DeGolyer Library

DeGolyer Library

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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DeGolyer Library News & Notes

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Written in a Tropical Glow

Books, Prints & Manuscripts Describing the Biological Exploration of the New World Tropics

September 27 - December 14, 2018
Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall, Fondren Library West


New Publications

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.


If You See Something, Say Something: A Writer Looks at Art
Dallas: DeGolyer Library, 2016.


Darwin Payne: One Hundred Years

One Hundred Years on the Hilltop
Dallas: DeGolyer Library, 2016.


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