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2011 Archives

Clements Center by the numbers:

Since 1996 supporting the production of knowledge about the Southwest and borderlands

May 30, 2011

58 Clements Center Fellows:

  • 27 books published as a result of the fellowship with “Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University” on the title page, back cover and appropriate advertising.
        
  • 10 books under contract with publishers including Duke, North Carolina, Oxford and Yale.
        
  • 16 university presses represented including Arizona, Duke, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, New York, SAR (School of American Research), SMU, Texas, Trinity, Virginia, Oxford, Washington, and Yale, and one commercial press: Island Press (Shearwater Books).

16 Clements Center Symposia (and 3 more in development), each exploring important issues in the field of Southwest and borderlands studies, each resulting in a book of essays designed for course adoption:

  • 10 books resulting with “Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University” on the title page and back cover and advertising.
        
  • 2 books under contract.

10 William P. Clements Prizes for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America awarded to recognize fine writing about the Southwest and borderlands.

72 books or catalogues published in cooperation with the Clements Center including:

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  • 15 books published in cooperation with SMU Press.
        
  • 15 books co-published or in production with DeGolyer Library for the Library of Texas series.
        
  • 7 publishing-on-demand books published, or in production, by the Clements Center.

86 recipients of Graduate Travel Research grants awarded to SMU M.A. and Ph.D. students.

6 Bill Clements Dissertation Fellowships awarded to SMU Ph.D. history dissertation student to allow them to work full-time on completing their dissertation.

50 recipients of Clements Center – DeGolyer Library Research Travel Grants for Visiting Scholars who have or will cite the Clements Center and DeGolyer Library in their publications.

96 visiting lecturers, scholars or experts in their field related to the Southwest have come to campus to give public lectures either at monthly Brown Bags or at special public events.

12 SMU Community Friends who are scholars on campus with expertise in the Southwest.

28 North Texas Area Friends who are scholars or experts off campus with expertise in the Southwest.

9 college and university members in the Consortium of Southwest Studies Centers organized by the Clements Center.

10 Executive Board members (SMU faculty/staff).

12 Advisory Panel members (outside of SMU).

1210+ people on our mailing list who receive twice yearly Clements Center newsletters.

1200+ North Texas area email addresses sent information about and invitations to Clements Center events.

545 email addresses for North Texas public and private secondary school teachers and community college professors sent announcements of events in which they receive Continuing Education Credits for attending.