Year: 2021

News from the DeGolyer Library

Each month, DeGolyer Library shares updates and collection highlights via a month newsletter. You can read the latest edition here: December 2021 Want our updates delivered to your inbox? Click here to sign up to stay in touch! Past Issues: November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April…Continue Reading News from the DeGolyer Library

In memory of Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)

Forbes cover with Hal Prince

The enormously prolific and influential composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, passed away on November 26, 2021. Known for his generosity in sharing his knowledge and tutelage in the field of musical composition, Sondheim came to SMU to receive the Meadows Prize in 1994 and spoke to students and the SMU community about his ideas on…Continue Reading In memory of Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)

The Bridwell Quarterly Fall 2021 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 39–40

Please enjoy “The Mystic & the Muse” issues 39–40 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with issue 13 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Fall 2021). If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at bridadmin@smu.edu.  Happy reading!…Continue Reading The Bridwell Quarterly Fall 2021 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 39–40

Symbiosis of Script, Font, and Form: A Selection of Artists’ Books

Bridwell Library announces the opening of the first gallery exhibit in the library since 2019. Symbiosis of Script, Font, and Form: A Selection of Artists’ Books is a look at books from Bridwell Library Special Collections in which artists or circles of collaborators have integrated corporeal elements of the book form into the literature in sensitive…Continue Reading Symbiosis of Script, Font, and Form: A Selection of Artists’ Books

Collection Spotlight: Rosa Bonheur papers 

Rosa Bonheur letter

The Collection of Rosa Bonheur correspondence, 1808-1961 held in Bywaters Special Collections is a significant record of the artist’s correspondence and writings.  French painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), acclaimed for her detailed paintings of animals, is considered one of the most well-known female artists of the 19th century. She was awarded the Cross of the Legion…Continue Reading Collection Spotlight: Rosa Bonheur papers 

Bridwell Library Presents a Christmas Concert

Bridwell Library Presents a Christmas Concert Art Greenhaw & The Light Crust Doughboys December 16, 2021, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM at Perkins Chapel Reception to follow at Bridwell Library Free and open to all! SAVE THE DATE   Bridwell Library Christmas Concert: Art Greenhaw and The Light Crust Doughboys Dallas (SMU) — Bridwell Library of SMU Libraries…Continue Reading Bridwell Library Presents a Christmas Concert

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: November 2021

In November 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 341 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 205 postcards, ca. 1904-1930s, 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…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: November 2021

Fall ’21 and spring ’22 screenings for Ghosts of Lost Futures

Flyers for Archive Fever

Curator and artist, Mike Morris, and his collaborators on the experimental videos, Ghosts of Lost Futures, have been busy with additional screenings of this program of works. Ghosts premiered at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium on May 22 with ten works by ten experimental video artists commissioned to re-interpret film footage…Continue Reading Fall ’21 and spring ’22 screenings for Ghosts of Lost Futures

Pumpkin Eater

“Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater” is an English language nursery rhyme first published in Infant Institutes, part the first: or a Nurserical Essay on the Poetry, Lyric and Allegorical, of the Earliest Ages, &c., in London around 1797. Anyone who knows me, knows I am all about pumpkins. From decorations to drinks, apparel to recipes, if it…Continue Reading Pumpkin Eater

SMU Libraries Recognizes Information Literacy in Courses Across Campus

SMU Libraries’ Faculty Information Literacy Stipend awards $1,000 to faculty for proposals that best implement an information literacy assignment into their course. Faculty collaborate with their subject librarians to design an information literacy framework to support student learning activities and assignments. The stipend is awarded upon completion of the course and the submission of a…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Recognizes Information Literacy in Courses Across Campus