Category: Special Collections

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

Exhibit – Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting

Travels in the Interior of North America … Karl Bodmer, artist Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting Theodore de Bry (1528-1598) Americae Pars I-XIII Frankfurt, 1590-1634 The exhibition features rare treasures from DeGolyer Library’s major collecting areas of Western Americana, exploration and discovery, history of science, history of business, photography, transportation, and literary…Continue Reading Exhibit – Treasures of DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting

Exhibit: John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels

John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels Exhibit at DeGolyer Library John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels, a previously unknown manuscript account of the Mississippi Valley, 1808-1812, will be on display April 23-May 24, 2013 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. A free souvenir keepsake, describing the manuscript and its significance, is…Continue Reading Exhibit: John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels

Exhibit – Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters

Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters Exhibition at DeGolyer Library Acclaimed author Joe Coomer ’81 recently donated his literary archive — more than 20 boxes of materials – to the DeGolyer Library. The current exhibit draws on this wealth of material, from Coomer’s earliest undergraduate essays and exams to manuscripts of his most recent novels….Continue Reading Exhibit – Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters

Exhibit – Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection

Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection Exhibition About the opening program Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection Exhibition Opening and Program Location: DeGolyer Library Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Time: Reception 6pm Texanan Room, Lecture 6:30pm with Richard McCaslin, PhD; Stanley Marcus Reading Room RSVP:…Continue Reading Exhibit – Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection