DeGolyer Library

DeGolyer Library

DeGolyer Library is now open by appointment to SMU faculty, staff, and students only. An active SMU ID and a face mask are required for entry. For more information, see Current Status and Services.
For a research appointment, contact us at  Before your visit, please see our new rules for details on the safety guidelines we will be following.

DeGolyer SealThe DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library’s holdings of primary sources are complemented by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other programs. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections “for study, research, and pleasure.”

DeGolyer Library


Fondren Library West
6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

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Library and Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed University Holidays

Contact Us

Phone: 214-768-3637 

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Political Poster featuring Grover Cleveland, James G. Blaine, and their running mates

"Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion":

James G. Blaine, Grover Cleveland, and the Election of 1884


Virtual Exhibit

Women's Voices, Women's Votes:

An Exhibition Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment


Virtual Exhibit

Andy Hanson:

Picturing Dallas, 1960-2008


Virtual Exhibit

New Publications

From Anderson’s Holler …

Dallas; DeGolyer Library, 2020

Houston Displayed, or, Who Won the Battle of San Jacinto?

Dallas; DeGolyer Library, 2020

"All Goes Onward and Outward" Walt Whitman at 200

Dallas; DeGolyer Library, 2019

Written in a Tropical Glow: Books, Prints and Manuscripts Describing the Biological Exploration of the New World Tropics

                          Dallas: DeGolyer Library, 2018.

OK, I'll Do It Myself: Narratives of Intrepid Women in the American Wilderness

New York: Caroline F. Schimmel, 2017.


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