CUL Digital Collections: July 2012

In July 2012, CUL uploaded 318 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 23,920 published items. 

Below are highlights:

Calavera de las elecciones presidenciales, 1919, illustrated by Jose Guadalupe Posada

Calavera de las elecciones presidenciales, 1919, illustrated by Jose Guadalupe Posada

129 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY2012 TexTreasures grant

20 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

50 slides in Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and Artistic Processes

92 documents in the Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

14 broadsides illustrated by Jose Guadalupe Posada

17 photographs from Brehme photographs of Mexico

33 broadsides from the Advertisements in rhyme for business enterprises in Texas, Louisiana, and Indian Territory

El Ixtaccihuatl y el Popocatepetl, ca. 1908-1915, by Hugo Brehme

El Ixtaccihuatl y el Popocatepetl, ca. 1908-1915, by Hugo Brehme

4 cartes de visite and 1 stereograph from the Collection of Civil War and military cartes de visite and portraits

Shown above left: Print by Jose Guadalupe Posada in the Calavera de las elecciones presidenciales, 1919, broadside. This image includes the “chepito el marihuano”, a caricature created by Posada to satirize a certain type of upper-class Mexican man. Shown right: El Ixtaccihuatl y el Popocatepetl, ca. 1908-1915, by Hugo Brehme, shows two Mexican volcanoes.

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CUL Digital Collections: June 2012

CONTENTdm Collections

In June 2012, CUL uploaded 453 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 23,600 published items. 

Rita Crocker Clements and William ''Bill'' Perry Clements, Jr., ca. 1960s

Rita Crocker Clements and William "Bill" Perry Clements, Jr., ca. 1960s.

Below are highlights:

85 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY2012 TexTreasures grant

31 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

64 photographs and documents in the Southern Methodist University Campus Memories collection

48 slides in Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and Artistic Processes

43 negatives in the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection, including 23 aerial view of mansions in Newport, RI, ca. 1932-1934

Mule car of only international street railway in the world, El Paso-Juarez, 1902.

Mule car of only international street railway in the world, El Paso-Juarez, 1902.

92 documents in the Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

40 broadsides illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada

25 images from the El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico album, 1902

25 images from the Stereos of Mexico

Volumes 61-82 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works engine specifications, 1869-1938

Shown above left: Rita Crocker Clements and William “Bill” Perry Clements, Jr., ca. 1960s. Right: Mule car of only international street railway in the world, El Paso-Juarez, 1902.

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CUL Digital Collections: May 2012

In May 2012, CUL uploaded 608 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 23,150 published items. (Note: Items include individual pages in compound objects.)

Detail, Wood Carving, O. Medellin, No. 15

Detail, Wood Carving, O. Medellin, No. 15

Below are highlights:

53 Texas photographs into the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection as part of the Summerlee Texas History Grant

71 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant

43 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

General Alvaro Obregon, President-Elect of Mexico, 1928

General Alvaro Obregon, President-Elect of Mexico, 1928

161 slides in Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and Artistic Processes

75 negatives in the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection, including 13 negatives from Mission Manufacturing, 1944, Houston, and 48 negatives showing aerial views of mansions, estates, and landmarks ca. 1932-1934

69 documents in the Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

26 real photographic postcards and photos from American border troops and the Mexican Revolution

Las Mujeres Martirizadas!! Crimenes nunca vistos en la ciudad de Mexico, por Roman Palma, 1899, illustrated by Jose Guadalupe Posada

Las Mujeres Martirizadas!! Crimenes nunca vistos en la ciudad de Mexico, por Roman Palma, 1899, illustrated by Jose Guadalupe Posada

71 photographs and postcards from various railroad accessions

7 stereoviews from the Collection of Civil War era stereographs

12 items from the Jack Kilby Papers and Jack Kilby Photographs collections

20 broadsides illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada.

Shown top left: Detail, Wood Carving, O. Medellin, No. 15. Above right: General Alvaro Obregon, President-Elect of Mexico, 1928. Left: Las mujeres martirizadas!! Crimenes nunca vistos en la ciudad de Mexico, por Roman Palma, 1899, illustrated by Jose Guadalupe Posada.

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CUL Digital Collections: April 2012

Rancho Encinal, page 6

Rancho Encinal, page 6

In April 2012, CUL uploaded 527 items into our CONTENTdm collections

Below are highlights:

Rancho Encinal, an album containing 48 pages of photographs of the DeGolyer estate at White Rock Lake

43 Texas photographs into the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection as part of the Summerlee Texas History Grant

105 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant

48 items, mostly from the Everette Lee DeGolyer, Sr. papers

Ziegler's Saloon $1.00 (one dollar) private scrip, Corpus Christi, July 4, 1862

Ziegler's Saloon $1.00 (one dollar) private scrip, Corpus Christi, July 4, 1862

55 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

32 slides from the Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and Artistic Processes

30 stereoviews from the Stereos of Mexico

41 stereoviews by Alexander Gardner, including 38 stereoviews from the Across the continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division and 3 stereoviews from the Scenes in the Indian country

24 negatives from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photographs collection

101 documents in the newly restructured Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

Shown top right: Page 6 from the Rancho Encinal album. Above left: Ziegler’s Saloon $1.00 (one dollar) private scrip, Corpus Christi, July 4, 1862.

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CUL Digital Collections: March 2012

CONTENTdm Collections

H. P. Dyer, Bonham, Texas, 1855In March, SMU Central University Libraries uploaded 677 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 22,013 published items. 

