Tag: Photography

Kirk Douglas, Passing of a Hollywood Icon

One of the last survivors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Kirk Douglas died on February 5, 2020 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 103.  After an impoverished childhood with Jewish immigrant parents and six sisters, Douglas made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas’s rugged…Continue Reading Kirk Douglas, Passing of a Hollywood Icon

Independence Day at the Archives

Whether you’re barbecuing, watching the fireworks, or sticking close to the AC this Thursday, we hope you have a great day off celebrating the Fourth of July. The DeGolyer will be closed in observance of the holiday, but while we’re away, take a look at some historical Independence Day parades, preserved in our collection.  …Continue Reading Independence Day at the Archives

A Life of Service: George H. W. Bush

A Texas icon and 41st president, George H. W. Bush (1924-2018) died November 30, 2018 at his home in Houston. Bush, the patriarch of one of the most influential political families in the U.S., was 94. Barbara, his wife of 73 years, died last April. They had six children, among them George W. Bush, 43rd…Continue Reading A Life of Service: George H. W. Bush

Kenda North Photography Collection

Kenda North Photography Archive Donated to the DeGolyer Library, SMU It is an honor to announce that Kenda North has donated her photographic archive to the DeGolyer Library to be included in the Archives of the Women of the Southwest. The spectacular lifework collection includes color photographs from the 1970s to the present. The list…Continue Reading Kenda North Photography Collection

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

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