News from the DeGolyer Library
December 2019

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The DeGolyer Library will close December 23 for the holidays. We'll reopen on January 2, 2020.

Our exhibit Andy Hanson: Picturing Dallas, 1960-2008 will also be closed at this time.
Our Current Exhibit
Andy Hanson:
Picturing Dallas, 1960-2008

From January 2 to January 29
Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall, Fondren Library

Celebrate Andy Hanson’s long career in Dallas, where he was a staff photographer for the  Dallas Times Herald , covering society, politics, the performing arts, and the major news events of the day.

Highlights from his vast photographic archive, held by the DeGolyer Library, will be on display through January 29, 202o.

News & Notes
Check out Something's Cooking by Archives of Women of the Southwest intern Melissa Calderon to learn more about June Crozier Towers, the director of home economics for the Imperial Sugar Company for 25 years and a legendary Texas food writer.
Looking for some holiday cooking inspiration? Check out Someone's in the Kitchen where Samantha Dodd investigates some of the family recipes found within the Archives of Women of the Southwest.

Click through for a Spanish recipe for pastel bombonera, Mamie Hudson Gilliam's recipe for soft ginger bread, and Ida Morgan's ingredients for divinity candy.
From the Stacks
Collections Highlight
We learn from our researchers. A walk-in patron on a Friday afternoon who wanted to know more about southwest Texas in the late 19th century led us to this beautiful map of the state. The hand-drawn map of Texas was created sometime in the 1850s. The map is ink on glazed linen, and attributed to William E. Jones. Pictured here is a close up of the area around Jeff Davis county, including Fort Davis. Click here to view the catalog record.
New Accessions

If you've ever struggled with figuring out what to give the person who has everything, you 'll sympathize with Sir Ellice Victor Sassoon. We recently received a collection of letters from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to Sassoon, including thank you letters for gifts Sassoon gave the couple over the years, including sapphire jewelry and an early model instant camera.

Click here to view the finding aid for the Sassoon papers and photographs.

Newly Digitized Items

8 oral history interviews were added to the Southern Methodist University Oral History Interviews and Digital Humanities Student Projects collection, part of the Voices of SMU project, including an interview with the Reverend Robin Murray, featured here. Click here to view the videos, and click here to learn more bout the project.

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