November 2001

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University



Tuesday, November 13th--SMU Benefits Fair.

Monday, November 26th--Director's Tea, 3:00 p.m., Bonelli Conference Room, Hamon Library.



Note:  Mike Hazel, who will lead this tour, is president of our Friends and one of the best-informed historians of Dallas today . . .  If you or your friends or relatives are looking for something to do on Saturday, Nov. 10th, here is an offer we received from the Dallas Historical Society:  Explore historic downtown Dallas November 10th when the Dallas Historical Society presents the second tour of the Fall Historic City Tours Series. Dr. Michael Hazel, editor of Legacies and author of several highly regarded books about the history of Dallas (including the Dallas Public Library Centennial and an early history of the Dallas Historical Society to be published this fall) is the tour leader.  You'll get the history of the Old Red Courthouse, the historic Hotel Adolphus, Neiman Marcus, and much much more. The Dallas Central Business District is experiencing and incredible revival and you have the chance to get the real story of how Downtown Dallas was created and developed.  The tour departs the Hall of State at 9:00 A.M. and returns at 2:00 P.M. Lunch is included in the tour price of $25 for those that paid dues to DHS and only $35 for our friends of DHS. Call 214.421.4500 x105 or email me at to make your reservations.  Thanks! Franklin K. Wilson, COO, Dallas Historical Society, PO Box 150038, Dallas, TX 75315-0038,, 214.421.4500 x105.



Amy Turner asks us all to welcome David Alley, the new web writer for NCMIT.

Fort Burgwin Library News.  The SMU history Ph.D. students who participated in a seminar at Fort Burgwin in June recently presented a book, inscribed and signed by the students, to the Fort Library.  A new publication of the School of American Research, Women and Men in the Prehispanic Southwest, was edited by Patricia L. Crown.  Dr. Crown, a professor at the University of New Mexico, was an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at SMU (1985-1990) and a former Director of the archaeological field school at Fort Burgwin.



Maria Bellavance (CIP) has uploaded the web page she created for her Parish Library at All Saints Catholic Church in North Dallas. It can be accessed at

Bruce Evans (CIP) will be on the ballot for the Music OCLC Users Group election this year for Continuing Education Coordinator.  The election will be held by mail and the results will be announced at the MOUG meeting in Las Vegas this coming February.  Bruce also attended the annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association. As chair of the organization, he assisted in the preparation for and facilitated the chapter's business meeting. This year the meeting was held in conjunction with a conference up at the University of North Texas called "Legacies: 500 Years of Printed Music." He found it was extremely enjoyable and had all sorts of excellent presentations.

Angela Kull (CIP) has announced her engagement to Christopher Laack. Chris proposed to Angela on bended knee October 20th during a romantic weekend get-a-way in San Francisco. Chris is an architect here in Dallas, but would consider himself "from" Chicago. The couple has not set an official date for the wedding, but are planning for early next fall.

On October 26, Dr. Judy Marley and Clayton Crenshaw, both from the Hamon Library, attended the annual meeting of the Texas Music Librarian's Association. The meeting was held in Denton, Texas.

Brandon Pope, Fine Arts Librarian at the Hamon Library will be attending the annual meeting of the Texas-Mexico chapter of the Art Librarian's Society of North America (ARLIS-TEXMEX) from October 31 through November 3. The meeting will be held in Alberquerque, New Mexico.

Former Staff News--This is a new feature proposed by Linda Sellers, who thought we needed a way to keep up with what is going on the lives of our former colleagues.  If any of you have kept in touch with people from the past, and would like to share news of them with us, please alert Jane Elder, and she will include items  in forthcoming issues of the CUL Newsletter.

In the meantime, Linda has provided us with an update on Lee Goodwin, which follows.  Thanks to Linda for ferreting out this information and writing it up.  

Where Are They Now?

Lee Goodwin, who worked in a variety of CUL positions from 1983 until 1987, begins a new position on November 7 as Director of the Center for the Study of Early California History and Cultures at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  While earning an M.A. in history at SMU, Lee was administrative assistant in Fondren's Reference Department and twice worked at DeGolyer, as assistant manuscripts curator and as assistant exhibit curator for the Texas sesquicentennial exhibit and symposium. 

After graduation, Lee returned to her native New Mexico where she worked as a contract research historian and held positions at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, the Museum of New Mexico, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and at Santa Fe's renown School of American Research (SAR).   At the N.M. Archives, she  supervised the NEH-funded project which created the foundation for the On-line Archive of New Mexico. She has been a friend to the SMU-in-Taos program, providing behind-the-scenes tours of the SAR campus.  At SAR, she was acting director of the Indian Arts Research Center and most recently, as the SAR librarian/archivist, she initiated a records management program for the School.

Lee's husband, whom she met while working at the Palace of the Governors (housing the Museum of New Mexico) in Santa Fe, is an archaeologist/architectural historian with the National Park Service.  With him, she has worked on excavations in Mexico and New Mexico and on translations of Spanish documents.  In 1998, she published a photographic essay, "Heritage and Change through Community Celebrations" in the Western Historical Quarterly.

Although not fond of Dallas weather, Lee says she has good memories of SMU, and recently said about her SMU library jobs, "those years created an important foundation for my career, and I look back with great appreciation at the people I worked with there and how much I learned from them."  Linda Sellers, Contributor


November Birthdays

Saturday, November 3rd--Robert Eason (Hamon) and Bruce Evans (CIP)

Monday, November 5th--Joel Eatmon (FLC Collection Development)

Saturday, November 10th--Nancy Rubenstein (CIP)

Monday, November 12th--Geailya Armour (CIP)

Wednesday, November 14th--Clare Lattimore (CIP)

Thursday, November 15th--Bill Jenkins (Distance Education)

Tuesday, November 20th--Jan Buford (IIS)

Monday, November 26th--Eva Cernosek (CIP)




Friends of the SMU Libraries, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, and DeGolyer Library invite you to  "The Lucy Pier Stevens Diary:  A Texas Treasure," a talk by Vicki Tongate.  Ms. Tongate, an SMU honor graduate and Masters candidate, is editing and annotating the two-volume diary for publication. The program takes place Thursday, November 15, 2001, 7:00 p.m., the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library, refreshments to follow the program.   The writings of Lucy Pier Stevens offer a detailed account of life in southeast Texas during the Civil War. Lucy came to Texas to visit relatives, but could not return to her native Ohio for six years because the war broke out.  The diaries chronicle her life from 1863 to 1867. 

The exhibition of bookbindings by Dorothy Westapher continues in the Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library.




If you can start the day without
caffeine or pep pills;

If you can be cheerful,
ignoring aches and pains;

If you can resist complaining and
boring people with your troubles;

If you can eat the same food
everyday and be grateful for it;

If you can understand when loved
ones are too busy to give you time;

If you can overlook when people
take things out on you when,
through no fault of yours,
something goes wrong;

If you can take criticism and
face the world without
lies and deceit;

If you can conquer tension
without medical help;

If you can relax without liquor,
and sleep without the aid of drugs;

Then you are probably a dog.


Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University

Page author: Jane Elder