SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: November 2020

In November 2020, SMU Libraries uploaded 504 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include:

[Man Posing at Northeast Cornerstone of Texas], ca. 1904-1918, DeGolyer Library, SMU.
200 postcards, ca. 1900-1949, from the John Miller Morris Real Photographic Postcards and Photographs of Texas collection. 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-21010). (2021). These postcards feature images from across Texas, including family portraits, street scenes, train wrecks, and notable buildings. Examples include two portraits taken at the northeast cornerstone of Texas.

8 interviews from the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Dr. Candice Bledsoe, Jessica Bundage, Rev. Diana Durdin, DeAngelo Garner, Augustine Jalomo, Fernando Vazquez, Angela Wang, and Wallace Wyatt, are part of the Voices of SMU project.

[Rodeo at Fairplay, Colorado, 1939], 1939, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU.
93 photographs, 1936-1940, from Photographs – Bywaters/Dozier Sketching Trips – 1930s – 1940s. Highlights include a series from a rodeo held in 1939 in Fairplay, Colorado and a number of images of stagecoaches.

7 drawings, 1875-1912, from the Baldwin Locomotive Works Records collection. Included among these are three erecting card drawings for  Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, two for Indiana Northern Railroad, and one for a county rail line. Also included is a detail drawing for a tender frame for Mason County Logging.

[Galveston Cotton Exchange Sketches., pg. 7], 1876, DeGolyer Library, SMU.
1 pamphlet, 1876, entitled Galveston Cotton Exchange Sketches. The pamphlet contains twelve full-page lithographic cartoons, which feature bulls and bears in comic misadventures meant to illustrate the mid-1870s cotton market in Galveston.

Downtown Dallas (skyline view with buildings labeled), DeGolyer Library, SMU.

158 negatives, 1872-1930s, from the Collection of Dallas Morning News Negatives and Copy Photographs. These images showcase scenes across Dallas, including a number of elevated views of the Trinity River and views from downtown Dallas. Many of the images, including those of the Dallas skyline, have noteworthy buildings labeled.

News from Bridwell Library Digital Collections:

The Bridwell Library is proud to announce the addition of a new digital collection, The Kenneth D. Roseman Collection.

Photograph of Kenneth D. Roseman in the pulpit…, 2002-2014, Bridwell Library, SMU.

Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman was born in Washington, D.C. and traveled extensively as a child. He attended Oberlin College and seminary at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Roseman remained at HUC-JIR as a member of the faculty and as Dean. He was Director of the Institute for Jewish Life in New York and rabbi at Temple Beth El in Madison, Wisconsin.

Rabbi Roseman served at Temple Shalom in Dallas, Texas for seventeen years, retiring as Rabbi Emeritus. After retiring he accepted a position of congregational leadership, overseeing the merger that led to the new Congregation Beth Israel in Corpus Christi, Texas. Roseman was a prolific author and educator. His Jewish history books for adolescents have received prestigious prizes and are used throughout the Reform Jewish movement.

The Roseman collection includes photographs, sermons, and documents.

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