News from the DeGolyer Library
January 2020

Southern Methodist University
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.
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00

Thanks to everyone who came out last month to celebrate the exhibit opening!
Collections Update
The DeGolyer's Prints & Photographs Collection had a busy 2019, with the accession of more than 17,000 images. Notable additions include the David Rousar collection of railroad prints and photographs, the Nancy Barlow stereograph collection, and the John Miller Morris collection of Texas real photographic postcards and photographs . Pictured right is a 1917 image of a family at home on the Texas-Mexico border, from the Morris collection.
News & Notes
Some books take an interesting route from the printer to the DeGolyer stacks. Check out Hollywood Bookshelves to find out what connects our collection to Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor.
Inspired by the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, Archives of Women of the Southwest Curator Samantha Dodd decided to explore the collections for women in the film and television industry. Check out And the Award Goes To... to learn more about actress, theater producer, and SMU assistant professor Niki Flacks.
All of us here at the DeGolyer were saddened to learn of Jim Lehrer's passing earlier this month. We had the honor of meeting Mr. Lehrer and his wife Kate last spring, when the legendary journalist was awarded the Literati Award by the Friends of the SMU Libraries at the annual Tables of Content celebration. Pictured right is Lehrer with Dean of SMU Libraries Holly Jeffcoat and University President Gerald Turner. Our thoughts are with his family.
From the Stacks
Collections Highlight
Presidential history is emerging as an area of strength for researchers here at the DeGolyer, and the current trial of Donald. J. Trump in the Senate gives us a chance to provide some historical context through material evidence.

Featured here are two framed tickets to the 1868 Senate trial of Andrew Johnson, from the Hervey Priddy collection. We encourage researchers to explore our presidential holdings, and we will gladly provide collaboration and support if not collusion!
Recent Accessions

2020 is an election year (in case you hadn't heard) which means we're preparing an exhibit related to the history of politics and the presidency. This includes accessioning items from historian, collector, and friend of the DeGolyer, Hervey Priddy .

Pictured right is a framed souvenir from the childhood home of 1884 Republican candidate and subject of our upcoming exhibit, James G. Blaine. Affixed to the red ribbon was a pine cone from Blaine's childhood home, available to purchase for the low price of 30 cents (a steal!)
Newly Digitized Items

56 photographs taken from 1914 to 1919 were added to the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution , including this image of American troops in pursuit of Pancho Villa after the Battle of Ciudad Juarez. As always, thanks to the team at the Norwich Center for Digital Solutions.
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