CUL Digital Collections Update: April 2014

In April 2014, CUL uploaded 433 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 37,408 published items.

Highlights include:

23 program covers from SMU football game programs, 1928-1963. Opponents include TCU, University of Arkansas, University of Missouri, Rice, Baylor, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Ohio State, George Tech, Navy, Texas, Texas Tech, and Purdue.

62 issues of the SMU student newspaper from 1947.

9 Civil War photographs: One set of 7 stereoviews includes a sculpture by John Rogers called “The Wounded Scout,” the Gun Yards at Fort Monroe, and a photograph of the 134th Illinois Volunteers taken by John Carbutt, who followed the regiment from their training facility in Illinois to their garrisoning at Columbus, Kentucky, photographing them along the way. Also uploaded were a carte de visite of John R. Coxe, Captain, Assistant Commissary of Subsistence and a tintype of four Civil War Sons of Veterans from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, ca. 1890, wearing Grand Army of the Republic Camp Medals.

Public Library & Temple of the Winds, 1856, Sevastopol, Crimea

Public Library & Temple of the Winds, 1856, Sevastopol, Crimea

The Seat of War in the East … 1st-2d series, ca. 1855-1856, a bound volume comprising 81 lithographic prints and 36 sketches by William Simpson depicting various aspects and military campaigns/battles during the Crimean War as seen by Simpson during his tenure as an observer/camp follower for the British Army in the Crimea. Of special note are Simpson’s sketches of the famous “Charge of the Light Brigade,” as well as the funeral procession of FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan and commander of the English forces in the Crimea, during the Crimean War.

4 panoramic photographs from the Giesecke Family Collection of Photographs and Panoramas of Mexico, ca. 1909-1911, including the Hacienda San Diego in San Luis Potosi, a birds-eye view of Zacatecas, a group shot of several hundred miners, possibly in Zacatecas, and a hacienda wedding procession, possibly in Rioverde, San Luis Potosi.

Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People; Murals from the Temple of the Tigers at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, a portfolio containing 11 block prints by Octavio Medellin originally published by the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in 1947.

Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People, [Plate IX], 1947, by Octavio Medellin

Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People, [Plate IX], 1947, by Octavio Medellin

Bengal-Nagpur Railway, 1890, the first album (Album 1) in a two-album set depicting the construction of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway, ca. 1890-1897. Album 1 contains 45 albumen prints mounted one to a page, with large-format views of railroad and bridge construction showing tracks, tunnels, landscapes, Indian workers, ships, and British engineers in India. A related pamphlet was also uploaded, Bengal-Nagpur Railway: Its History and Development. Parts I. and II.

Two daguerreotypes, ca. 1850s, of Eliza Crary and Clarendon Harrisfrom the Collection of Cased photographs and Tintypes.

38 aerial photographs, ca. 1932-1934, by Robert Yarnall Richie featuring estates in Westchester, Putnam and Nassau Counties, New York; Somerset County, New Jersey; and Fairfield County, Connecticut, as well as the Montauk Yacht Club, located in East Hampton, the Creek Club in Locust Valley, New York, and the Danbury Fair in Danbury, Connecticut.

[1952 Pontiac Chieftain DeLuxe Catalina, Dow Chemical Plant, General Motors Corp.], by Robert Yarnall Richie

[1952 Pontiac Chieftain DeLuxe Catalina, Dow Chemical Plant, General Motors Corp.], by Robert Yarnall Richie

72 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant. Companies, organizations and clients depicted include South Texas Cotton Oil Company, Girdler Corporation, General Motors Corporation-Pontiac Motor Division, Ingersoll-Rand Company, A. O. Smith Corporation, Nordberg Manufacturing Company, Metso Minerals Milwaukee, Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa World Alumina, Alcoa Oil & Gas, Dow Chemical Company, Texas Illinois Natural Gas Pipeline Company, J.M. Huber Corporation, Lubrizol Corporation, Rohm & Haas Company, Texas Gulf Sulphur Company, Inc., Texas Gulf, Inc., Schlumberger Well Surveying Corporation, and Southern Pacific Railroad. Of special note are a Motion Picture Kitchen Set with Actors and Filming Equipment; Sakowitz Brothers Department Store in Houston; aerial views of San Jacinto and San Jacinto Monument; aerial views of Houston and suburban Houston; a 1952 Pontiac Chieftain DeLuxe Catalina automobile; and Englewood Classification Yard.

Photographic Views of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, and Its Branches, from the Lakes to the Sea, a photographically illustrated book with views taken along the railroad line from Baltimore to Chicago showing Baltimore harbor, the U.S. Capitol, depots, bridges, viaducts, stations, roundhouses, mills, hotels, rivers, towns, cities, P & C RR [Pittsburgh & Connellsville Railroad], Harper’s Ferry, baths at Berkley Springs, West Virginia; Maryland; Virginia; Ohio; andChicago, Illinois.

29 maps of Mexican oil fields from the early 1900s. Part of the Everette L. DeGolyer, Sr. Papers, these maps represent oil fields from each of the three most important areas of exploration in Mexico at that time: the Ebano-Panuco area in Veracruz, the “Golden Lane” in Veracruz, and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Together these geologic and topographic maps shed light on the work being conducted in Mexico by noted oil exploration companies, like the Mexican Eagle Oil Company, for whom Mr. DeGolyer worked from 1909-1919.


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