SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: September 2019

In September 2019, SMU Libraries uploaded 563 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections.

Highlights include:

31 photographs and real photographic postcards, ca. 1910-1920, from the American Border Troops at the Mexican Revolution collection, featuring images of American soldiers in camps around Texas and Mexico. These photographs portray the life soldiers experienced while on base at Camp McArthur in Waco and Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and also while in camps around the U.S. and Mexico border.

4 oral history interviews have been added the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Byron Meshram, Erin Crosby, SMU Trustee Gerald Alley, and Maya Nair, are part of the Voices of SMU project.

216 student newspapers from 1996, 1997, and 1998 from Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers. These issues include reporting on the AIDS epidemic, tensions with Iraq, and a visit from Barbara Bush, among others.

El Rey de la Leva. Traidor, Asesino, Hipocrita., ca. 1913-1914, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

El Rey de la Leva. Traidor, Asesino, Hipocrita., ca. 1913-1914, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

119 photographs and postcards, ca. 1910-1918, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. Among these images are portraits of President Francisco Madero and his family, as well as portraits of President Victoriano Huerta, who deposed and assassinated Madero in 1913. Several images of the event surrounding Madero’s assassination, known as La Decena Tragica (The Ten Tragic Days) are featured within these photographs.

4 photographs, ca. 1908-1913, from the Portraits of People of Mexico collection, featuring images of Mexican soldiers such as Colonel Agustin Sangines and General Manuel Mondragon.

46 negatives by Richard Steinheimer, taken between 1949 and 1966, from the Richard Steinheimer Photograph Collection. Included in these images are photographs of a number of Santa Fe locomotives, taken in California, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. One example is  Santa Fe No. 47 on the tracks alongside the Union Pacific No. 1434 in Cajon Pass, California.

8 issues of the Dallas Archeological Society’s The Record. These issues, whic span the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, document the activities and excavations of the club and its members.

30 obsolete and canceled Texas currency notes ca. 1836-1864, from the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency. These notes originate from Austin, Belton, Corpus Christi, Fredericksburg, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio, and other cities. Two examples are a Republic of Texas Treasury receipt and a private scrip issued by Ziegler’s Saloon in Corpus Christi during the Civil War.

8 builder’s cards, ca. 1860-1945, from the Baldwin Locomotive Works Builder’s Cards, including images and specifications for Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad, Illinois Central Railroad Company, and other railroad and power companies.

50 engine drawing cards, 1908-1937, from the Baldwin Locomotive Works Builder’s Cards collection. Per the collection finding aid, “In 1910, Baldwin began keeping engine drawing data on large cards. Records of locomotives after 1903 were transferred to the cards and continued from that point. The cards are arranged by BLW class numbers and include primarily dimensions of various parts of the locomotive.”

U.S. Infantry in Parade, El Paso, Tex., ca. 1910-1920, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

U.S. Infantry in Parade, El Paso, Tex., ca. 1910-1920, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

12 real photographic postcards, ca. 1910-1920, from the Collection of Walter Horne photographs, featuring images of American soldiers at Fort Bliss and around the U.S. and Mexico border. This set of photographic postcards also includes various images of the border and downtown areas of El Paso, Texas, during the early 1900s.

35 course catalogs, 2011, from the new Southern Methodist University Course Catalogs collection. These catalogs contain general information and course descriptions from each of SMU’s programs of study.

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