Category: Special Collections

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

Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on the Mexican Revolution

    In December, the DeGolyer Library was the recipient of another generous donation from Elmer and Diane Powell in addition to the thousands of items donated in 2014! Of great historical importance in the study of the Mexican Revolution, the Powell Collection includes many rare materials: real photographic postcards, photographs, prints, original artwork, broadsides,…Continue Reading Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on the Mexican Revolution

George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection

The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection is an important addition to the DeGolyer Library and is a wonderful resource for research in Dallas and Texas history. A native Dallasite, George W. Cook (1949-2012) collected Dallas and Texas primary sources. He had a special interest in photographs, postcards, advertising souvenirs, trade cards, badges, family collections,…Continue Reading George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection

Collection of photographs by Andy Hanson

A collection of photographs and negatives by Dallas photographer, Andy Hanson (1932-2008). Hanson worked as a press photographer for the Dallas Times Herald newspaper from 1961 until the paper closed in 1991. He continued work as a free-lance photographer until his death. Included in the collection are many photographs of famous, high profile, politicians, celebrities…Continue Reading Collection of photographs by Andy Hanson

Exhibit: The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection

First Impressions: The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection Dates: January 30 – May 15, 2015 Times: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: DeGolyer Library About the exhibit The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection is an important addition to the DeGolyer Library and is a wonderful resource for research in Dallas…Continue Reading Exhibit: The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection

Exhibit – Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years

Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years Images and Objects from the Collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Announcement of Photography Location: DeGolyer Library Dates: October 23 – December 19, 2014 Times: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. About the exhibit: Jack and Beverly Wilgus…Continue Reading Exhibit – Defined By Light: Photography’s First 75 Years

Exhibit – The Not So Secret Life of the Faculty

The Not So Secret Life of the Faculty DeGolyer Library Professors teach classes— everyone knows this—but how do they spend their time outside of that MWF 8:00am seminar? Get a glimpse into the roles of Southern Methodist University professors as mentors, writers, researchers, administrators, and more through this exhibition of faculty letters, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia,…Continue Reading Exhibit – The Not So Secret Life of the Faculty

Exhibit – Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014

Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014 DeGolyer Library Exhibit About the exhibit: One could say that a piece of fiction is always selling something, such as a political idea, a belief of how the world operates or how people (especially men and women) interact, or the promotion of religious or philosophical ideas. So it…Continue Reading Exhibit – Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014