SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: August 2021

In August 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 163 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:

Trinchera felicista., ca. February 9-18, 1913, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

Trinchera felicista., ca. February 9-18, 1913, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

69 real photographic postcards, ca. 1913-1914, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. These images show scenes from the Decena Trágica and its aftermath. Included are images of Federal soldiers and Felicista revolutionaries fighting in the streets of Mexico City, bombarded buildings and streets, military equipment and uniforms, generals and other military officials, and the people of Mexico City who witnessed the battle.

6 interviews from the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Cora Hawkins, Erica Kennard, Lezly Murphy, Elie Nabushosi, Sameer Paroo, and Jennifer Torres-Quintanilla are part of the Voices of SMU project.

[Smiling Woman with Book], Ca. 1847, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

[Smiling Woman with Book], Ca. 1847, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

70 photographs from the Collection of Photographs of People Reading or with Books collection. These early photographs, including daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, feature men, women, and children in photo studios posed beside or holding reading materials.

1 video, 1968, from the Frank Duane Rosengren Collection of Hemisfair Materials. This promotional video, which features Texas Governor John Connally, promotes the world’s fair HemisFair ’68 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Highland Park Shopping Village: A Planned Sub-Retail Center, by Carol F. King and Mary Grace Gillespie, May 1940.

The Highland Park Shopping Village: A Planned Sub-Retail Center, by Carol F. King and Mary Grace Gillespie, May 1940.

Now available in SMU Scholar: Volume 7 and Volume 8 of Field and Laboratory (1939-1940). This publication contains papers published by faculty, students, and alumni from SMU’s Science Division, from 1932-1959. The articles cover many scientific areas, including biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, earth sciences, anthropology, and the history of science.

7 folders of letters, 1840-1896, from the Holloway Family Papers. The letters include a variety of daily life topics about her thoughts and family.

8 photographs, October 21 – November 2, 1974, from the Stanley Marcus Papers. These images feature renowned Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori and her designs, as well as members of the Japanese delegation who visited the 1974 Japan Fortnight event at Neiman Marcus, including the Consul General and his wife.

2 stereographs, ca. 1868 and 1874. One stereoview by Alexander Gardner shows three men and their horses on the bluffs near Fort Laramie and the other, attributed to Timothy Sullivan, is a scenic view of the Snake River in Idaho.

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SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2021

[Sheep Herding on High Plains], ca. 1907, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

[Sheep Herding on High Plains], ca. 1907, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In July 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 161 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:

24 real photographic postcards, ca. 1907-1918, from the John Miller Morris Real Photographic Postcards and Photographs of Texas collection. These images feature scenes from Parmer county, Texas, and include images of towns, ranches, and the farming industry.

4 interviews have been added to the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Kelvin Beachum, Russell Carter, Cameron Gibson, and Jimmy Tran, are part of the Voices of SMU project.

Posicion Felicista Ciudadela Febro. 18-1913., February 18, 1913, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

Posicion Felicista Ciudadela Febro. 18-1913., February 18, 1913, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

46 real photographic postcards, ca. 1913-1914, from Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. These images show scenes from La Decena Trágica and its aftermath and include photographs of ruined buildings, memorial services, and artillery in the streets of Mexico City.

52 photographs and 2 album covers, ca. 1940, from the Sir Ellice Victor Elias Sassoon Papers and Photographs collection. A number of these photographs were taken at a party in Hollywood thrown by the actor Basil Rathbone, and feature numerous well-known celebrities of the time, including Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, and more. Other photographs show images of Sir Victor Sassoon out and about in Hollywood and include images of him with Rathbone, Clark Gable, Anna May Wong, and others.

7 folders of press releases, 1962-1963, were added to the Texas Instruments Records collection. These cover events such as acquisitions and mergers, promotions, new hires, and product announcements, as well as financial reports for the company during the period of April 1962 through December 1963.

12 photographs, ca. 1880s-1908, by Alfred Briquet, from the [Collection of Alfred Briquet views of Mexico and the Caribbean]. Among these images are a number of photographs of Mina Las Dos Estrellas, a gold mine in Michoacan, Mexico.

3 letters, 1851-1853, from the George W. Cook Collection of Texas Manuscripts and Artifacts. Two of the letters were written to Lieutenant Clinton W. Lear and one was sent to his wife. The letters describe various topics, including the death of General William G. Belknap, the goings-on at Fort Phantom Hill while Lt. Lear was on leave, and Fort Washita during a storm.

Now available in SMU Scholar: Volume 5 and Volume 6 of Field and Laboratory (1936-1938). This publication contains papers published by faculty, students, and alumni from SMU’s Science Division, from 1932-1959. The articles cover many scientific areas, including biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, earth sciences, and the history of science.

11 drawings, 1884-1925, from the Collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works records. These drawings include erecting cards made for the Norwegian State railway, Suffolk & Carolina, United Fruit, several lumber companies, and more.

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SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: June 2021

In June 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 457 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:

Road to Upper Dam Wolfe Ranch - Leakey, Texas, ca. 1930-1950, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

Road to Upper Dam Wolfe Ranch – Leakey, Texas, ca. 1930-1950, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

362 real photographic postcards, ca. 1872-1940s, 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-21010). (2021). These images feature scenes from across Texas, including Bracketville, Lampasas, Falfurrias, Gainesville, and numerous other towns and locations throughout the state.

4 interviews have been added to the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Veree Hawkins BrownTonya CampbellRachel Gan, and Brandi McLeain are part of the Voices of SMU project.

Cold Stream Cyn on the Southern Pacific route [No. 2], September 1963, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

Cold Stream Cyn on the Southern Pacific route [No. 2], September 1963, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

51 negatives, 1949-1967, from the Richard Steinheimer Photograph Collection. These images were taken in California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Nevada, and include photographs of landscapes, train stations, and railway signs. A particularly striking set of photographs shows an elevated view of Cold Stream Canyon, which Steinheimer called “perhaps the finest place in the Sierra (Mountains) to photograph trains.”

4 images, ca. 1915-1950s, from the Collection of African American Photographs, featuring Martin Luther King, Jr., a Dallas-area pastor, a portrait photograph, and an advertisement for art printing by Watson press.

Tocando parlamento cuando fue tomada la Ciudadela., ca. February 9-18, 1913, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

Tocando parlamento cuando fue tomada la Ciudadela., ca. February 9-18, 1913, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

30 real photographic postcards, ca. 1913-1914, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. These photographs show scenes from the Decena Tragica and its aftermath. Included are images of Federal soldiers and Felicista revolutionaries fighting in the streets of Mexico City, bombarded buildings and streets, military equipment and uniforms, generals and other military officials, and the people of Mexico City who witnessed the battle. (Some of these items contain graphic content that may be upsetting to some users, and viewer discretion is advised.)

The Ind. Pueblo of Taos, N.M., No 384., ca. 1866-1884, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

The Ind. Pueblo of Taos, N.M., No 384.,
ca. 1866-1884, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

4 items, ca. 1866-1884, from the W. Henry Brown New Mexico Stereographs collection depicting ruined buildings, construction of a cathedral, adobe buildings in Taos, and a street scene from the mid-19th century in New Mexico.

2 film rolls, ca. 1937-1941, from the Isabel T. Kelly Ethnographic Archive. These rolls were taken by Bertha B. Harris in Mexico and feature images of homes, churches, cemeteries, and more. Roll 002 also contains images of the El Tajin site, a pre-Columbian archeological site in Veracruz.

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