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SMU @ 100: Looking Back, Looking Forward

SMU at 100

About the exhibit: April 25 to July 5th, 2011

Fondren Library Center displays archival images, graphics, and memorabilia depicting SMU milestones over the past ten decades, with an emphasis on celebrations of the twentieth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth, and seventy-fifth anniversaries of the university.

Featured: The First Fifty

Featured are a set of cartoons by Bill McClanahan (1907-1981), a writer and sports cartoonist for the Dallas Morning News known as "the father of Southwest Conference cartoon mascots." He created the set of limited edition cartoons depicting the history of SMU in celebration of the University’s 50th Anniversary. Entitled The First Fifty, the sets were provided compliments of the SMU Alumni Association.

Additional Photo Galleries


Campus from afar: Aerial and Bird's Eye Views

Events and happenings on campus

Landmark anniversaries on campus

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About Fondren Exhibits

The Fondren Exhibits Committee is charged with providing educational exhibits for the SMU community that showcase special events, academic areas and individuals associated with the SMU campus.

All Fondren Exhibits are available for viewing during Library opening hours.
Fondren Exhibits are located in the circulation area, also known as "The Link".

The remaining schedule for the 2010-2011 Academic Year is:

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