Month: October 2020

The Season of Halloween and Day of the Dead

    “The air is cool, the season fall, soon Halloween will come to all…” This week brings October to a close and with that my favorite holiday of the year is fast approaching. Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is celebrated in many countries on October 31st. It is a time dedicated…Continue Reading The Season of Halloween and Day of the Dead

Gettin’ Spooky with Special Collections

  October is by far my favorite month of the year, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. The creepy, the kooky, and the altogether spooky has fascinated me since I was a small child. Working in the archives, you occasionally come across an image, artifact, or letter than literally sends chills down your spine. From…Continue Reading Gettin’ Spooky with Special Collections

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: September 2020

In September 2020, SMU Libraries uploaded 175 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 22 film negatives, ca. 1939, from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection. These images were taken in Aruba and Venezuela and focus on the area’s petroleum industry. Subjects include the Lago Oil and Transport Co. refinery and Lago Colony in…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: September 2020