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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CUL Digital Collections: October 2011

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:

Frederick Guest's 'Villa Artemis' estate, Palm Beach, FL, ca. 1930s- 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

The Decentralizer, March 1, 1913- 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.

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CUL Digital Collections: September 2011

General Sterling Price, Confederate States Army

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

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.

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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:

Paint Colt, 1937, by Jerry Bywaters

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


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Lusitania and Mauretania Photos

“]Stern view of Lusitania on stocks showing the propellers and launching cradle]

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

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.

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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 is a cooperative project with the Dallas Museum of Art.

Below are some highlights from July:

Verandah cafe from the R.M.S. Mauretania

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

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.

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