Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection, by Amy Kurzweil

SMU Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies, and Bridwell Library present Nate and Ann Levine Endowed Lecture in Jewish Studies Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection  by Amy Kurzweil   Tuesday, February 20, 7:30 pm McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall (3225 University Blvd., Dallas, TX) Amy Kurzweil will discuss her new book, Artificial: A Love Story,…Continue Reading Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection, by Amy Kurzweil

SMU Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

Nationally celebrated across the United States since 1976, Black History Month is a time to reflect on the history, culture, and countless contributions to American society by African Americans. This year’s theme is African Americans and the Arts. To celebrate, we created a book display highlighting a few of the contributions to our library by…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

Pamela and the Early Origins of the Romance Novel

For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to take a look at the romance literature within the DeGolyer Library.  Romance novels make up the biggest share of the publishing market–in 2018, they accounted for 25% of all books purchased, and in 2022, an estimated 19 million printed romance novels were sold.  But where did the genre begin?…Continue Reading Pamela and the Early Origins of the Romance Novel

Moving and Storing the SMU Archives

Last April, I learned that the Southern Methodist University Archives would move and go into storage during the construction of the Rees-Jones Library of the American West. Although I am excited about a new building, new storage for historical material, and new exhibit space, I was also apprehensive. Moving an archives is a complex project….Continue Reading Moving and Storing the SMU Archives

Love Data Week

Data is inarguably an integral part of our lives, influencing decision-making processes across all disciplines. February 12 -16, SMU Libraries will join the global community in celebrating International Love Data Week, an initiative that emphasizes the importance of data in research, education, and innovation. This year’s theme – “My Kind of Data” – underscores the…Continue Reading Love Data Week

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: January 2024

Shoot the Chutes, Lake Cliff, Dallas, Tex., ca. 1908, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In January 2024, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 348 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 5 interviews were added to the SMU Oral History and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Vicki Blanton, Sean Cordobés, Tyne Dickson, Marcus S. Duron, and Andrea Nguyen, are part of the Voices of SMU project….Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: January 2024

Exhibition opening February 8 – Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion and Culture, 1976-1986

Sex Pistols Anarchy 1976 Jamie Reid design Ray Stevenson photo

February 8 – May 10, 2024 Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion & Culture: 1976-1986 brings together two notable collections of posters, flyers, clothing, and ephemera from this highly influential era of pivotal cultural shift in Britain and the United States. This exhibition features the collections of Andrew Krivine, scholar and collector, and Malcolm…Continue Reading Exhibition opening February 8 – Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion and Culture, 1976-1986

Unlock the Past with AM Explorer

Illustration of a large hand coming from the sky. "A heavy hand upon the land...Catarrh. PE-RU-NA for catarrh."

    AM Explorer is a comprehensive repository of digitized primary source databases covering the 15th to the 21st centuries. Particularly relevant to students and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, the platform facilitates exploration across its extensive collections. AM Explorer’s wide-ranging variety of sources and interactive tools invites researchers to engage thoughtfully with…Continue Reading Unlock the Past with AM Explorer

Stay Focused While Researching

close up of a hand taking notes

When I ask students how they are feeling about their research projects, usually, there are two general responses – excited and overwhelmed. The open-ended nature of research means that we don’t know where it will lead us, so as explorers of new information, we can equally anticipate and dread the process Research can be particularly…Continue Reading Stay Focused While Researching