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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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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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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 2012

New additions to CUL Digital Collections in November 2012 In November 2012, CUL uploaded 640 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 28,940 published items. Highlights include: 92 Texas-related oil negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of … Continue reading

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Feldbahn-Uebung, Uelzen-Celle, 1892, Photographs

This Geman railroad portfolio from 1892, held by SMU’s DeGolyer Library, consists of 32 plates documenting the railroad and military operations along the route from the German towns of Uelzen to Celle. This was a Feldbahn narrow gauge military railway … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: January 2012

In January, CUL uploaded 457 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 20,650 published items. Below are highlights: -  215 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant – Views of Texas Photographed by … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: August 2011

SMU Central University Libraries and Bridwell Library added 716 items into our digital collections in August. Below are some highlights from August: – 61 items from the Photographs of Q.S.T.S. “Lusitania” – 73 postcards from the Collection of cowboy postcards – … Continue reading

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Lusitania and Mauretania Photos

CUL Digital Collections has recently uploaded two photograph albums of the Lusitania and Mauretania passenger ships, held by Southern Methodist University’s DeGolyer Library. Photos of the Lusitania are part of the Photographs of Q.S.T.S. “Lusitania”. This album contains 59 photographs of … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: July 2011

A record 5,700 items were uploaded in July. A major portion of the items were 70 sketchbooks comprising 4,604 pages that were added to the Otis Dozier Sketchbooks collection. All 130 sketchbooks have now been cataloged and uploaded. This collection … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections: June 2011

CONTENTdm Collections   We added 621 items into our CONTENTdm collections in June. CUL now has 12,462 published items. Below are some highlights from April: – 20 Texas currency notes in John N. Rowe III Collection of Texas Currency – … Continue reading

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