In November 2019, SMU Libraries uploaded 670 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:
66 photographic prints and pamphlets, 1872-1960s. This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Grant Number TXT-20008). (2020). Among these are cookbooks from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, booklets describing county fairs and their attractions, and images from various locations throughout Texas depicting life in both urban and rural areas.
31 obsolete and canceled Texas currency notes ca. 1862-1864, from the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency. These private scrip originate from Houston businesses operating during the U.S. Civil War, including W.H. Eliot, Westheimer & Billig, First and Last Chance, and others.
8 oral history interviews have been added to the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Troy Alley, Thonisha Barnes, DaNaysia Jones, Reverend Robin Murray, Ana-Maria Ramos, Xavier Henderson, Matt Houston, and Rickie Wright are part of the Voices of SMU project.40 negatives, taken between 1949 and 1967, from the Richard Steinheimer Collection. Among these images are photographs of the interiors and exteriors of a number of trains in California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Montana, and Idaho. An image of the California Zephyr, taken in Utah in March of 1966, showcases the striking landscape of the U.S. West.
461 student newspapers, 1999-2002, from the Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers collection. Included among these issues is reporting on the September 11, 2001 attacks and the 2000 presidential election.4 photographs, ca. 1880-1899, by Alfred Briquet, from the [Collection of Alfred Briquet Views of Mexico and the Caribbean]. Among these images are views of the Vigal Canal and the Cathedral of Mexico in Mexico City, as well as a photograph of the Statue of Charles IV when it stood in front of the plaza de toros del Paseo Nuevo in Mexico City, Mexico.
19 course catalogs from the 2015-2016 academic year have been added to the Southern Methodist University Course Catalogs collection. These catalogs contain general information and course descriptions from each of SMU’s programs of study.
12 images, 1912-1919, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. Included are a number of pages from newspapers and magazines describing the situation in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Of particular interest is a page from El Hijo del Ahiuzote, which was a satirical political cartoon published in Mexico.
42 items, ca. 1943, from the John C. Cox, Jr. World War II Papers, including letters, newspaper clippings, and postcards sent from John C. Cox to his family in Dallas, Texas. The postcards are from mostly from Camp Callan. His letters detail his activities at Camp Callan, and sometimes include newspaper clippings or church programs that he found interesting. One particular item of interest is a program for the Mercury Wonder Show that was put on by Orson Welles for enlisted men during World War II in Los Angeles, California. Cox attended the show while on leave for a weekend.