Highlights from SMU’s Central University Libraries’ Digital Collections


CUL Digital Collections Update: July 2015

Posted on August 3, 2015 by Cynthia Boeke

In July 2015, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 497 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 48,498 published items.

Highlights include:

George! By Gershwin!!, a Musical Salute to the 1930's, a performance April 24-27, 1980, by SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Dance

George! By Gershwin!!, a Musical Salute to the 1930’s, a performance April 24-27, 1980, by SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Dance

61 programs for dance concerts in the newly created SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Dance Concert Programs and Materials digital collection.

57 Texas railroad negatives from the Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. Collection of United States Railroad Photographs as part of the Texas Treasures FY2015 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The railroads include Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company, Houston & Texas Central Railway Company, Texas & Pacific Railway.The locations include Abilene, Austin, Big Spring, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ennis, Fort Worth, Hearne, Houston, Laredo, Lufkin, Marshall, McKinney, San Antonio, Seguin, Terrell, Weatherford. The TexTreasures 2015 grant is now complete, comprising 1,000 Texas railroad negatives.

[Elisabet Ney], ca. 1871

[Elisabet Ney], ca. 1871

The Archives of Women of the Southwest digital collection was fully published with a new home page. 51 photographs, manuscripts, and documents were uploaded, including the following:

3 items from the Lucy Pier Stevens Papers: [Lucy Pier Stevens’ Diary, February 27, 1860 – November 25, 1861], [Lucy Pier Stevens’ Diary, February 28, 1863 – December 31, 1864], and [Lucy Pier Stevens’ Photograph Album], ca.1861-1865.

48 items from the Edmund Montgomery and Elisabet Ney Papers, including photographs of Montgomery and Ney; Liendo Plantation, the couple’s home in Hempstead, TX; Formosa, Ney’s studio in Austin, which is now the Elisabet Ney Museum; and more.

170 items from the Potter Art Iron Studios Collection. There were 91 drawings from Box 23, 57 items from Box 24, and 22 items from Box 25. The digital collection is now complete, comprising 1745 items. This month’s uploads are described as follows:

Box 23 contains light fixtures, including lampposts, flush mounted and semi-flush mounted lights, chandeliers, pendant lights, and sconces, as well as console tables, screens, weather vanes, stair railings, signs, plant containers, mailboxes, and various types of grillwork.

Box 24 contains light fixtures, mailboxes, plant containers, patio furniture, railings for balconies, newspaper ads, brochures, invoices, a Park Cities newspaper, lettering, and advertisements/sales catalog pages.

Box 25 mainly contains advertisements/sales catalog pages and lettering.

Aanleg Cheribon – Kroja, Java, an album containing 98 photographs documenting the construction of the railway line between the cities of Cirebon and Kroya, in Java, Indonesia. Each photograph is presented separately in high resolution; the full album is available as a .pdf.

48 boudoir card photographs by Abel Briquet, ca. 1885-1899, from Views in Mexico. Images show towns, cities, city squares, streets, parks, rivers, volcanoes, churches, buildings, fountains, statues, monuments, and museums. Locations include Mexico City, Puebla, Toluca, Tampico, Orizaba, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Tula, Colonia San Javier, Aguascalientes, Amecameca, Pachuaca de Soto, Ayotla, Tuxpango, and Orizaba.

5 stereographs from the Collection of Stereographs of People, including a photograph of Queen Victoria, ca. 1883, and 4 stereographs that include photographs of President William McKinley, President Theodore Roosevelt, and Prince Henry of Prussia.

5 photographs of SMU, 1917, including Dallas Hall, the Dinkey streetcar, and the Women’s Dormitory.

AYoung Lady of Property, a Kinescope production of Horton Foote’s play broadcast on NBC on April 5, 1953, starring Joanne Woodward.


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