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.


Available now - the latest Clements Center publication, Report of the Investigative Commission of the Frontier, with a new introduction by Timothy Bowman.

The Western History Association and the Clements Center are pleased to announce the Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America Published in 2013!

The Clements Center is pleased to announce its research fellows for 2014-2015.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monthly Lunchtime Talks:
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  • Evening Lectures:
    Spring 2015
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  • Annual Symposium:
    Food Across Borders
    February 20-21, 2015
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  • 2015-16 Symposium:
    Violence in the US-Mexico

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