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Currently, the Southern Methodist University Archives has over 400 separate collections. These collections reflect different campus constituencies -- administration, faculty, students, and alumni. Materials in these records can include letters, publications, reports, oral histories, photographs, and videotapes.

Presidential papers
Each presidential collection is different, but most have biographical materials and speeches. More »

Faculty and staff files
SMU faculty and staff members have given office files, correspondence, and research materials to the Archives. More

Students or student groups
Collections include the papers and records of the SMU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and the SMU Student Senate. More

General SMU history
The SMU origins and history collection consists of documents, school publications, and news articles relating to the founding of the university, university events, the history of SMU, and world events as related to SMU. More

Bush Presidential Center
The collection includes the agreements between SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.  More

 

Finding aids can be simple box listings to detailed online encoded archival materials. Check with the Archivist for access to these and other materials.



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