Michaux Nash Jr. ’56 ended a three-decade treasure hunt a few years ago by completing the only known collection of sheriffs’ badges from all 254 Texas counties. Nash, a fourth-generation Dallasite and third-generation banker, donated the collection to SMU last year. It is a one-of-a-kind collection because regulations now prohibit private individuals from obtaining genuine law enforcement badges, says DeGolyer Library Director Russell Martin ’78, ’86. The collection can be viewed at DeGolyer Library; call 214-768-2253.
Badges Of Honor
June 1, 2011