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Project chronicles first Latinos at SMU


The following is from the Nov. 4, 2011, edition of the Park Cities Neighborsgo, published by the Dallas Morning News. Students from SMU's Clements Center for Southwest Studies provided expertise for this story.

November 8, 2011

ByAllison Wisk

Southern Methodist University marks its centennial this year, and a group of Latino graduate students are working to ensure their own history on campus is recorded.

Last week, students from the Clements Center for Southwest Studies presented The Latina and Latino History of Southern Methodist University, a project that details the Latino experience on campus starting in 1915, when the first Hispanic students enrolled.

Fernando Salazar, coordinator of SMU's Multicultural Student Services department, helped facilitate the students' research as they combed through yearbooks and other documents in the DeGolyer Library.


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