Year: 2021

Hooray for Hollywood!

As I read through the list of Golden Globe and Academy Award winners, I realized that even though I was quarantined for the better part of last year, I somehow still missed so many movies and television shows. It seems as though 2021 will be another yearlong binge-a-thon. The papers of Margaret Tallichet Wyler document…Continue Reading Hooray for Hollywood!

Maria Katsulos receives the 2021 Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award!

Katsulos’ paper, “Unto One Man’s Hand: The Power of Portraiture of the Favorites of James I”  was nominated by Dr. Kathleen Wellman, professor of  HISTORY 4300: Junior Seminar in Research and Writing. Dr. Wellman says of Katsulos’ research: “Maria chose an ambitious and complex topic to explore. She asked what the portraits of the male…Continue Reading Maria Katsulos receives the 2021 Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award!

National Library Week 2021

It’s National Library Week, and this year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library.” The library universe has long extended far beyond the four walls of a building and during this past tumultuous year, librarians around the world found new ways to meet the information needs of their communities, such as curbside service virtual reference, and…Continue Reading National Library Week 2021

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: March 2021

In March 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 360 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 140 real photographic postcards, 1904-1937, from the John Miller Morris Real Photographic Postcards and Photographs of Texas. 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: March 2021

Remembering Larry McMurtry, Texas author and bookseller

                        Larry McMurtry was an author and bookseller from Archer City, Texas who wrote about Texas and the American West to worldwide acclaim. His best known works include Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Brokeback Mountain. In 1969 his novel,…Continue Reading Remembering Larry McMurtry, Texas author and bookseller

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Yina Jiménez Suriel on April 7

Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Yina Jiménez Suriel April 7, 5:30 p.m. Yina Jiménez Suriel. Curator and researcher. She obtained her master’s degree in History of Art and Visual Culture, with a focus on visual studies from the Universitat de València. She has collaborated in different institutions, among them Casa Quien, Centro León, Kulturstiftung Basel…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Yina Jiménez Suriel on April 7

Remembering Ruth Morgan, March 8, 2021

  Ruth P. Morgan was born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1934. Her family moved to Austin, Texas in 1939 when her father joined the University of Texas faculty. Ruth P. Morgan came to Southern Methodist University in 1966 as assistant professor of political science. She taught several courses including the American presidency and modern political…Continue Reading Remembering Ruth Morgan, March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a global day celebrating all of the achievements of women, and to raise awareness about women’s equality. In the United States, March is celebrated as Women’s History Month. This national tradition originated in 1981 when Congress requested that the President proclaim a “Women’s History Week.” In 1987…Continue Reading International Women’s Day 2021

Nela Río, Argentine-Canadian artist and educator

Nela Río was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1938 and was a writer from an early age. She studied literature in college in Argentina, at Emory University in Georgia, and finally earned a graduate degree from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. The political environment in Mendoza, Argentina and her first husband’s teaching career…Continue Reading Nela Río, Argentine-Canadian artist and educator

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: February 2021

In February 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 547 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 163 postcards, ca. 1900-1975, 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: February 2021