Month: June 2019

That’s Where the West Begins…

Nothing says summer vacation like a road trip across the country with your friends. What could be better than driving from Pennsylvania to Colorado and back? The Elizabeth Dalrymple manuscript describes the adventures of women traveling together entitled “Our Trek to the West.” The narrative is illustrated with 40 photographs of the people and places…Continue Reading That’s Where the West Begins…

South•Western Arts Magazine

Jerry Bywaters made major art and journalistic contributions to the Dallas and Southwest art scene beginning in the 1920s.  He was considered an unofficial art critic for SMU’s literary journal, the Southwest Review, by reporting on artists and art events. In August 1932, he began publishing and editing a new magazine entitled South•Western Arts.  The…Continue Reading South•Western Arts Magazine

G. William Jones Film and Video Collection – Spring 2019 Update

It’s been a busy Spring here at the Jones Collection! In The Media:   We’ve had several stories in the news.  Here are just some of the highlights: WFAA – Kincaid’s Hamburgers WFAA – Oscar’s History WFAA – Auto History WFAA – Mayfest WFAA – Toll Roads WFAA – Restrooms Social Media Stats for May…Continue Reading G. William Jones Film and Video Collection – Spring 2019 Update

SMU Digital Collections Update: May 2019

In May 2019, SMU Libraries uploaded 279 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 82 national bank notes, ca. 1884-1929, added to the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency as part of the TexTreasures FY2019 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library…Continue Reading SMU Digital Collections Update: May 2019