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
- 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
- 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.
In October, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 401 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 19,300 published items.
Below are some highlights from October 2011:
- 19 items from the Inaugural celebration of the Mexico, Cuernavaca & Pacific Railway
- 20 locomotive builders’ cards from Baldwin Locomotive Works
- 7 photographs of Monterey Mexico, ca. 1885-1890
- 27 aerial photographs, including Palm Beach and other estates, ca. 1930-1934, by Robert Yarnall Richie
- 5 issues of The Decentralizer, 1913-1914, a socialist newspaper covering Texas and Oklahoma
- 34 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency
- 129 items, uploaded and/or provided with enhanced descriptive annotations, in the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection
- 151 issues of the SMU student newspaper.
Shown above left: Frederick Guest’s ‘Villa Artemis’ estate, Palm Beach, FL, ca. 1930-1934, by Robert Yarnall Richie. Shown above right: The Decentralizer, March 1, 1913, a monthly socialist journal from Hallettsville.
General Sterling Price, Confederate States Army
Southern Methodist University libraries added 477 items into our CONTENTdm collections in September. Central University Libraries now has approximately 19,000 published items.
Below are some highlights from September:
- 13 items from the Collection of Civil War and military cartes de visite and portraits
- 6 items from the Alexander Gardner cartes de visite and portraits
- 37 photographs from Partridge’s Alaska photographs, 1887
- 18 items from the Locomotive builders’ photographs
Cowboy Head, ca. 1940, by Jerry Bywaters
- 39 prints from the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest
- 186 items uploaded and/or annotated in the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection
- 15 reproduction orders, including 8 photographs by Jack Kilby; a photo of Martin Luther King speaking at SMU in 1966; and 6 items from the Horton Foote collection.
- 20 aerial photographs from the 1930s, including Palm Beach and Long Island estates and the Empire State Building, by Robert Yarnall Richie
- 81 student newspapersfrom 1928
Shown above left: [General Sterling Price, Confederate States Army], watercolor, ca. 1860-1869. Above right: Cowboy Head, ca. 1940, by Jerry Bywaters.
SMU Central University Libraries and Bridwell Library added 716 items into our digital collections in August.
Below are some highlights from August:
Paint Colt, 1937, by Jerry Bywaters
- 61 items from the Photographs of Q.S.T.S. “Lusitania”
- 73 postcards from the Collection of cowboy postcards
- 105 stereographs from the Collection of Carleton E. Watkins western stereoscopic views
- 6 card photographs from D.B. Chase’s Views of Colorado, New Mexico and Mexico
- 9 works of art in the Texas Artists digital collection
- 242 items in the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection
- 119 student papers in the Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers collection
- 43 currency notes in the John N. Rowe III Collection of Texas Currency
- 8 items in the Civil War: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints collection
- 35 fantasy self-portraits by Lynn Lennon
Stern view of Lusitania on stocks showing the propellers and launching cradle
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 exterior and interior views of the Cunard Steamship Company ship, R.M.S. Lusitania. The Lusitania, the sister ship to the Mauretania, was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War I in 1915 off the coast of Ireland and sank in 18 minutes. Over 1, 000 passengers died. Besides civilians, the Lusitania was carrying large amounts of rifle ammunition. Photographs in the album are by Bedford Lemere & Co., architectural photographers to His Majesty the King
At full speed on the measured mile, Mauretania
Photos of the Mauretania are part of the R.M.S. Mauretania accession. An album contains 30 photographs of the Cunard Line luxury passenger ship, the R.M.S. Mauretania. Images include the dining room, lounge, deck areas, and state rooms. Also, included are views of ship construction, the ship in the harbor, the bridge, crew, kitchen, and engine room. Another related set of related photographs includes 21 separate prints of the Mauretania. The Mauretania was the sister ship to the Lusitania and was launched September 20, 1906.
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 is a cooperative project with the Dallas Museum of Art.
Below are some highlights from July:
Verandah cafe from the R.M.S. Mauretania
- Bedford Lemere & Co.’s R.M.S. Maurentania in the Europe, Asia, and India: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints collection.
- DeForrest Judd’s Colorado ’66 Sketchbook (101 pages) in Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper. All nine Judd sketchbooks have now been digitized, cataloged and uploaded into the collection.
- A. A. Forbes’ Arizona and California, album in the U.S. West: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints collection.
- The Spanish American War accession in the Latin America: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints collection. This series of three photographs shows the ceremony marking the end of Spanish rule in Cuba on January 1, 1899, and the beginning of the U.S. occupation of Cuba.
- 113 .pdf files in the Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers collection.
Republic of Texas $100.00 (one hundred dollars) consolidated fund note signed by Francis R. Lubbock on September 1, 1837
- 26 Texas currency notes in John N. Rowe III Collection of Texas Currency
- 437 items in the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
- 2 gigaku masks in the Mary McCord-Edyth Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts collection.
- 13 photographs of WFAA and The Dallas Morning News in the Belo Records, 1842-2007 collection.
- Bridwell Library published 66 prints in the Prints by Albrecht Dürer collection.
(Shown above right: Verandah cafe from the R.M.S. Mauretania, ca. 1904-1907. Above left: Republic of Texas $100.00 (one hundred dollars) consolidated fund note signed by Francis R. Lubbock on September 1, 1837.
Mrs. Keegan putting on lipstick, ca. 1930s, by Robert Yarnall Richie
Robert Yarnall Richie was a corporate industrial photographer, whose main body of work spans the 1930s-1970s. We are constantly amazed by the ingenuity of his photography.
We are adding many more items to the Robert Yarnall Richie Photographs digital collection. The latest uploads include a series of negatives for S.K.F. Bearing, a wonderful photo of Mrs. Keegan putting on lipstick, a set on scientific work being done on the Mount Palomar Observatory by Corning Glass Works telescope, and a large group of prints and negatives of the New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453.
Take a look. You won’t be disappointed!