Special Collections

Bridwell Library Digital Collections

African American Film Materials

African American Film Materials

DeGolyer Library

Photographs and pressbooks from films featuring African American actors, 1943-1985
Alvin Colt Design Drawings and Photographs for Neiman Marcus Fortnights

Alvin Colt Collection

DeGolyer Library

Design drawings, photographs, and materials from Neiman Marcus Fortnights, ca. 1963-1986.
Andy Hanson Photographs

Andy Hanson Photographs

DeGolyer Library

Photographs of people from Dallas and the celebrities and politicians who visited the city from 1960 to 2008.
Archives of Women of the Southwest

Archives of the Women of the Southwest

DeGolyer Library

Items documenting the experience of women in the Southwest, ca. 1840s-1980s.
Banks McLaurin, Jr. Stereograph Collection

Banks McLaurin, Jr. Stereograph Collection

DeGolyer Library

Stereoscopic views by hundreds of photographers and publishers, ca. 1851-1930.
Belo Records, 1842-2007

Belo Records, 1842-2007

DeGolyer Library

Business documents and artifacts preserved by the company’s leadership since its establishment in 1842.
Bowen

Elias and Abigail Bowen Family Papers

Letters and documents relating to Rev. Bowen's ministerial career and family.

broadley image

British Methodists Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

Featuring notable British Methodists in letters, documents, and images.
Cantonment Burgwin Postings

Cantonment Burgwin Postings

Ft. Burgwin Library, SMU-in-Taos

Documents chronicling the establishment and history of this small military installation near Taos, NM.
Civil War - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

Civil War: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, images, albums, and more, relating to the Civil War.
mouzon

Elmer T. Clark Portraits of Methodist Bishops

Bridwell Library

Fifty-eight black-and-white photographic portraits of Methodist bishops.
Adam Clarke

Cooke and Clarke Family Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

The domestic relationships and spiritual concerns of two generations of early Methodists.
Dallas Historic Aerial Photographs, 1930 Fairchild Survey

Dallas Historic Aerial Photographs, 1930 Fairchild Survey

Foscue Map Library

Aerial images commissioned by the City of Dallas in 1930.
Dallas Aerial Photographs, 1945 USDA Survey

Dallas Aerial Photographs, 1945 USDA Survey

Foscue Map Library

Photographs taken to survey Dallas area farmland in 1945.
DISD Desegregation Archives

DISD Desegregation Litigation Archives

Papers concerning the Dallas Independent School District desegregation case.

DeGolyer Library - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, images, albums, and more held by SMU's DeGolyer Library, 1584-1942.
SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Dance Concert Programs and Materials

Division of Dance Concert Programs and Materials

Meadows School of the Arts

Programs from the Meadows School of the Arts dance exhibitions, 1960s-2000s
Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection on Theodore Roosevelt

Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, correspondence, ephemera, and more related to President Theodore Roosevelt.
Durer prints

Albrecht Dürer Prints

Bridwell Library

A collection of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings by the foremost printmaker in Renaissance Europe.

Edward C. Fritz Papers, 1950s-2008

Edward C. Fritz Papers, 1950s-2008

DeGolyer Library

Documents and photographs that record the 1970s debate over the canalization of the Trinity River.
Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution

Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution

DeGolyer Library

Unique materials with a focus on the Revolution period and key political and military men.
John Emory

John Emory's 1820 Journal

Bridwell Library

A record of Emory's travels as a delegate at the Methodist General Conference in England.

Esther Webb Houseman Art Work and Papers

Esther Webb Houseman Art Work and Papers

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

Personal works and materials related to the Dallas School of Creative Arts and the Craft Guild of Dallas.
Europe, Asia, and Australia - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

Europe, Asia, and Australia: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Photographs and other materials from Europe, Asia and Australia, 1813-1961
Catholicon

Fifteenth-Century Printed Books

Bridwell Library

Books printed in Europe with moveable type before 1501.
Frank J. Davis World War II Photographs

Frank J. Davis World War II Photographs

DeGolyer Library

Frontline photographs and images portraying life around the world during World War II.
George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs, 1861-1897

George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs

DeGolyer Library

Materials related to ships and torpedoes, blueprints, and periodicals from Converse’s Naval career.
George W. Cook Dallas-Texas Image Collectio

George W. Cook Dallas/ Texas Image Collection

DeGolyer Library

Historical artifacts relating to Dallas and Texas, collected by George W. Cook, 1836-1980.
G. William Jones Film & Video Collection

G. William Jones Film and Video Collection

Hamon Arts Library

The film Carib Gold, from the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection.
Huntingdon

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, Letters and Images

Bridwell Library

A noteworthy figure in eighteenth-century English Methodism.

