In July 2020, SMU Libraries uploaded 208 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:
50 images, 1956-1967, from the Richard Steinheimer Photograph Collection. These images were taken in California, Oregon, and Washington, and showcase views from Portland to the Sierra Mountains. Included is a series of photographs taken at the Granite Rock Company in Gilroy, California, as well as a number of photographs taken near Crystal Lake, which feature snow on the ground in May as the trains move through Southern Pacific train sheds.143 items, 1893-1931, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. Included are number of images of important Revolution figures such as Pablo Gonzalez, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Jesus Carranza, and Manuel M. Mondragon. Also of note is a postcard with the signatures and portraits of Francisco Madero and his close colleagues. 1 sketch, 1965, from the Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers collection. This image is a colored pencil preliminary sketch for a stained glass window titled “Our Lady of the Seat of Wisdom.” The finished stained glass artwork was originally installed in the main wall of the Sanctuary of the Kennedy Memorial Chapel, in the Student Center of the University of Texas at Austin, in 1965. The piece has since been relocated to the University Catholic Center, at the University of Texas at Austin.
8 items, ca. 1910-1916, from American Border Troops and the Mexican Revolution. Most images are of General Pablo Gonzalez, best known as the main conspirator behind the assassination of Emiliano Zapata.
6 interviews from the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Chase Drexler, Jeremiah Gaines, Biko McMillan, Daniela Mendoza, Toluwalase Olawale, and Raul Reyes III are part of the Voices of SMU project.