Below are highlights:

A copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence

7 movies in the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection

20 items from the LHL Eisenbahn-Technische Ausstellung “Seddin” album

124 Texas photographs into the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection as part of the Summerlee Texas History Grant, including 9 daguerreotypes

Pam Lange interviews Frances Bearden, wife of Texas artist and SMU art professor Ed Bearden36 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

36 stereoviews from the Collection of Civil War era stereographs

4 Civil War cartes de visite and portaits

20 items from the Arnold Jung locomotives accession

56 negatives and photographs from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photographs collection, including 16 images for Women’s History Month

225 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant

15 oral histories in the SMU Video Archive Series

4 Civil War cartes de visite and portraits

Jack Kilby's The Truth, ca. 196816 items from the George A. McAfee photographs

5 photographs from the Stanley Marcus papers

102 documents in the newly restructured Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

5 drawings from the Alvin Colt design drawings, photographs, and other materials for Neiman Marcus Fortnights

14 items in the Jack Kilby Photographs and Manuscripts collection

Shown top right: H. P. Dyer, Bonham, Texas, 1855, was one of nine daguerreotypes digitized and uploaded into the Lawrence T. Jones III collection as part of the Summerlee grant.  Above left: Pam Lange interviews Frances Bearden, wife of Texas artist and SMU art professor Ed Bearden, as part of SMU’s Video Archive Series. Above right: Jack Kilby’s The Truth.

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CUL Digital Collections: February 2012

In February, CUL uploaded 686 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 21,336 published items.

Below are highlights:

Deep Therapy Department, Baylor University Hospital, Drs. Martin and Martin, ca. 1920s

Deep Therapy Department, Baylor University Hospital, Drs. Martin and Martin, ca. 1920s

116 Texas photographs into the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection as part of the Summerlee Texas History Grant

21 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

10 items in the newly-created Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest.

8 items in Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

1939 The Semi-Weekly Campus Goes To Press video into the Southern Methodist University Campus Memories collection

18 negatives from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photographs collection

Carib Gold, 1956

Carib Gold, 1956

52 items into the Railroads: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints collection, including 34 glass and film negatives, mostly lithographs, from the Collection of Railroad Negatives and 18 items from the Central Pacific Railroad accession

Carib Gold, 1956, by Splendora Film Corp., in the newly created G. William Jones Film and Video Collection

7 movies in the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection

15 early card photographs from the Colorado Stereos accession

2 videos in the John G. Tower Multimedia collection, including Tight Money, High Interest Rates, and Inflation and Vietnam Press Conference

Boogie Woogie Blues

Boogie Woogie Blues

115 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant

145 documents in the newly restructured Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

Bridwell Library made public the Collection on Frances E. Willard and created Lantern slides produced by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Shown above right: Deep Therapy Department, Baylor University Hospital, Drs. Martin and Martin, ca. 1920s. Above left: Carib Gold, 1956. Right: Boogie Woogie Blues, starring Hadda Brooks.

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Feldbahn-Uebung, Uelzen-Celle, 1892, Photographs

Bruecke ueber die Lutter bei Herrmannsburg

Bridge over the Lutter River at Herrmannsburg, 1892

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 (built by specialists) from Uelzen to Celle via Hermannsburg, built to conduct maneuvers (Uebung) and involving troops from various parts of Germany, notably Prussia, Saxonia and Bavaria. The photos show railroad depots, bridges, locomotives, trains, military encampments, and landscapes.

View the complete portfolio: Feldbahn-Uebung, Uelzen-Celle, 1892.

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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.

Henry Ward Beecher, ca. 1870sBelow are highlights:

215 early Texas postcards digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant

- Views of Texas Photographed by S. B. Hill, ca. 1880s, uploaded into the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection as part of the Summerlee Grant

- 64 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

- 33 photographs from the Feldbahn-Uebung, Uelzen-Celle, 1892 portfolio

- 34 glass and film negatives, mostly lithographs, from the Collection of Railroad Negatives and 3 German locomotives from Hannoversche Maschinenbau-Actien-Gesellschaft locomotives

- 30 letters in the newly restructured Cantonment Burgwin Postings collection

C. D. Cosner & Co. 10 cents (ten cents) private scrip - 7 cartes de visite from the Civil War era

- Homecoming 1950, a 17 minute video,  into Southern Methodist University Campus Memories

- Mexican Mining & Smelting Company album, 1902, comprising 34 pages.

 Shown above right: Henry Ward Beecher, ca. 1870s.  Shown left: C. D. Cosner & Co. 10 cents (ten cents) private scrip, 1865, from Marion County.


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CUL Digital Collections: December 2011

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.

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CUL Digital Collections: November 2011


'Philadelphia' locomotive and tender, 1838
In November, CUL uploaded 566 items into our CONTENTdm collections. Below are some highlights:

- 29 items, mostly lithographs, from the Collection of Railroad Negatives

-16 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

Echo, written by Aaron Spelling, was produced by the SMU Arden Club in 1947- 67 items in the McCord-Renshaw Performing Arts digital collection, including 31 photographs and  35 theater programs from the SMU Arden Club

- 96 photographs of the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco

- 12 Civil War cartes de visite

- 92 students newspapers from 1922-1923

- 6 sketches by Jerry Bywaters

- 39 aerial photographs, including Palm Beach, FL; Sandy Point, Long Island; and other estates, ca. 1930-1934, by Robert Yarnall Richie

The Famous Blockade Runner 'Hornet.' Aransas Pass, Texas.- 209 early Texas postcards from the Eric Steinfeldt collection of maritime views digitized as part of the FY 2012 TexTreasures grant

Shown above left: [‘Philadelphia’ locomotive and tender, 1838, by Hermann Engel. Shown above right: Echo, a one-act play written by Aaron Spelling, was produced by the SMU Arden Club in 1947. Shown left: The Famous Blockade Runner “Hornet.” Aransas Pass, Texas, ca. 1920s.

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