November 20, 2008

Marsh Terry is telling SMU’s story with a little help from his friends. From High on the Hilltop . . . Marshall Terry’s History of SMU with Various Essays by His Colleagues explores the University’s past, present and future through the lens of a writer who helped shape his alma mater for more than 50 years. Marshall Terry (’53, ’54), E.A. Lilly Professor of English emeritus, served as a professor of literature and creative writing, chair of the English Department, and associate provost. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of SMU and a Fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters. In a brief history, Terry surveys the University’s development from its founding in 1911 to the present. To complement the story, he invited 14 members of the SMU community to write essays on topics ranging from the building of Dallas Hall to a vision of the centennial years of 2011 and 2015, the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening. From High on the Hilltop, published jointly by SMU’s DeGolyer Library and Three Forks Press of Dallas, costs $24.95 for paperback and $34.95 for clothbound. It is available
from DeGolyer Library, 214-768-3231; SMU Bookstore, 214-768-2435;
and Three Forks Press.