Year: 2021

Folklore in the Archives

Join archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America for a two-part virtual showcase all about folklore in the archives. Attendees will learn more about collections and research through archival materials on topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more! Registration is required: bit.ly/3BILXpv August 27 speakers: -Jennifer…Continue Reading Folklore in the Archives

RSVP for the Dante Festival @ Bridwell Library

  Registration is now open for the Dante Festival @Bridwell Library  Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the RSVP page and complete the registration form.  The Schedule of Events can be downloaded and printed. Detailed Conference Schedule We look forward to seeing you there!…Continue Reading RSVP for the Dante Festival @ Bridwell Library

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2021

In July 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 161 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 24 real photographic postcards, ca. 1907-1918, from the John Miller Morris Real Photographic Postcards and Photographs of Texas collection. These images feature scenes from Parmer county, Texas, and include images of towns, ranches, and the farming industry. 4 interviews have been…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2021

Pèl & Ploma, Spanish modernist journal, at the Meadows Museum

Two rare volumes of a Spanish modernist journal, Pèl & Ploma, are on display at the Meadows Museum until August 8. After this date, the works will return to Hamon’s unique collections housed in the library’s Limited Access. Published in Barcelona, the art and literary journal dates from 1899 – 1903. The poems, stories, and…Continue Reading Pèl & Ploma, Spanish modernist journal, at the Meadows Museum

The Bridwell Quarterly & The Bridwell Quill

Please enjoy “What is a Museum?” issues 32–35 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with issue 11 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Spring 2021), which is dedicated to the World Methodist Council, Museum, and Lake Junaluska Community. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at bridadmin@smu.edu.  Happy…Continue Reading The Bridwell Quarterly & The Bridwell Quill

Summer in Miami…Texas

Summer in Miami…Texas You can spend your summer traveling to Paris (Texas), or Italy (Texas). But why not instead take a trip to Miami (Texas)? Miami, the county seat of Roberts County, is on U.S. Highway 60 between Canadian and Pampa in the southeastern part of the county. This photograph and scrap album, kept by…Continue Reading Summer in Miami…Texas

Scoring Precision

Few events are met with so much anticipation as the Olympic Games. The five interlocking rings; the unmistakable hymn; the torch relay arriving at the opening ceremony; the sportsmanship; records getting broken, and medals decided within hundreds of a second. Bar world wars or a pandemic, athletes, organizers and public come together every four years…Continue Reading Scoring Precision

Call for Art – Dante inspired artworks

CALL TO ARTISTS An opportunity to exhibit artwork inspired by Dante on the 700th anniversary of his death. You may use any of his works or a depiction of the poet himself for inspiration. We are accepting 2D and 3D works only. The 3D works must fit on a display pedestal 16×16”. 2D works must…Continue Reading Call for Art – Dante inspired artworks

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: June 2021

In June 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 457 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 362 real photographic postcards, ca. 1872-1940s, 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…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: June 2021