered Streamliner passenger trains. Combining esthetic beauty with modern science, the Streamliners were more aerodynamic than previous trains, and able to reach … Continue reading

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