Category: Digital Collections

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: February 2024

De-nesting Pipe at Ras El Misha'ab, 1948, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

  In February 2024, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 250 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 8 photographs, ca. 1840-1930, from Portraits and People of Mexico. Subjects include members of the Special Mexican Claims Committee and President Emilio Portes Gil’s inauguration of the Statistics Congress in 1930. 48 negatives, ca. 1952-1959, from the Richard Steinheimer…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: February 2024

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: January 2024

Shoot the Chutes, Lake Cliff, Dallas, Tex., ca. 1908, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In January 2024, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 348 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 5 interviews were added to the SMU Oral History and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection. These interviews, with Vicki Blanton, Sean Cordobés, Tyne Dickson, Marcus S. Duron, and Andrea Nguyen, are part of the Voices of SMU project….Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: January 2024

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: December 2023

[Christmas Worship Service Program, 1976], Bridwell Library, SMU.

In December 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 157 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 26 photographs relating to the the construction of SMU’s Fondren Library in 1938-1939 were added to the Southern Methodist University Campus Memories collection. These include 24 photographs documenting the process, taken twice monthly from December 1938-November 1939, as…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: December 2023

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: November 2023

Burmah, 1892, by Singer Manufacturing Company, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In November 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 329 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 49 manuscripts, documents, and imprints, 1837-1936, comprising 1,596 pages have been uploaded to the Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection. The items include charters for the cities of Borger, Cleburne, and Mexia; a political speech from George…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: November 2023

Veteran and Congressman Sam Johnson ’51

Sam Johnson (’51) served 29 years as an Air Force pilot before representing Texas 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2019. Johnson grew up in Dallas, and joined the ROTC while he was a student at SMU. After serving multiple combat tours in the Korean War and the Vietnam…Continue Reading Veteran and Congressman Sam Johnson ’51

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: October 2023

[Stanley Marcus with Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim], March 8, 1872, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In October 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 302 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 33 manuscripts, documents, and imprints, 1872-1952, comprising 1,581 pages have been uploaded to the Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection. The items include various minutes from Baptist organization meetings, and programs from fairs around the state including…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: October 2023

Exploring the Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection on Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was born on this day in 1858. Famous for his exploits as a soldier, conservationist, and statesman, he was also defined by his progressive politics and cultivated image as a cowboy outdoorsman, forever linked in the popular imagination to images of the American West. From its…Continue Reading Exploring the Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection on Theodore Roosevelt

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: September 2023

Texas Cooper, ca. 1890s-1900s, DeGolyer Library, SMU. A compilation of portraits of actor Judge Thomas Cooper, alias ''Texas Cooper''.

In September 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 188 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 61 manuscripts, documents, and imprints, 1857-1954, comprising 1,893 pages have been uploaded to the Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection. The items include minutes from church meetings, school guidelines and premium lists from fairs in the state,…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: September 2023

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

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2023

Tutte le opere di Dante Alighieri, 1909, Bridwell Library, SMU.

In July 2023, SMU Libraries uploaded and/or updated 716 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: The Bridwell Library is pleased to announce the publication of a new digital collection, The Triple Crown at Bridwell Library. This collection showcases the works which bibliographer Colin Franklin deemed “the triple crown” of fine press printing: the…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2023