Category Archives: Photography

Melvin C. Shaffer World War II Photographs

Melvin C. Shaffer World War II Photographs housed at the DeGolyer Library depict local populations and conditions of North Africa, Italy, Southern France, and Germany from the years 1943 to 1945. Included are images of war-torn Europe with shattered buildings,

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Black Lives Matter

Today’s social environment reflects the turbulent and difficult times in which we find ourselves. We are experiencing national and global anger over the senseless killing of George Floyd and other African Americans by police. Black lives do matter, and people

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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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Kirk Douglas, Passing of a Hollywood Icon

One of the last survivors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Kirk Douglas died on February 5, 2020 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 103.  After an impoverished childhood with Jewish immigrant parents and six sisters, Douglas made his

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Independence Day at the Archives

Whether you’re barbecuing, watching the fireworks, or sticking close to the AC this Thursday, we hope you have a great day off celebrating the Fourth of July. The DeGolyer will be closed in observance of the holiday, but while we’re

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A Life of Service: George H. W. Bush

A Texas icon and 41st president, George H. W. Bush (1924-2018) died November 30, 2018 at his home in Houston. Bush, the patriarch of one of the most influential political families in the U.S., was 94. Barbara, his wife of

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Honoring Santos Rodriguez

Mid-May of this year, I discovered a series of contact sheets and photographs in the Andy Hanson collection here at the DeGolyer Library. Hanson was a photographer for the Dallas Times Herald. I didn’t know what I was looking at

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Kenda North Photography Collection

Kenda North Photography Archive Donated to the DeGolyer Library, SMU It is an honor to announce that Kenda North has donated her photographic archive to the DeGolyer Library to be included in the Archives of the Women of the Southwest.

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Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection Comes to the DeGolyer Library

[layerslider id=”3″]   Above: A small selection of items in the donation. Hover over an image to stop the automatic rotation. The DeGolyer is pleased to announce a major donation of rare photographs and books to the library by Jack and

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DeGolyer Photography Collections

With over 1,000,000 photographs and negatives in the DeGolyer Library, a review highlighting the diversity of photographers and subjects in the collection A to Z seemed in order – there are so many choices! A – Alaska. “Treadwell’s Gold Mine, D.I.” Partridge

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