CUL Digital Collections Update: November 2015

In November 2015, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 536 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 50,180 published items.

Highlights include:

T. P. Trestle Before Break, Dallas, Tex., 1908
T. P. Trestle Before Break, Dallas, Tex., 1908, DeGolyer Library.

93 items from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection as part of the Texas Treasures FY2016 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Many images show downtown Dallas, , including Labor Day parades and parades for Dallas-based military companies returning from World War I. Several images were Texas State Fair souvenirs and feature people posing with various backdrops and photograph studio props. Of special note are two series devoted to the damage done to the city both during and after the Trinity River floods of 1908 and 1914.

Bombardment of Vera Cruz, 1851, by Carl Nebel
Bombardment of Vera Cruz, 1851, by Carl Nebel, DeGolyer Library.

13 lithographs, 1851, from The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated portfolio documenting major battles and military activities in the Mexican American War. The lithographs are based on original art by Carl Nebel.

83 photographs, ca. 1875-1907, from Scenes in Mexico and the Caribbean, showing landscapes, architecture, and people of Mexico. Included are photographic prints by Abel Briquet and a number of prints that relate to the Ferrocarril Mexicano (National Mexican Railway). Photographs documenting the people and places of Barbados are also included.

R. M. B. (Richmond, Va.) to Elizabeth H. Mosby, 1837
R. M. B. (Richmond, Va.) to Elizabeth H. Mosby, 1837, DeGolyer Library.

Views of Mount Morgan, Australia, ca. 1902-1909, an album of the Mount Morgan Mine, showing 34 views of the mines, mining equipment, mining structures, reduction works, worker,s and town.

113 letters, documents, and recipes from the Kelley Oliphint Collection of Mosby Family Letters. The majority of the letters were written by or to Elizabeth Hull Mosby. Many of the letters relate everyday occurrences; however, there are several letters from the Mosby sons during their time as soldiers for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

1 photograph album entitled 9. November 1935, containing 148 photographs by Friedrich Franz Bauer that depict the 1935 Nazi Party Ceremony and Parade commemorating the Beer Hall Putsch.

Completed Bridge, March 12, 1915, from Album 11, Hardinge Bridge Construction, India
Completed Bridge, March 12, 1915, from Album 11, Hardinge Bridge Construction, India, DeGolyer Library.

42 photographs, 1915, from Album 11 of Hardinge Bridge Construction, India. This is the last volume in a set of 11 albums documenting the construction of Hardinge Bridge over the lower Ganges River at Sara, India (now Paksey, Bangladesh) on the Dhaka-Kolkata railway line. The Hardinge railroad bridge began construction in 1910 and was opened five years later.

150 issues of SMU’s student newspaper, The SMU Campus, 1966-1967.

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