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North America: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints

DeGolyer Library


About the Collection

William McKinley, ca. 1896

North America: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection provides a sampling of the holdings related to North America in SMU's DeGolyer Library. The accessions in this collection portray the United States, as a whole; the U.S. Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest; and/or Canada.

Related collections include U.S. West: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints; Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints; and Mexico: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints.

DeGolyer Library digital collections are part of CUL Digital Collections, which contain thousands of digitized photographs, manuscripts, imprints, and works of art held by SMU's Central University Libraries special collections.

Holdings and Highlights

In the North America: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection, the DeGolyer Library has made available a growing number of its accessions:

Digital Collections Guidelines and Procedures

Items in Central University Library Digital Collections are digitized following the SMU Central University Libraries Digitization Guidelines and Procedures. Digital collections are created under the guidelines of the nCDS Digital Collections: Filenaming, Workflow, and Metadata Guidelines, or through specialized metadata profiles tailored for the collection.


Copyright usage terms vary throughout the collection. Each item contains information about usage terms. If SMU does not have the right to publish the item on the Internet, only the item's metadata will be available and the digitized object will be available on a restricted access basis. Such items may only be viewed on campus. When items are available for use, please cite DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. A high-quality version of these files may be obtained for a fee by contacting

Contact Info

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