Highlights from SMU’s Central University Libraries’ Digital Collections


CUL Digital Collections Update: August 2015

Posted on September 1, 2015 by Cynthia Boeke

Obispado, Monterrey, N.L., ca. 1905, by J. G. Hatton

In August 2015, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 215 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 48,713 published items.

Highlights include:

Panorama de Guadalajara, ca. 1864-1879, by J. Ibarra

Panorama de Guadalajara, ca. 1864-1879, by J. Ibarra

11 photographs by Abel Briquet, ca. 1885-1899, from Views in Mexico.

33 postcards of Monterrey and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, from the Collection of Early Postcards of Mexico.

7 stereographs of Puebla and Guadalajara by Justo Ibarra, ca. 1869-1874, from Stereographs of Mexico.

Contract Drawings … of the Blackwell’s Island Bridge over the East River, between the Boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, 1907, by the New York (N.Y.). Department of Bridges.

Plan for transit connections over East River Bridges, 1903, 1907, by the New York (N.Y.). Department of Bridges.

64 postcards, ca. 1910s-1930s, from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection
depicting the Texas oil boom.

Anchor Your Savings in Kirkland, the Harbor of Opportunity, 1912. In 1910, Burke & Farrar, a Seattle real estate company, bought up the vacant lots in Kirkland, Washington, and began to promote the area for homes and businesses. This brochure is a part of their 1912 promotion campaign.

24 stereographs from the Banks McLaurin, Jr. Stereograph Collection, depicting natural disasters such as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, 1903 Kansas City flood, 1871 Chicago fire, 1896 St. Louis tornado, 1889 Johnstown flood, and 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee, as well the U.S. Texas battleship, ca. 1897-1910.

Annette Harvey Diary, 1906-1910. Annette Harvey was the daughter of William Hope Harvey, aka “Coin” Harvey, a well-known businessman, politician, author and founder of the resort of Monte Ne and the Ozark Association. Annette’s diary describes visits, housework, dances, parties, a train trip to New York, weather, church services and socials over a 5 year period.

Page from Annette Harvey Diary, 1906-1910

Page from Annette Harvey Diary, 1906-1910

United States Army 1st Cavalry records, 1829-1840. This military letterbook contains general orders and court martial records for United States Army Cavalry Dragoons for the period 1833-1838 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Camp Jackson, Missouri. Included are signatures of Jefferson Davis, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Kearny, and Colonel Henry Dodge.

69 items from the Hervey A. Priddy Collection of American Presidential and Political Memorabilia, including political and/or campaign-related items from elections spanning 1840-1980. Items include lithographs, posters, buttons, medalets, lapel pins, tokens, medallions, charms, ribbons, and newspaper articles.

[Lucy Pier Stevens’ Request for Passage], April 17, 1865. This handwritten letter is a request from Lucy Pier Stevens for passage on the first available “flag of truce” boat out of Galveston, Texas, so she can return home after four years’ wait in Texas with relatives during the Civil War.


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