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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.
Using Archives: A Guide

The Southern Methodist Archives exist so that people can find answers to their questions about SMU history. Finding those answers may take time and planning. Often, making advance reservations helps both you and the archivist.

For an on-site visit, the SMU Archives is a part of the DeGolyer Library, and we use their forms and procedures.


You can contact the University Archivist, Joan Gosnell, thorough many methods:

Telephone: 214-768-2261
Mail: P.O. Box 750396, Dallas TX 75275-0396


DeGolyer Library
6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

View campus maps and parking information for an on-site visit.


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