Category Archives: Exhibits

Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. It is celebrated in the United States each year on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote

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Andy Hanson’s Dallas

This winter, we celebrated the life and professional legacy of Andy Hanson with our exhibit Andy Hanson: Picturing Dallas 1960-2008.  The exhibit allowed visitors to appreciate Hanson’s incredible talent and reflect on the history of Dallas. If you were unable to

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Under Construction–Putting the Pieces together for an Exhibit

When people think about working in a rare book library, they imagine librarians reading books all day. What they don’t imagine is the hard physical work that we do many days.   Lifting boxes of books. Shelving and reshelving books.

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An Evening Reminiscing

  On February 23, 2017, Bill Wittliff and Virgil Musick reunited for the first time in 20 years. Bill and Sally Wittliff, creators of the Encino Press, joined Virgil Musick, a faithful collector of their work, for an exhibition opening and

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THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS, 1886-2016: Celebrating 130 Years of a Texas Institution

This year, the State Fair of Texas is celebrating its 130th anniversary, a real Lone Star State tradition! Joining in the celebration, the DeGolyer Library will be kicking off the fun with an exhibition of State Fair photographs by Dallasite

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Exhibit: The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection

First Impressions: The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection Dates: January 30 – May 15, 2015 Times: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: DeGolyer Library About the exhibit The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection is an

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Exhibit – Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years

Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years Images and Objects from the Collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Announcement of Photography Location: DeGolyer Library Dates: October 23 – December 19, 2014 Times:

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Exhibit – The Not So Secret Life of the Faculty

The Not So Secret Life of the Faculty DeGolyer Library Professors teach classes— everyone knows this—but how do they spend their time outside of that MWF 8:00am seminar? Get a glimpse into the roles of Southern Methodist University professors as

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Exhibit – Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014

Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014 DeGolyer Library Exhibit About the exhibit: One could say that a piece of fiction is always selling something, such as a political idea, a belief of how the world operates or how people

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Exhibit – Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting

Travels in the Interior of North America … Karl Bodmer, artist Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting Theodore de Bry (1528-1598) Americae Pars I-XIII Frankfurt, 1590-1634 The exhibition features rare treasures from DeGolyer Library’s major collecting areas of

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