Digital Collections

SMU Publications

Southern Methodist University Publications and Media Collection

 Limbo, Volume 01, Issue 05, March 1950

Limbo, Volume 01, Issue 05,
March 1950

Hoofprint, Volume 01, Issue 05, June 1953

Hoofprint, Volume 01, Issue 05,
June 1953

Cupid Darts, 1922

Cupid Darts, 1922

The Grampus, Volume 02, Number 02, May 1934

The Grampus, Vol. 02, No. 02,
May 1934

Le Sourire, Volume 01, Issue 01, November 1965

Le Sourire, Volume 01, Issue 01,
November 1965

SMU News Digest, Volume 12, No. 02

SMU News Digest, Volume 12,
No. 02, Nov.-Dec. 1949

About the Collection

Holding library: SMU Archives, DeGolyer Library

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Limbo, Volume 01, Issue 04, February 1950Overview

“What we got here is a failure to communicate.” This could never be true at SMU based on the quantity of publications put out by students, staff, and faculty throughout the University’s history.

The Southern Methodist University Publications and Media Collection contains a wide range of textual and visual publications created by students, staff, and/or professors of SMU. The student publications range from humor magazines to literary reviews to political newsletters. These publications were usually small and independent. Some lasted for one or two issues. Others may have lasted for several years. They are a great example of the artistic output, both literary and visually, of SMU’s student body.

The “Official” SMU publications, such as the SMU News Digest, were produced by the public relations department and sent to alumni, faculty, staff, and the press. These periodicals were designed to keep the Dallas community aware of activities on campus. Other publications were put out by academic departments or schools to publicize events and programs.

The media portion of this collection contains the Hilltop Videos, a series produced between 1987 and 1994 by the Student Media Company (creators of the SMU Daily Campus) documenting the year on the SMU Campus. These videos are available for viewing on campus computers only.

All of the publications come from the Southern Methodist University Archives.


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About the SMU Archives

The Southern Methodist University Archives serves as a research repository for the official administrative and historical records of the University. In addition, the Archives serves as the collective memory of Southern Methodist University.

Material in the SMU Archives consists of non-current university records, regardless of medium, generated by faculty, staff, and students while conducting the business of this institution. This material includes office files, minutes, photographs, films, correspondence, artifacts and memorabilia, publications, scrapbooks, blueprints, oral history tapes, and manuscript collections.

Items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections are digitized following the nCDS Digitization Guidelines and Procedures. Digital collections are created under the guidelines of the Digital Collections Workflow and Metadata Guidelines, or through specialized metadata profiles tailored for the collection.

Copyright usage terms vary throughout the collection. Each item contains information about usage terms. If SMU does not have the right to publish the item on the Internet, only the item's metadata will be available and the digitized object will be available on a restricted access basis. Such items may only be viewed on campus. When items are available for use, please cite DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. A high-quality version of these files may be obtained for a fee by contacting

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