Category: Special Collections

Remembering Blackie Sherrod

Bill Millsaps of the Richmond Times-Dispatch once commented on Texas sportswriter Blackie Sherrod’s writing abilities by saying that, “John Kennedy once said Winston Churchill marshaled the English language and sent it into battle. Blackie invited the English language up on the porch, gave it some four-alarm chili and a Dr. Pepper, and sent it out…Continue Reading Remembering Blackie Sherrod

Collection Spotlight: Greer Garson Collection

Jake Hamon, Greer Garson, and Nancy Hamon.

Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (1904 – 1996) was one of the most honored actresses in the history of film, receiving seven nominations from the Motion Picture Academy for “Best Actress” (six in the 1940s) and winning the award in 1942. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, slides, film and theater scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, and…Continue Reading Collection Spotlight: Greer Garson Collection

Janet Turner: Texas Printmaker

The current exhibition at Meadows Museum at SMU, Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner, is a welcome reminder of earlier showings of Janet Turner’s prints in Dallas and elsewhere in Texas.  Don’t miss Turner’s remarkable prints now on loan from Hamon’s Bywaters Special Collections, along with other private lenders, including Jack and Beverly Wilgus -donors who have…Continue Reading Janet Turner: Texas Printmaker

Collection Spotlight: Ann Cushing Gantz papers

Ann Cushing Gantz (1933 – 2012), a Dallas native, achieved distinction as artist, gallery owner, and art instructor. Her gallery, known as “Cushing Galleries,” served as a location for both gallery exhibitions and art classes. Gantz has taken an active role in many Texas and Dallas art organizations including the Texas Printmakers, a women’s printmaking…Continue Reading Collection Spotlight: Ann Cushing Gantz papers

Collection Spotlight: Little Theatre of Dallas collection

The Little Theatre of Dallas was founded in Dallas in 1920 to provide the city with quality theatre performed by non-professional actors from the community and reflects the many facets and stages of the organization from its inception to its final demise in the late 1950s….Continue Reading Collection Spotlight: Little Theatre of Dallas collection

Gems from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection

The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection is one of the signature collections of the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection. This collection of race films from the 1930s and 1940s were discovered in an East Texas warehouse in 1983 on miraculously well-preserved nitrate stock and transferred to safety film in 1985. With the advent of…Continue Reading Gems from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection

Collection Spotlight: Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers

Medellin portrait

Octavio Medellin was an artist and teacher who was active in Texas from the 1920s until his death in 1999. He is primarily known as a sculptor but also did work in ceramics, glass, and mosaics. Born in Mexico, Medellin was heavily motivated by pre-Columbian art, mainly of Mayan origin, and he is associated with…Continue Reading Collection Spotlight: Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers

Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection Comes to the DeGolyer Library

[layerslider id=”3″]   Above: A small selection of items in the donation. Hover over an image to stop the automatic rotation. The DeGolyer is pleased to announce a major donation of rare photographs and books to the library by Jack and Beverly Wilgus. This is the first of what will be a series of donations to…Continue Reading Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection Comes to the DeGolyer Library

Focus on research: Bywaters Special Collections

The Bywaters Special Collections at Hamon is an excellent resource for those interested in Texas visual and performing arts. In addition to photographs, sketchbooks, and works of art on paper, Bywaters holds smaller treasures that offer an historical glimpse into Dallas’ art and business communities….Continue Reading Focus on research: Bywaters Special Collections

DeGolyer Photography Collections

With over 1,000,000 photographs and negatives in the DeGolyer Library, a review highlighting the diversity of photographers and subjects in the collection A to Z seemed in order – there are so many choices! A – Alaska. “Treadwell’s Gold Mine, D.I.” Partridge Photo, 1887, albumen print. B – Barnard, George (1819-1902). “Battle Ground of Resacca [sic], GA….Continue Reading DeGolyer Photography Collections