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Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library: Museum of Modern Art, Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition materials

Curator Ellen Buie Niewyk reports that a photo from the Bywaters Special Collections is being used by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in its current exhibition on Diego Rivera, which continues through May 14.

The photograph taken in 1931 shows Rivera painting The Uprising in his workspace in MoMA's original building. The image appears on the museum's website ( exhibitions/2011/rivera/chronology.php) as well as in the exhibition catalog.

Julie Stewart during midterm outreach effort
Research Librarian Julia Stewart’s (left) outreach efforts include organizing a snack break during midterms in partnership with the SMU Panhellenic Council.

Fondren Library Center: Federal Depository Library Spotlight, December 2011

The Federal Depository Library Program, which provides U.S. government information to designated depository libraries, featured Fondren in its online Federal Depository Library Spotlight for doing "an excellent job of making [its] tangible collection and digital publications accessible to users."

The story included a profile of Julia Stewart, Fondren's Government Documents Coordinator Coordinator, citing her research guides and outreach efforts as helping to raise awareness about the library's extensive resources.

DeGolyer Library: College & Research Libraries News, December 2011

The official news magazine of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) featured a familiar image on its cover: Pegasus atop the Magnolia Building, which now houses the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas.

The photograph is from Robert O. Barney's 1948 book The Romantic Story of Dallas: From Buckskins to Top Hat. The book is part of the special collections of DeGolyer Library. Director Russell Martin provided readers with historical context for the unofficial symbol of Dallas, the host city for the 2012 ALA Midwinter Conference.

JCPenney Archives, DeGolyer Library: The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2012

SMU Archivist Joan Gosnell provided expertise for a story that traced the history of entrepreneur James Cash Penney and the JCPenney retail chain he established.

JCPenney donated its corporate archives and the papers of its founder to SMU in 2004. Gosnell served as archivist with the company before joining the University.