Thomas Haweis

Thomas Haweis Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

Featuring the early years of the Missionary Society and Haweis's position with Lady Huntingdon.

Hervey A. Priddy Collection of American Presidential and Political Memorabilia

Hervey A. Priddy Collection

DeGolyer Library

American presidential and political memorabilia, 1833-2017.
Historic Government Publications

Historic Government Publications

Fondren Library

Pamphlets published by the US Government during World War II.
circulation desk

The History of Bridwell Library

Bridwell Library

Photographs and documents spanning the 1950s through the 1990s.

Horton Foote Photographs and Manuscripts

Horton Foote: Photographs and Manuscripts

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, images, albums, and more, relating to the American author and playwright.
Isabel T. Kelly Ethnographic Archive

Isabel T. Kelly Ethnographic Archive

DeGolyer Library

Items relating to the field work of the pioneering female anthropologist and archaeologist.
Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection

Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection

DeGolyer Library

Images and artifacts from all eras in the history of photography.
Jack Kilby Photographs and Manuscripts

Jack Kilby Photographs

DeGolyer Library

Photographs by engineer Jack Kilby, Nobel Prize winning inventor of the integrated circuit.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

Bywaters Special Collections

The papers and artwork of prominent Dallas couple Jake and Nancy Hamon.
JCPenney Dynamo Newsletters

JCPenney Dynamo Newsletters

DeGolyer Library

31 issues of the Dynamo corporate newsletter, which ceased publication in 1932.
J. Erik Jonsson Papers

J. Erik Jonsson Papers

DeGolyer Library

Papers and other materials from the former Mayor of Dallas and Texas Instruments Chairman.
J.L. Turner Papers

J.L. Turner Papers

Legal documents from pioneering Dallas attorney J.L. Turner, ca. 1890s-1950s.

John G. Tower Digital Media Collection

John G. Tower Digital Media Collection

Fondren Library

Video and audio clips highlighting John G. Tower’s life and career.
lantern slides

Lantern slides produced by the Methodist Episopal Church, South

Bridwell Library

Visual aids for promoting the denomination’s missionary work at home and abroad.

Latin America and the Caribbean - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

Latin America and the Caribbean: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Photographs and other materials relating to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

DeGolyer Library

A wide range of Texas photography, ca. 1842-2000
Mary McCord-Edyth Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts

Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw Collection

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

Programs, photographs, and other items related to the performing arts, ca. 8th century-1960s.
Melvin C. Shaffer World War II Photographs

Melvin C. Shaffer World War II Photographs

DeGolyer Library

Images depicting the conditions in North Africa, Italy/Southern France, and Germany from 1943 to 1945.
UK Methodism

Methodism in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Bridwell Library

Included are autographs, photographs, and other documents that date from 1740 to 1917. 

Mexico - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

Mexico: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Images and documents from Mexico, 1735-1990s.
Miscellaneous Aerial Views of Dallas, 1930s-1940s

Miscellaneous Aerial Views of Dallas

Foscue Map Library

Aerial photographs of Dallas from the 1930s and 1940s.
Moore

Henry Moore's Unpublished Manuscript

Bridwell Library

A transcription of Henry Moore’s argumentative account of the “biography controversy,” c. 1797.

Muse lantern slides

William E. Muse Lantern Slides

Bridwell Library

118 glass slides that include images of the American Baptist Missionary Union ship Fukuin Maru.

North America - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

North America: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Items from the U.S. Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Canada.
Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers

Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers

Hamon Arts Library

Works include photographs, designs, and sculptures, ca. 1913-1986
Levi Olan

Levi A. Olan Sermons and Images

Bridwell Library

Levi Olan was a prominent rabbi, scholar, and community leader.

Otis Dozier Sketchbooks

Otis Dozier Sketchbooks

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

Sketchbooks spanning Dozier's artistic career from the 1930s-1980s.
Albert Outler

Albert Cook Outler Papers

Bridwell Library

Dr. Outler was a world-renowned theologian and Wesley scholar.

Perkins

Perkins School of Theology Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

A variety of documents, images, and publications produced by, on behalf of, or about the school.

