JCPenney joins digital collections

Greenville JCPenney store and car.

Over 122 years ago, James C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. We have launched a new digital collection of photographs of JCPenney stores, photographs of Mr. Penney or his projects, and a sampling of the first JCPenney newspaper for associates (employees) called The Dynamo. SMU received the JCPenney collections in 2004. The…Continue Reading JCPenney joins digital collections

Film screening: Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist.

Long view of Torn Apart installation with some Westwood clothing

  In conjunction with the Torn Apart: Punk Graphics, Fashion & Culture, 1976-86 exhibition, this documentary, Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist., will profile the life and work of the British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022) who was largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. Torn Apart, an exhibition at the Hamon…Continue Reading Film screening: Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist.

Reel to Real: A Spielberg Canon – Student-curated Film Series presents JENNIFER’S BODY

Still from Jennifer's Body showing main character

JENNIFER’S BODY (2009) will be screened on April 11th at 7pm, at the Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station, with FREE ADMISSION.  The satirical horror film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Diablo Cody, will be the fourth film in the Student-Curated Film Series. Student curator Mara Webb ’24 will introduce the film and welcome special guests in attendance from…Continue Reading Reel to Real: A Spielberg Canon – Student-curated Film Series presents JENNIFER’S BODY

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: March 2024

[R. F. Wiseman, Emma Connolly, and Addie Jones], ca. 1900s, DeGolyer Library, SMU.

In March 2024, SMU Libraries uploaded 236 items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 23 documents and imprints, 1872-1950, comprising 1505 pages, were added to the Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection. The items include three volumes of the History of the Dallas Federation of Women’s Clubs, and a 1950 city directory of…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: March 2024

Bridwell Edible Book Festival & Samuel Wesley Bad Poetry Contest, April 25

Announcing Bridwell Library’s 4th Annual Edible Book Festival (BEBFest) & 1st Annual Samuel Wesley Bad Poetry Contest April 25 from 3-5pm SAVE THE DATE Bridwell proudly announces its 4th annual Bridwell Edible Book Festival (BEBFest) and its first annual Samuel Wesley Bad Poetry Contest. Bridwell Edible Book Festival (BEBFest) In our first year, we held…Continue Reading Bridwell Edible Book Festival & Samuel Wesley Bad Poetry Contest, April 25

Rebelling against Everything: Punk Music Subversion, Diversity and DIY Fandom – talk by David Ensminger on March 21

Torn Apart stickers and buttons

In conjunction with the Hawn Gallery exhibition, Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion, and Culture, 1976 – 1986, David A. Ensminger, college instructor (Lee College) and author, will speak on the history of punk music, its diversity and culture. He is the author of several books covering both American roots music and punk rock…Continue Reading Rebelling against Everything: Punk Music Subversion, Diversity and DIY Fandom – talk by David Ensminger on March 21

SMU Student-curated Film Series: Reel to Real: A Spielberg Canon at Angelika Theater March 7th

Jurassic Park Flyer for Reel to Reel Film Series

  JURASSIC PARK (1993) will be screened on March 7th, at 7pm, at the Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station.  The sci-fi cautionary tale, based on the book by Michael Crighton, will be the first film in the Student-Curated Film Series. SMU Film & Media Arts students Mara Webb and Isaac Ehrler are curating the series this semester: Reel…Continue Reading SMU Student-curated Film Series: Reel to Real: A Spielberg Canon at Angelika Theater March 7th

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 Photograph…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: February 2024

Recent Accessions in African American History in the DeGolyer Library

Six pamphlets laid out in a grid

The DeGolyer Library has accessioned many exciting items over the last six months.  Below are some of the highlights Heroines of Jericho. Texas. Proceedings … 1936, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1963, 1973 The Heroines of Jericho, a female Masonic organization, had its first chapters in Texas founded around 1884. The organization is still…Continue Reading Recent Accessions in African American History in the DeGolyer Library

Maximize Your Research Impact: Deposit Your Data in the SMU Dataverse Repository

In the dynamic landscape of research, data sharing and preservation are crucial. SMU Libraries has partnered with the Texas Data Repository (TDR) to offer the SMU Dataverse Repository, a reliable and accessible platform to deposit your valuable data. Dr. Kathleen Smits, chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, the first at SMU to start…Continue Reading Maximize Your Research Impact: Deposit Your Data in the SMU Dataverse Repository