Highlights from SMU’s Central University Libraries’ Digital Collections
Posted on December 5, 2016 by Cynthia Boeke
The newly created Southern Methodist University Publications and Media Collection contains textual and visual publications created by students, staff, and/or professors of SMU, held by the SMU Archives. The student publications range from humor magazines to literary reviews to political newsletters. These publications were usually small and independent. Some lasted for one or two issues. Others may have lasted for several years. They are a great example of the artistic output, both literary and visually, of SMU’s student body.
127 items from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection as part of the TexTreasures FY2017 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Among this month’s uploads are 86 photographs related to the Texas Centennial, including photographs of the State Fair of Texas, the Opening Parade for the Texas Centennial Exposition Dallas 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt at the Dallas Centennial, the Cotton Bowl During Roosevelt’s Visit, and more. Another set, Engineering Proofs of Construction of White Rock Reservoir, includes 41 images of the White Rock Reservoir’s construction, 1910-1911.
94 photographs from the Collection of Photographs of Spain and Malta, detailing the life and architecture of Spain, Malta, and Gibraltar, with special emphasis on cathedrals, mosques, and ports.
6 panoramas from the Giesecke Family Collection of Photographs and Panoramas of Mexico, including panoramas of rural and mining villages in Mexico.
7 photographic postcards from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution by photographer L. O. She, highlighting the movements of various militia, including the Constitucionalistas in Ciudad Piedras Negras.16 videos from WFAA Newsfilm, 1960-1978, containing news clips and a- and b-roll footage from the Dallas ABC Television station covering July 1971. Highlights include Texas Governor John Connally [00:10] receiving a rousing welcome from a crowd at the Statler Hilton, and Bob Hope [01:07] being interviewed in [WFAA News Clips and B-roll, ca. July 3-7, 1971, Part 2]; United Transportation Union workers on strike and picketing at the Santa Fe Passenger Freight Traffic Center [00:13] in [WFAA News Clips and B-roll, ca. July 28-31, 1971, Part 2]; and a space simulation [00:09] in [WFAA News Clips and B-roll, ca. July 19-22, 1971, Part 2].