Year: 2021

Report from the Red Carpet – The Velvet Underground at the Cannes Film Festival

After a thorough bout of negotiations, the previously lost film footage of the Velvet Underground performing at a Vietnam War protest at Dallas’ White Rock Lake in 1969 has made it into The Velvet Underground, a documentary directed by Todd Haynes. The documentary, mirroring the name of the band itself, contains this special footage that…Continue Reading Report from the Red Carpet – The Velvet Underground at the Cannes Film Festival

CML talk with curator, Lilia Kudelia on Oct. 6 at 5:30 pm

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Lilia Kudelia   Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:30 p.m. Zoom lecture FREE Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian. Her research focuses on the artistic movements and infrastructures in the post-communist states, cultural heritage and restitution, television and art from the 1960s onwards. As a guest…Continue Reading CML talk with curator, Lilia Kudelia on Oct. 6 at 5:30 pm

135 years of the State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas programs

The State Fair of Texas begins its 135th year this week in Dallas. In 1886 it was originally called the Dallas State Fair and Exposition, and by 1905 the annual event at Fair Park became the State Fair of Texas. The pandemic did not allow a full fair experience in 2020, but it wasn’t the…Continue Reading 135 years of the State Fair of Texas

CML talk with curator, Taylor Renee Aldridge on Sept. 22 at 5:30 pm

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Taylor Renee Aldridge Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:30 p.m. Zoom lecture FREE Taylor Renee Aldridge is the visual arts curator and program manager at the California African American Museum (CAAM). Prior, she worked as a writer and independent curator in Detroit, Michigan. She has organized exhibitions with…Continue Reading CML talk with curator, Taylor Renee Aldridge on Sept. 22 at 5:30 pm

Townsend Times

Clara Virginia Townsend was a teacher in Fulton, Missouri and Kansas City, an early feminist and writer. Her columns were published in Youth’s Companion, The Ladies World (New York), The Kansas City star, and other newspapers. This author’s personal scrapbook of her published works includes many columns entitled “Back talk to girls by Naomi Wantmore,”…Continue Reading Townsend Times

Fall ’21 Workshop Schedule

SMU Libraries is committed to making your time here a success! Throughout the semester we offer live and virtual workshops on topics designed to support your research needs. Seats are limited; register now! Find details and registration information for all our workshops.  General Research Conducting a Literature Review Finding Balanced News in a Biased World…Continue Reading Fall ’21 Workshop Schedule

Love Libraries? Get Involved!

  Guest blogger Brynn Price, sophomore and SMU Libraries Advisory Board Member, answers questions about her SMU Libraries SAB experience: Why serve as a leader on the SMU Libraries Student Advisory Board? The Libraries are the heart of the University, and at the heart of the Libraries is the Student Advisory Board. I began to…Continue Reading Love Libraries? Get Involved!

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: August 2021

In August 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 163 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 69 real photographic postcards, ca. 1913-1914, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. These images show scenes from the Decena Trágica and its aftermath. Included are images of Federal soldiers and Felicista revolutionaries fighting…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: August 2021

On-Air

Mention the word “wireless” today, and the mind associates it with signal quality, upload or download speeds, or instant messaging.   However, it was radio broadcasting that pioneered wireless communication at the turn of the twentieth-century. Last month marked 100 years since WRR started to broadcast in Dallas as the city’s first public radio station. While…Continue Reading On-Air

Greetings from SMU Libraries

Postcard styled image of Dallas Hall, with the text of greetings from SMU Libraries

Welcome! It is so wonderful to have everyone on campus again! It’s been a little too quiet this summer. We want you to start the semester off well, so keep in mind, the librarians and all library staff are here to help. If you have questions, a good place to start is the libraries home…Continue Reading Greetings from SMU Libraries