Welcome to the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  Established in fall 1996, the Clements Center promotes research, publishing, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to Texas, the American Southwest, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.


The Clements Center is pleased to announce its research fellows for 2016-2017!

Click here to read our 2017 Spring Newsletter!

Check out the titles in UNC's David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History!


Upcoming Events:

  • Monthly Afternoon Talks:
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  • Evening Lectures:
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  • Frank Reaugh:
    Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains  

    March 30, 2017
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  • Bridges and Barricades: 
    A History of the US-Mexico Border

    February 21, 2017
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