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DeGolyer Library Publications

Listed here, in chronological order, are various publications from the DeGolyer Library. Most are still in print and available from the Library. For ordering information, please contact the Library.

* Prices do not include Texas Sales Tax (8.25%) or postage & handling charges of $5.00. Please make checks payable to the DeGolyer Library, SMU or call 214-768-3637 to order by credit card.

List of Publications

C. W. Smith: A Throttled Peacock Book Cover

A Throttled Peacock: Observations on the Old World

C.W. Smith

2015. DeGolyer Library, SMU, Dallas, Texas

$25.00 - Order form (pdf)

Book Cover: Defined by Light: Photography's First 75 Years

Defined by Light: Photography's First 75 Years. Images and Objects from the Collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in Celebration of the 175 th Anniversary of the Announcement of Photography

Jack and Beverly Wilgus

2014. DeGolyer Library, SMU, Dallas, Texas

$25.00 - Order form (pdf)

Book Cover: No Small Dreams: J. Erik Jonsson - Texas Visionary

No Small Dreams: J. Erik Jonsson — Texas Visionary

Darwin Payne

2014. xvi, 272 p., ill. Cloth.

$25.00 - Order form (pdf)

Abraham Lincoln: The Evolving Commander-in-Chief

Abraham Lincoln: The Evolving Commander-in-Chief

Author: Frank J. Williams

2014. 22 p. Ill. Paper.

The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford  Collection

The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection

Author: Anne E. Peterson

2013. vii, 93, [2] p., col. ill. Paper.

$20.00 - Order form (pdf)

He Sang at Me: Marshall Terry, the SMU English Department and One Writer's Beginnings

He Sang at Me: Marshall Terry, the SMU English Department and One Writer's Beginnings

Author: Joe Coomer

2013. vi, 4 p. Paper.

$5.00

The Decatur Road: A Novel of the Appalachian Hill Country

The Decatur Road: A Novel of the Appalachian Hill Country

Author: Joe Coomer

2013. Thirtieth anniversary edition. xi, 207 p. Cloth.
First novel by this SMU alumnus, orginally published in 1983.

$25.00 - Order form (pdf)

An  Account of Four Years Travels, 1808-1812, John Maley

An Account of Four Years Travels, 1808-1812, John Maley: Presented by SMU to Commemorate the Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

2013. 8 p., ill. Paper.

This commemorative booklet describes the John Maley manuscript journal which was acquired by the DeGolyer as the 4 millionth volume in SMU libraries in tribute to the Honorable George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Welch Bush '68, with funds provided by the SMU Centennial Host Committee.

Charles  Dickens: The First Two Hundred Years: An Exhibition

Charles Dickens: The First Two Hundred Years: An Exhibition

Author: Stephen Weeks

2012. xii, 64 p., col. ill., map. Paper.
 By noted Dickens collector and Friend of the SMU Libraries.

Remember the Ladies

“Remember the Ladies!” Tributes to Remarkable Women, Celebrating the Archives of Women of the Southwest

Author: Pamalla Anderson

2012. [56] p. Paper.

Seven Stories

Seven Stories

Author: Jane Roberts Wood

Foreword by Phyllis Bridges.
2011. xi, 124 p. Cloth.

$25.00 - Order online (pdf)

Loving  U. The Story of a Love Affair (and Some Lover's Quarrels) with a University. A  Memoir

Loving U. The Story of a Love Affair (and Some Lover's Quarrels) with a University. A Memoir

Author: Marshall Terry

2011. viii, 185 p. Cloth.

$25.00 - Order form (pdf)

Meeting Mr. Tinkle

Meeting Mr. Tinkle

Author: C.W. Smith

2011. [7 pp.] Paper.

C.W. Smith first delivered this essay, in slightly altered form, at the April 30, 2011 meeting of the Texas Institute of Letters in Dallas, on the occasion of his having been named the recipient of the Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement.

$10.00

Farewell:  Remembering Horton Foote 1916-2009

Farewell: Remembering Horton Foote 1916-2009

Edited by Marion Castleberry and Susan Christensen.
2011. xiv, 224 p. Paper.

A memorial volume, with tributes from Horton Foote’s colleagues and friends. Authors include Daisy Foote, Horton Foote Jr., Edward Albee, Robert Duvall, Romulus Linney, and Jean Stapleton.

