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The DeGolyer Library is the principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other materials are available to all SMU students, faculty, visiting scholars, and other researchers. DeGolyer Library’s holdings of primary sources are complemented by exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other programs. Dedicated to enhancing scholarship and teaching at SMU, the DeGolyer Library is charged with maintaining and building its various collections "for study, research, and pleasure."

Upcoming Event:

C.W. Smith Lecture and Book Signing
Thursday, May 28

Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Lecture and book signing: 7:00 p.m.


Recent Publications

A Throttled Peacock: Observations on the Old World by C.W. Smith, is available for purchase through the library for $25.00.

Defined by Light: Photography's First 75 Years by Jack and Beverly Wilgus, is available for purchase through the library for $25.00.

No Small Dreams: J. Erik Jonsson – Texas Visionary by Darwin Payne, is available for purchase through the library for $25.00.

The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection, is available for purchase through the library for $20.00.

Recently added finding aids

Horton Foote papers

Howard Green papers

Top image: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Santa Fe type Locomotives built for Southern Pacific lines, "Prosperity Special."
[Samuel M. Vauclain standing in front of "Prosperity Special"] Photograph, Ag1986.0414x

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical address:
6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

Campus Map
Ramp entrance on south side of building (McFarlin Blvd)

Driving Directions

Visitor Parking
Parking available at Binkley Garage (number 53 on map)
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