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Hamon Arts Library

Hamon Arts Library

Bywaters Special Collections

Performing Arts Collection

Individual Collections: Performing Arts

Ronald L. Davis Collection

Ronald L. Davis Collection

Consists of approximately seven linear feet of programs from theatre performances, operas, and other events collected by this long-time SMU faculty member, one of the nation's premier cultural historians. It also includes 2 flat boxes of scores by Dallas big band leader Jerry Gray.

Greer Garson Collection

Greer Garson Collection

Includes correspondence, photographs, slides, film and theater scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, programs, awards, and scrapbooks, as well as a sampling of the actress' personal memorabilia. These materials chronicle Greer Garson's acting career from London's West End through her Hollywood and Broadway years and her many philanthropic activities.

Online: Finding Aid | About the scrapbooks

Ferde Grofe Collection

Ferde Grofe Collection

Consists of musical scores composed or arranged by this twentieth-century American composer.

Paul and Viola van Katwijk Collection

Paul and Viola van Katwijk Collection

Consists of the manuscripts and printed compositions of the van Katwijks and archival materials related to their careers, as well as music monographs, scores, concert programs, and photographs and other memorabilia documenting musical life in Dallas. Also of considerable importance are a number of autographed letters and manuscripts, many of well-known composers and musicians, including Debussy, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Rossini, and others. Dr. Paul van Katwijk was a pianist and long-time SMU faculty member who also served as conductor of the Dallas Symphony; Mrs. van Katwijk was an accomplished pianist and composer.

McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts

McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts

The McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts includes catalogs, clipping files, correspondence, photographs, playbills, posters, programs, scripts, set designs, and works of art on paper. While the collection emphasizes the performing arts in Texas and the Southwest, including papers of the Dallas Little Theatre and SMU's Arden Club, it also contains materials related to film and theater productions throughout the United States and Europe.

The McCord/Renshaw Collection includes two Japanese masks dating from the 8th to 10th centuries, currently being conserved at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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Harold von Mickwitz Collection

Harold von Mickwitz Collection

Documents the career of SMU's first Dean of Music and activities of the Mickwitz Club. These approximately two linear feet of archival materials include photographs, scrapbooks, annual directories, recital programs, correspondence, and clipping files; references to music activities at other Dallas institutions, such as St. Mary's College, also appear.

Lloyd Pfautsch Collection

Lloyd Pfautsch Collection

Documents aspects of the career of this long-time SMU faculty member and renowned figure in the field of choral music. The collection consists of approximately two linear feet of materials, including scrapbooks, clipping files, photographs, performance programs, and meeting minutes, documenting the activities of the Dallas Civic Chorus, which Dr. Pfautsch served as director from 1960-1986.

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