Potter Art Iron Studios Collection

Potter Art Iron Studios Collection

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

Shop drawings, layouts, and related materials for the studios' work from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Railroads - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

Railroads: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Thousands of items from Everett DeGolyer Jr.'s personal collection and other notable accessions.
Richard Steinheimer Photograph Collection

Richard Steinheimer Photograph Collection

DeGolyer Library

Photographs taken by the prolific railroad photographer.
Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection

Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection

DeGolyer Library

Corporate and industrial photographs made by Richie from 1932-1975.
Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency

DeGolyer Library

Notes, scrip, bonds, and other financial obligations, issued in Texas between the 1820s and 1935.
Selections from the DeForrest Judd Sketchbooks

Selections from the DeForrest Judd Sketchbooks

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

A sample of sketches from the nine sketchbooks held by SMU.
Service

SERVICE Newsletter

Bridwell Library

Twenty-seven issues of SERVICE were published between May 1920 and March 1926

SMU in Taos Research Publications

SMU-in-Taos Research Publications

Ft. Burgwin Library, SMU-in-Taos

Anthropological research papers by researchers at Fort Burgwin, 1970s-1999.
SMU Oral History and Digital Humanities Class Projects

SMU Oral History and Digital Humanities Student Projects

SMU Archives, DeGolyer Library

Oral histories created by SMU students.
SMU Video Archive Series

SMU Video Archive Series

Interviews with SMU faculty, staff, and other dignitaries filmed between 2000 and 2011.
Southern Methodist University Campus Memories

Southern Methodist University Campus Memories

SMU Archives

Photos, texts, and videos of SMU during all phases of its history.
SMU Publications and Media Collection

Southern Methodist University Publications and Media Collection

SMU Archives, DeGolyer Library

A wide range of publications created by students, staff, and/or professors of SMU.
Southern Methodist University Rotunda Yearbooks

Southern Methodist University Rotunda Yearbooks

SMU Archives, DeGolyer Library

SMU student yearbooks, 1915-2012.
Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers

Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers

SMU Archives

Newspapers published by SMU students from 1915-1989.

Stanley Marcus Papers

Stanley Marcus Papers

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, documents, and other items related to Stanley Marcus and the Neiman Marcus store.
Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films

Sulfur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films

Hamon Arts Library

Short films, made between 1898 and 1906.
Texas Artists - Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

Works of art held by SMU and several partner institutions.
Texas Instruments Records

Texas Instruments Records

DeGolyer Library

Corporate records, photographs, and artifacts from Texas Instruments and its predecessor, ca. 1921-2007
Texas - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, postcards, books, historic documents, and maps documenting the history of Texas.
The Record, Dallas Archaeological Society

The Record, Dallas Archaeological Society

Fondren Library

Issues of the Dallas Archaeological Society's newsletter, 1940s-2000s
Tyler, Texas Black Films collection

Tyler, Texas Black Films

Hamon Arts Library

African-American films created between 1935 and 1956.
U.S. West - Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

U.S. West: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library

Photographs, postcards, books, historic documents, and more from the West, ca. 1846-1960s.
Vincent walking

John Heyl Vincent Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

The Rev. Vincent was a noted minister, author, educator, and public speaker.

Voices of Change Recordings and Materials

Voices of Change Recordings and Materials

Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

Voices of Change performances, along with corresponding materials.
Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley Family Materials

Bridwell Library

Forty-one letters and and written and visual documents.
John Wesley

John Wesley Letters

Bridwell Library

The collection consists of 142 letters from the evangelist and theologian.
John Wesley sermon

John Wesley's 1758 Sermon

Bridwell Library

A sermon on Hebrews 4:9 from the hand of John Wesley.
WFAA Newsfilm, ca. 1960-1978

WFAA Newsfilm Collection, ca. 1960-1978

Hamon Arts Library

News footage broadcast in Dallas from 1960-1978.
George Whitefield

George Whitefield Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

The personal life and ministerial career of a leading eighteenth-century English missionary.
White Rock Lake Aerial Photographs, 1927 Fairchild Survey

White Rock Lake Aerial Photographs, 1927 Fairchild Survey

DeGolyer Library

Aerial images of Dallas taken in 1927 by Dr. Samuel G. Geiser.
Frances Willard

Frances E. Willard Documents and Images

Bridwell Library

An educator and social reformer dedicated to the causes of temperance and women's suffrage.
William Halsey Locomotive Drawing Collection

William Halsey Locomotive Drawing Collection

DeGolyer Library

84 watercolor drawings by 19th century railroad enthusiast William Halsey.