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

The SMU Symposium on Poetic Form at Bridwell Library, March 18 & 19

SMU Symposium on Poetic Form Broadside

Access the Symposium Program online. Monday, March 18 & Tuesday, March 19 at Bridwell Library Registration for the event can be completed online. SMU’s English Department and Bridwell Library invite you and your guests to the SMU Symposium on Poetic Form, Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, 2024.  Scholars and poets will gather on…Continue Reading The SMU Symposium on Poetic Form at Bridwell Library, March 18 & 19

Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection, by Amy Kurzweil

SMU Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies, and Bridwell Library present Nate and Ann Levine Endowed Lecture in Jewish Studies Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection  by Amy Kurzweil   Tuesday, February 20, 7:30 pm McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall (3225 University Blvd., Dallas, TX) Amy Kurzweil will discuss her new book, Artificial: A Love Story,…Continue Reading Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection, by Amy Kurzweil

SMU Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

Nationally celebrated across the United States since 1976, Black History Month is a time to reflect on the history, culture, and countless contributions to American society by African Americans. This year’s theme is African Americans and the Arts. To celebrate, we created a book display highlighting a few of the contributions to our library by…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

Pamela and the Early Origins of the Romance Novel

Title page of Pamela, with library stacks behind the book

For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to take a look at the romance literature within the DeGolyer Library.  Romance novels make up the biggest share of the publishing market–in 2018, they accounted for 25% of all books purchased, and in 2022, an estimated 19 million printed romance novels were sold.  But where did the genre begin?…Continue Reading Pamela and the Early Origins of the Romance Novel

Moving and Storing the SMU Archives

SMU Archives shelving with boxes

Last April, I learned that the Southern Methodist University Archives would move and go into storage during the construction of the Rees-Jones Library of the American West. Although I am excited about a new building, new storage for historical material, and new exhibit space, I was also apprehensive. Moving an archives is a complex project….Continue Reading Moving and Storing the SMU Archives

Love Data Week

Data is inarguably an integral part of our lives, influencing decision-making processes across all disciplines. February 12 -16, SMU Libraries will join the global community in celebrating International Love Data Week, an initiative that emphasizes the importance of data in research, education, and innovation. This year’s theme – “My Kind of Data” – underscores the…Continue Reading Love Data Week