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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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CUL Digital Collections Update: January 2014

In January 2014, CUL uploaded 518 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 36,217 published items. Highlights include: 146 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant. Major companies include Imperial Sugar … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: December 2013

In December 2013, SMU Central University Libraries (CUL) uploaded 488 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has 35,699 published items. Highlights include: 172 non-oil related Texas negatives, ca. 1930s-1940s, by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 … Continue reading

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Coco Chanel’s Dallas Visit, September 1957

On December 10, 2013, the House of Chanel will host the Métiers d’Art, a “yearly pre-fall collection and runway show dedicated to the history of the house’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel” (Dallasnews.com, 2013) in Fair Park, Dallas. Chanel’s roots in … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: November 2013

In November 2013, CUL uploaded 476 items into our CONTENTdm collections. Highlights include: 134 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant to digitize photographs and negatives of Richie’s non-oil-related clients in Texas. Clients … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: October 2013

In October 2013, CUL uploaded 502 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 34,735 published items. Highlights include: 139 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant 15 photographs and documents from … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, Dallas, George Converse Papers and Photographs, Railroads, Robert Yarnall Richie, Texas photographs, U.S. West | Leave a comment

Trinity River Flood Control Depicted in Miscellaneous Aerial Views of Dallas, 1930s-1940s

The city of Dallas has a long and tumultuous history with the Trinity River. Photographs now available online from SMU’s Edwin J. Foscue Map Library document a period when Dallas officials began the arduous process of trying to exert control … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: September 2013

In September 2013, CUL uploaded 1,086 items into our CONTENTdm collections. Highlights include: 60 photographs and prints in the newly-created Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection on Theodore Roosevelt. 410 slides in the Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: August 2013

A new web page was created for the Fred Harvey Co. Materials from the DeGolyer Library, which are a subset of the items contained in the U.S. West: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection that contains photographs, images, albums, and … Continue reading

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