Year: 2021

Time for a little Arts and Crafts…

The Dallas Federation of Women’s Clubs (DFWC), originally named the City Federation of Women’s Clubs, was created in 1898 as the consolidation of five existing women’s cultural and literary clubs. At the general meeting on November 3, 1931, the federation entertained a recommendation for the formation of the Three Arts Study Club, a new women’s…Continue Reading Time for a little Arts and Crafts…

Juneteenth National Independence Day

President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863. However, it was two and a half years later before Texas slaves got the message when Union Major General Gordon Granger issued the order in Galveston, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United…Continue Reading Juneteenth National Independence Day

Highlights from Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections – Barbara Maples’ Taos Fiesta

Two museums, the Meadows Museum and the Centre Pompidou, are featuring the work of Barbara Maples, a well-known printmaker. On loan from Bywaters Special Collections to the  Meadows Museum’s Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections, is Maples’ Taos Fiesta. In addition, she is one of several female artists featured in the Centre Pompidou’s…Continue Reading Highlights from Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections – Barbara Maples’ Taos Fiesta

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: May 2021

In May 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 424 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 208 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: May 2021

1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary

As we are now at the hundredth anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, people look back at the atrocity with questions even today. They wonder how such a thing could happen. The Tulsa massacre occurred when white mobs attacked the affluent Greenwood African American community. The complete devastation of the Greenwood neighborhood, known as…Continue Reading 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary

Swimsuit Season!

Despite the recent damp spring weather, we are looking forward to sunnier days ahead. Summer is fast approaching and with that barbeques, beach balls, and swimming. Browsing through the SMU digital collections of the Archives of Women of the Southwest, Kenda North’s photographs of sun bathers stood out. Some of the 1970s summer fashion featured…Continue Reading Swimsuit Season!

“Canvas, the Commons, and Course Design, Oh My.”

On April 21, Leslie Fuller worked with other SMU librarians Megan Heuer, Melissa Johnson, and Ramon Garcia to give a presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference entitled, “Canvas, the Commons, and Course Design, Oh My.” The presentation was based upon the work of the Online Learning Team, which has created self-directed Canvas modules covering topics such…Continue Reading “Canvas, the Commons, and Course Design, Oh My.”

Film Screening at the DMA: Ghosts of Lost Futures on May 22

Is a spectre haunting the archive? Do the films collected there proclaim a history that is no longer or a future that is not yet here? Is there something to reclaim in the bits of visual history that have been rescued in the archive? Have you felt the horizon closing before your eyes, the promise of the future you’ve…Continue Reading Film Screening at the DMA: Ghosts of Lost Futures on May 22

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reading List, Part Three

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Higher education institutions typically celebrate in April and May. After a year of numerous highs and firsts, even in the midst of an uptick of hate crimes, the community has continued to press forward and fight for justice. SMU Libraries is partnering with the Office of Social Change…Continue Reading Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reading List, Part Three

Bridwell Library Special Collections : Included in “Fossils to Film”

During the last 20 years, the Meadows Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has marveled visitors with the works of revered old masters, modern art icons and intriguing new discoveries, beautifully balancing aesthetics and original scholarship. This anniversary will be marked with a commemorative exhibition: Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating…Continue Reading Bridwell Library Special Collections : Included in “Fossils to Film”