Year: 2021

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Sofía Casarin, Co-founder of Ruta del Castor, Mexico City

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Sofía Casarin, Co-founder of Ruta del Castor, Mexico City Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm Virtual lecture; advance registration required. Sofia Casarin is a Mexico-based curator and art historian whose work focuses on the relationship between the arts and politics and on the role of artists…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Sofía Casarin, Co-founder of Ruta del Castor, Mexico City

Curatorial Minds Lab – spring 2021 fellows & upcoming events

Please join us in welcoming the five fellows for the spring 2021 Curatorial Minds Lab cohort, hosted by the Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library, SMU.   Aidan Ellis (she/her) is a second-year student from Austin, TX pursuing majors in Film & Media Studies and English with minors in Human Rights and Art History. She applies…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab – spring 2021 fellows & upcoming events

The best sound quality: African American musicians on CD in Hamon

  Did you know the Hamon Arts Library provides access to millions of music recording tracks? The Library carries multiple formats, but this post will highlight several of its recordings by African-American musicians, singers, and composers available in compact disc. But first, why is Hamon continuing to collect CDs when streaming is the preferred format…Continue Reading The best sound quality: African American musicians on CD in Hamon

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: January 2021

In January 2021, SMU Libraries uploaded 242 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 140 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: January 2021

In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday January 18, 2021 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. During these turbulent times of a worldwide pandemic causing thousands of deaths daily and national political and social unrest in the United States, it is particularly appropriate to remember Martin Luther King and everything he stood for. His inspirational words ring as true today as…Continue Reading In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

C is for cookie that’s good enough for me, nom…nom…nom

It’s that time of year again. Even though the pandemic has forced us to change things up a bit, I can still hear the sweet call…”Would you like to buy a box of Girl Scout cookies?” The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is an organization devoted to furthering the development of girls and young women…Continue Reading C is for cookie that’s good enough for me, nom…nom…nom

My dear husband…

128 years ago, on January 5th, 1893, Frankie Smith wrote a letter on stationery of “Office of C.R. Breedlove, Horse Brand TZ, Cattle Brand X-Z” to her husband W.R. Smith in Colorado, Texas. Her honest and rather “frank” note details their affairs at home including their infant son (“the lad”), visiting Aunt J. and Lulu…Continue Reading My dear husband…

SMU and the Spanish Flu

On October 1st, 1918, The Campus, SMU’s student newspaper, led with stories on an upcoming football game between the Mustangs and the Texas Longhorns, a look at how SMU was losing faculty to war work, and an exploration of street car service in University Park. News about the First World War was found throughout the…Continue Reading SMU and the Spanish Flu

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: December 2020

In December 2020, SMU Libraries uploaded 433 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 138 postcards, ca. 1904-1930, 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: December 2020