$25.00 - Order form (pdf)

Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner's Correspondence  from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849-1854

Standard Club 125th Anniversary: Happiness Is Being a Clubwoman

Author: Pamalla Anderson

2011. 12 p.: ill. Paper.

Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner's Correspondence  from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849-1854

Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner's Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849-1854

Author: G. Clinton (George Clinton), 1834-1904.

Edited by David J. Weber and Jane Lenz Elder.
Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, DeGolyer Library
2010. xliv, 381 p., ill. Cloth.

In Honor of Mustangs book

In honor of the Mustangs: The centennial history of SMU athletics, 1911-2010

Author: Darwin Payne

2010

To mark the centennial of SMU‟s founding, the Lettermen's Association and the DeGolyer Library have joined together to publish the first comprehensive history of athletics at SMU.

$45.00 - Order form (pdf)

Mexico: Porfiriato to Revolution, 1876-1920

Mexico: Porfiriato to Revolution, 1876-1920

Author: Anne E. Peterson

2010. 31 p., ill. (some col.) Paper.
Exhibit of DeGolyer materials, Sept. 7, 2010 to Dec. 17, 2010, featuring additional items from noted collector Elmer Powell.

From  High on the Hilltop.

"From High on the Hilltop—" Marshall Terry's History of SMU, With Various Essays by His Colleagues

Author: Marshall Terry

Dallas: DeGolyer Library & Three Forks Press, 2009.
148 p. Ill. Cloth and paper.

The history, an informal one filled with Terry’s insights based on his long association with the university, is augmented by fourteen essays that address specific topics and a comprehensive time-line. Essay authors include the president of SMU, R. Gerald Turner.

As only he can, Marshall Terry, the distinguished novelist and English professor who taught at Southern Methodist University for more than fifty years, has captured the spirit of the place in his new book, “From High on the Hilltop . . .” Marshall Terry’s History of SMU with Various Essays by His Colleagues. The history, an informal one filled with Terry’s insights based on his long association with the university, is augmented by fourteen essays that address specific topics and a comprehensive time-line. Essay authors include the president of SMU, R. Gerald Turner. The book, over-sized (10” x 10”), contains a large number of historical photographs dating from the university’s founding in 1911 to the present time. Particularly striking are the portraits of the university’s ten presidents, six of whom Terry knew and worked with in various administrative as well as teaching positions.

Terry is one of Texas’ most distinguished novelists. He is former president and a Fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters. In 1991 that organization presented him with the Lon Tinkle Award for lifetime achievement. In 2007 SMU awarded him an honorary doctorate of letters. He is the founder of the creative writing program at Southern Methodist University as well as being the E.A. Lilly Distinguished Professor of English. His teaching career began at SMU in 1954. His novels include Old Liberty, Tom Northway, My Father’s Hands, Land of Hope and Glory, Angels Prostate Fall, Tex Rex, and The Murder of Milo. His short stories have been collected in Dallas Stories and The Memorialist.

“From High on the Hilltop ...” is published jointly by DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, and Three Forks Press, Dallas. A paperback edition is available now, and a cloth edition will be published later this month. Copies can be ordered directly from DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University or from Three Forks Press. The book is also available in bookstores.

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Paperback edition, $24.95. Cloth edition, $34.95.

Alone  in the Vault: An Initiation into the Bibliophilic Mysteries.

Alone in the Vault: An Initiation into the Bibliophilic Mysteries

Author: Tom Taylor

2009. [20 pp.] Paper.

DeGolyer Keepsake Number 12 has been designed and printed by W. Thomas Taylor and printed in an edition of 500 copies by Bradley Hutchinson at Digital Letterpress. The type is Berthold Walbaum, decorated with an array of Whirligig ornaments.

$10.00

Jack Kilby: The Eye of Genius

Jack Kilby: The Eye of Genius. Photographs by the Inventor of the Microchip

Anne E. Peterson

2008. [24] p.

In addition to selected photographs in the exhibition, July 12-Sept. 21, 2008, includes essay by Anne Peterson on Kilby’s achievements as a photographer.

Published with the Meadows Museum, SMU, and with generous support from the Texas Instruments Foundation.

