The DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library’s holdings of primary sources are complemented by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other programs. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections "for study, research, and pleasure."
Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of Joe Coomer's The Decatur Road: A Novel of the Appalachian Hill Country , is available for purchase through the library for $25.00.
The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection, is available for purchase through the library for $20.00.
For more information about the Maley manuscript, click on the image above.
John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels
April 23-May 24
John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels, a previously unknown manuscript account of the Mississippi Valley, 1808-1812, will be on display April 23-May 24, in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. A free souvenir keepsake, describing the manuscript and its significance, is available as part of the exhibit. The Maley manuscript was acquired by the SMU Centennial Host Committee as the 4 millionth volume in SMU Libraries and as a gift in honor of George W. Bush and Laura Welch Bush (SMU ’68) and the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Link to entire manuscript coming soon.
Recently added finding aids
Joe Coomer papers
Annette Sanford papers
Lewis MacAdams papers
Image: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Santa Fe type Locomotives built for Southern Pacific lines, "Prosperity Special."
[Samuel M. Vauclain standing in front of "Prosperity Special"]
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