12 from Texas: A Portfolio of Lithographs

The Bywaters Special Collection staff just installed the 12 From Texas portfolio on the second floor of the Hamon Arts Library. In 1952, Southern Methodist University Press decided to, according to its press release for 12 From Texas, “make available at a reasonable price the work of outstanding regional artists.” The subject matter of these…Continue Reading 12 from Texas: A Portfolio of Lithographs

Graphic Novels at Hamon

Hamon and Fondren hold diverse collections of graphic novels that cover a range of subjects such as cultural identity, illness, politics, and history. Graphic novels are usually longer than comic books and tell a single story within one volume. Graphic novels tell stories in a way that regular novels do not, with a certain level of abstraction, artistic…Continue Reading Graphic Novels at Hamon

Emil Nolde: Christ Among the Children

Thank you to LaGail Davis for contributing this commentary on Emil Nolde’s painting, Christ Among the Children, excerpted from a class essay. As quoted by Pois, Nolde declares, “I had to be artistically free, not to have God before me as a steel-hard Assyrian ruler, but God in me, hot and holy as the love of…Continue Reading Emil Nolde: Christ Among the Children

CUL Digital Collections Update: December 2014

In December 2014, SMU Central University Libraries uploaded 302 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 41,766 published items. Highlights include: 99 Texas railroad negatives from the Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. Collection of United States Railroad Photographs as part of the TexTreasures FY2015 grant depicting Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company locomotives and…Continue Reading CUL Digital Collections Update: December 2014

Welcome

Welcome to the Hamon Arts Library’s new blog! In addition to library news and highlights, we are expanding our focus to include events and people around Meadows and Dallas. With this goal in mind, we invite community members to submit content to our blog about library findings and events in the community that may be…Continue Reading Welcome

CUL Digital Collections Update: November 2014

In November 2014, SMU Central University Libraries (CUL)’  uploaded 611 items into our CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 41,464 published items. Highlights include: 131 Texas railroad negatives from the Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. Collection of United States Railroad Photographs as part of the TexTreasures FY2015 grant. Images include Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway…Continue Reading CUL Digital Collections Update: November 2014

CUL Digital Collections Update: October 2014

In October 2014, SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) uploaded 1,019 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 40,853 published items. Highlights include: 136 shop drawings from the Potter Art Iron Studio Collection, including Box 03 and Box 04. Drawings mainly include a variety of andirons, as well as chandeliers, lanterns, and other lighting…Continue Reading CUL Digital Collections Update: October 2014

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

CUL Digital Collections Update: September 2014

In September 2014, CUL uploaded 494 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 39,834 published items. Highlights include: 63 photographs, documents and ephemera from the Horn Family Papers, a collection of the family papers of Thomas Lora Horn, his wife Blanche, and their two sons in St. Louis, Missouri. Their son Leslie, a…Continue Reading CUL Digital Collections Update: September 2014

Texas Industry Photographs, 1936-1970, by Robert Yarnall Richie

Now online are 1,066 photographic prints and negatives depicting non-oil-related Texas companies (ca. 1936-1970), taken by Robert Yarnall Richie (1908-1984). The photographs are part of the DeGolyer Library’s Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection, which consists of industrial and corporate photographs taken by Richie throughout his career. The photographs complement a previous project to digitize and…Continue Reading Texas Industry Photographs, 1936-1970, by Robert Yarnall Richie