Category: DeGolyer Library

The Only Woman in the Room

Ebby group, Great Falls Tribune

What one thing is not like the others? Could it be the only woman in the room? This portrait was published in the Great Falls Tribune “Montana’s Best News Gatherer” on September 23, 1957. It was taken at the pre-convention barbeque mixer for the 10th Annual convention of the Montana Association of Realtors. Dallas real…Continue Reading The Only Woman in the Room

There’s a Doctor in the House…

Anita Nanez Martinez was born in Dallas, Texas on December 8, 1925, the fifth of six children born to Jose and Anita Nanez. She lived in the Dallas neighborhood known as “Little Mexico”. From her early childhood, Martinez demonstrated a passion for community advocacy and volunteerism. At the age of 14, she led her first…Continue Reading There’s a Doctor in the House…

Miniature books

  Summer is a good time for library housekeeping projects due to the short downtime between busy semester schedules. In August the Broadside File Box location and Miniature books were rehoused in uniform boxes and relocated to another part of the library. At the DeGolyer Library, miniature books are 10 cm and smaller. Early miniatures…Continue Reading Miniature books

News from the DeGolyer-July 2022

Each month, DeGolyer Library shares updates and collection highlights via a month newsletter. You can read the latest edition here: July 2022 Want our updates delivered to your inbox? Click here to sign up to stay in touch! Past Issues: June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021…Continue Reading News from the DeGolyer-July 2022

News from the DeGolyer-June 2022

Each month, DeGolyer Library shares updates and collection highlights via a month newsletter. You can read the latest edition here: June 2022 Want our updates delivered to your inbox? Click here to sign up to stay in touch! Past Issues: May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021…Continue Reading News from the DeGolyer-June 2022

The Virginian: 120th anniversary of a cowboy classic

Fans of American western culture are celebrating the 162nd birthday of author Owen Wister on July 14th. In 1902 Wister published The Virginian: a horseman of the plains, which is considered the basis for the modern western novel and film genres.   The Virginian is the story of an unnamed ranch hand in Wyoming called…Continue Reading The Virginian: 120th anniversary of a cowboy classic

New from the DeGolyer-May 2022

Each month, DeGolyer Library shares updates and collection highlights via a month newsletter. You can read the latest edition here: May 2022 Want our updates delivered to your inbox? Click here to sign up to stay in touch! Past Issues: April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021…Continue Reading New from the DeGolyer-May 2022

On the road across Texas…

Needing some inspiration for traveling this summer? Then look no further than in the archives! From maps to travel guides, postcards to posters, diaries to scrapbooks, there are a variety of resources to guides your plans. So plug in that hybrid vehicle, and grab something to take notes. For those looking to venture down to…Continue Reading On the road across Texas…

Send me a postcard!

  On exhibition this summer in the DeGolyer Library’s Hillcrest Hall Send me a postcard! Women on the road across 19th-20th century America examines women motorists/automobilists and their travels across the country. The concept for this exhibit developed from a series of blog posts written over the course of a few summers. “That’s Where the…Continue Reading Send me a postcard!