Month: September 2023

Have you heard the tale of the haunted library?

a dark library floor

Legend has it that the ghost of former SMU President Umphrey Lee prowls the west stacks of Fondren Library.  Visitors have reported hearing unexplained noises, walking through strange cold spots, and finding books that have mysteriously fallen off the shelves and onto the floor. Is the ghost of SMU’s fourth president to blame?   As…Continue Reading Have you heard the tale of the haunted library?

National Comic Book Day

National Comic Book Day on September 25 is a time to celebrate the artists, writers, and fans of the genre that became popular in the 1930s. Cartoons and comic strips appeared in newspapers in the late nineteenth century, and collections of these strips were published in book form in the early twentieth century. Slim paperback…Continue Reading National Comic Book Day

Discover Sage Explorer: Explore new possibilities

Discover Sage Explorer. Learn without the lag. Explore new possibilities.

  Sage Explorer provides a wealth of resources for SMU students and faculty. Learn new skills from the Sage Campus online learning collection or learn one of the hundreds of research methods from the Sage Research Methods collection. Sage Explorer is focused on social sciences, but there is something for everyone. Social sciences research librarian…Continue Reading Discover Sage Explorer: Explore new possibilities

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: August 2023

[Women in Mourning], ca. 1856-1860s, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In August 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 298 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 150 rare or unique Texas imprints, 1836-1950, including 146 broadsides covering various political events in Texas, from prohibition to opposition to President Truman. Highlights include an article announcing James Garfield’s assassination, Senator Bailey’s campaign platform, and a list of…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: August 2023