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SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7654

September 18, 2001


DALLAS -- The William P. Clements Jr. Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University has announced its fall schedule of speakers and events.

The center, part of SMU’s Dedman College and the William P. Clements Jr. Department of History, promotes research, publishing, teaching and public programming in a variety of fields related to the American Southwest. For more information about any of these events, call the center at 214-768-1233, or consult the center’s web site at

This fall’s lineup of events is as follows:

  • Third Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference “Women Who Made a Difference,” which will explore, among other topics, efforts by Dallas women to achieve the right to vote, early maternal and infant health programs, and civil rights. The Clements Center is sponsoring the conference along with other local heritage groups; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, The Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road. Registration is $25. Call (214) 421-5141, ext. 105.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with SMU Archaeology Professor Mike Adler
    Adler and some of his students will discuss their summer dig at the Chaves-Hummingbird ancestral Pueblo site near Albuquerque; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library. No charge.
  • Lecture, “The Damascus of the New World: Santa Fe and the Idea of Southwest Archaeology” Archaeologist James Snead will talk about his new book, Ruins and Rivals: The Making of Southwest Archaeology, an account of how modern southwest archaeology--and the image of Santa Fe--was shaped by a struggle between professional anthropologists and a loose coalition of writers, politicians and boosters; 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library. No charge.
  • Dinner and Lecture With Tom Chávez, director of the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe
    Chávez will discuss his new book, Spain and the Independence of the United States. The Clements Center is co-sponsoring the event with the Michael Stoner chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; 5:30 to 8 p.m.,Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Meadows Museum. Tickets are $35.
  • Brown Bag Lunch on the Preservation of San Augustine, Tx.
    Nancy Seay, vice president of the Summerlee Foundation; and John Crain, director, vice president and program director of the foundation, will describe the multiple efforts to preserve one of America’s oldest cities; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.,Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library. No charge.
  • Lecture, “The Lucy P. Stevens Civil War Diary: Transcending Conflict and Chaos.”
    Vicki Tongate, SMU graduate student in English, will discuss this rare Civil War diary recently purchased by SMU’s DeGolyer Library; co-sponsored by Colophon/Friends of the Libraries and the Archives of Women of the Southwest; 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library. No charge.