Month: May 2023

Ebby and SMU

Ebby Halliday did not graduate from SMU, but many in her close circle of friends and family did. Her husband Maurice Wilson Acers belonged to the class of 1925, majoring in political science with a minor in religion and received the SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1984. Her mother-in-law, Effie Elizabeth Acers was a charter…Continue Reading Ebby and SMU

SMU Libraries 2023 Spring Newsletter

2023 SMU Libraries Newsletter Cover

  Check out the 2023 Spring SMU Libraries Newsletter!     Impacting Our World The SMU Libraries Newsletter showcases unique exhibits, uplifting events, quality programs and outstanding award recipients every semester.  Beginning with a heartfelt letter from the Dean, each edition highlights staff, students and guest speakers who have made a significant impact on SMU…Continue Reading SMU Libraries 2023 Spring Newsletter

Ebby and M.L.S. Enter the Computer Age

Ebby Halliday Realtors, Inc. was operating for eight years when Ebby opened her second office at 8117 Preston Road on December 13, 1953. It was during this time that Ebby became an early adopter of the multiple listing service (M.L.S.) organized by the Dallas Realtor Board and was one of the brokers to handle the…Continue Reading Ebby and M.L.S. Enter the Computer Age

Diplomats in DeGolyer Library

Ambassadors and members of the Foreign Service represent United States interests abroad, implement foreign policy, and maintain peaceful relationships with other countries. The DeGolyer Library has a few collections from United States diplomats who served in Latin America. The earliest manuscript is not from an American, rather it is a diary from Spanish Minister to…Continue Reading Diplomats in DeGolyer Library

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: April 2023

Captain Gillespie and Officers of Flag Ship Philadelphia, Charleston Harbor, S.C., ca. 1863-1865, DeGolyer Library, SMU

In April 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 367 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 211 postcards, ca. 1905-1950,  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…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: April 2023