Remembering Marsh Terry


Marsh Terry, also known as “Mr. SMU,” was born this day–February 7.  He was a long-term friend of the DeGolyer Library.  For a while, he even had an office (Room 318) here.

Marsh graduated from SMU.  Marsh worked at SMU.  Marsh taught at SMU.  And Marsh wrote about SMU.  From High on the Hilltop is his informal history filled with insights based on his long association with the university.  It is available from the DeGolyer Library for $34.95.

One of his earliest published works, “Night Alone,” appeared in the December 1952 Hoofprints, a SMU student publication.  His last published work from 2011, Loving U. The Story of a Love Affair (and Some Lover’s Quarrels) with a University. A Memoir was also published by a SMU entity–the DeGolyer Library.  If you want to read it, it is available from us for $25.

We celebrate Marsh, the writer.  We also remember  Marsh, our friend.  We miss his breaking into song, the twinkle in his eye, and his wisdom.  Thank you Marsh for all that you have given to Southern Methodist University.