In December 2022, SMU Libraries uploaded 283 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:
140 postcards, ca. 1907-1948, from the John Miller Morris Real Photographic Postcards and Photographs of Texas collection. 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-23008). (2023). These postcards feature images from Brewster, Glasscock, Howard, El Paso, Reeves, and Upton counties. Among these are photographs of military parades, landscapes around Big Bend, views of Fort Bliss, and buildings in El Paso.
30 real photographic postcards and photographs, ca. 1910-1920, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. These images continue to focus on the Revolution in Ciudad Juárez. General Juan J. Navarro, Giuseppe Garibaldi II, Pascual Orozco, Francisco Madero, and others appear in these images, as does the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Ciudad Juárez before its modern restoration. Other images show Ciudad Juárez from above and from the street level, with soldiers in camp within and outside the city. Warning: some photos contain graphic content.
31 drawings, 1878-1927, from the Collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works Records. Among these are erecting card drawings for a number of railway lines, including Calumet & Hecla Mining, Nevada & Oregon, Sacramento Valley & Eastern, and others. Also included are detail drawings of injector pipes for Utah & Northern, piston and rods, and a combination valve for compound engines.
34 items, ca. 1950s, from the Ruth P. Morgan Papers. Among these items are packing lists for Morgan’s trips to Scandinavia, Baja, Antarctica, Africa, and more, as well as labels and other keepsakes from the various hotels and locations where she vacationed.
48 folders, 1839-1903, from the Holloway Family Papers. These folders consist of letters written to and from Eliza Thornton Holloway and feature insights into the lives of her family members and friends. Among the letters are notes and drawings from her grandchildren, correspondence between Eliza and her sons, and a letter from George Pope Morris of the National Press encouraging her to focus on writing prose over poetry.