Month: November 2019

Someone’s In the Kitchen

The holiday season is upon us! For many that means cookies, cakes, and pies…oh my. I have some very distinct wonderful memories of holiday baking with both my mother and grandmother. Scattered throughout the Archives of Women of the Southwest and the manuscript holdings of the DeGolyer are countless recipes and cookbooks ranging from Caroline…Continue Reading Someone’s In the Kitchen

Film review: Parasite

While watching Tom and Jerry (or Beavis and Butthead, or Ren and Stimpy), I sometimes wondered if the animated mayhem turned truly physical, if the anvils dropped from upper floors landed with the effect those anvils would have on the unfortunates below in reality, what would be the shift in tone in the cartoon?  What…Continue Reading Film review: Parasite

Dan Wingren as professor at SMU

The Jerry Bywaters Special Collections at SMU has a good archive of Wingren’s materials, which is so appropriate considering that he graduated from SMU, taught at SMU, and he was greatly admired by Bywaters. However, Wingren’s SMU connections are a small part of his distinguished career as an excellent painter and as a highly respected…Continue Reading Dan Wingren as professor at SMU

A deeper dive into archival practice and art

In some ways one could argue that every artwork is an archive in the sense that the accumulated knowledge of the artist is inherently embedded within the material of the work itself, both tangible or intangible. Another way to think about it might be in terms of the idea of a trace: some artists prefer…Continue Reading A deeper dive into archival practice and art

Apply for a $1000 Information Literacy Stipend

SMU Libraries will be distributing $1000 to the winner of the Faculty Information Literacy Stipend. The winning faculty member will be recognized for working with a librarian to design and implement an information literacy assignment into a course in Spring or Summer 2020. Application deadline for Spring/Summer 2020 courses: December 6, 2019 Application deadline for…Continue Reading Apply for a $1000 Information Literacy Stipend

Isn’t it bazaar?

Tomorrow, November 2, is the second annual DFW archives bazaar. This event will take place from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. Come visit with archivists, museum curators, librarians, and history professionals from all across the DFW area. Discover the various resources in your own backyard, learn how to preserve your family…Continue Reading Isn’t it bazaar?

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: October 2019

In October 2019, SMU Libraries uploaded 303 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 30 photographic prints, ca. 1880s-1940s. 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-20008). (2020). This collection contains photographs of buildings, landscapes,…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: October 2019