Free.

The ABCs of De: A Primer on Everette Lee DeGolyer

The ABCs of De: A Primer on Everette Lee DeGolyer, 1886-1956

Herbert Robertson

2007. 195 p., ill., ports. Paper.

Known to his friends and associates as "De" or "Mr. De," Everette Lee DeGolyer was a larger-than-life figure whose career was marked by numerous accomplishments. The ABCs of De is an essential reference guide to the life and times of one of the major figures in the modern petroleum industry.

$15.00 - Order online (pdf)

Book Cover: Rock  Island Line in Focus: The Railroad Photographs (1898-1925) of Jules A. Bourquin

Rock Island Line in Focus: The Railroad Photographs (1898-1925) of Jules A. Bourquin

I.E. Quastler

2007. 160 p., ill., maps. Paper.

Extraordinary turn-of-the century photographs of the Rock Island operations in Horton, Kansas.

$29.95

Two x Two: The Stereograph

Anne E. Peterson

2005. [16] p.

Keepsake on the occasion of the National Stereoscopic Association's meeting in Dallas and of an exhibition of stereographs from the collections of Robin Stanford and Banks McLaurin, Jr.

Free.

The Southern Pacific Railroad: The Road of a Thousand Wonders

The Southern Pacific Railroad: The Road of a Thousand Wonders

Anne E. Peterson

2005. [8] p.
Brief history of the SP, with illustrations drawn from a DeGolyer exhibition.

Free.

The Art of the Book: A Centennial Tribute to  Stanley Marcus, Bibliophile

The Art of the Book: A Centennial Tribute to Stanley Marcus, Bibliophile

Richard R. Brettell and Russell L. Martin III

Dallas: Meadows Museum & DeGolyer Library, 2005.
27 p., ill. Paper.

Includes Brettell on "The Nonesuch Library of Stanley Marcus" and Martin on "Minding the Books: Stanley Marcus and His Library.”

$10.00

From  George to George: Presidential Elections in the United States from 1789 to the  Present

From George to George: Presidential Elections in the United States from 1789 to the Present

Curated by R. Hal Williams and Hervey A. Priddy.

Dallas: Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, 2004.
97 p., col. ill.  Paper.

The Hervey A. Priddy collection of American presidential and political memorabilia is available to researchers at the DeGolyer Library.

Charles  & Robert: A Literary Friendship

Charles & Robert: A Literary Friendship. The Story of Charles E. Feinberg and Robert O. Harris, Jr.

Robert O. Harris, Jr.

2004.
Noted Walt Whitman collector recalls his friendship with the dean of Whitman collectors, Charles E. Feinberg.

Free.

Book Cover - Pablo  Neruda, A Centennial Celebration

Pablo Neruda, A Centennial Celebration: A Bibliographical Catalogue

William Fisher

2004. 84 p. Paper.
With contributions by Don Klein and Kurt Zimmerman.

$15.00

The Tornado and the Treasure

The Tornado and the Treasure: Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

James P. Ronda

2003. 11 p. Paper.

$5.00

Book Cover: Territories  So Extensive and Fertile

"Territories So Extensive and Fertile": The Louisiana Purchase: A  Bicentennial Exhibition Catalogue of Books, Maps & Prints Drawn from the Collections of the DeGolyer Library, October 2003 - February 2004

Ben W. Huseman

2003. 97 p. Ill. Paper.

$10.00

Roots  in Parched Ground: An Interview with Horton Foote

Roots in Parched Ground: An Interview with Horton Foote

Ronald L. Davis

2003. [vi], 22 p. Paper.
Published to mark the occasion of Horton Foote's receiving an honorary degree from SMU and to express DeGolyer Library's gratitude for the playwright's gift of his papers.

$10.00

Northern steam = Vapeurs du Nord

Northern steam = Vapeurs du Nord: photographs of French steam locomotives on the Chemins de Fer du Nord, 1906-1937, and later on the Northern Region of the S.N.C.F., Société Nationale Chemins de Fer, 1938-1952: an exhibition catalogue

Adrian H. Collyns

2003. [2] leaves, [27] p., ill., map. Paper.

$30.00

Destination México: "A Foreign Land a Step Away.” U.S. Tourism to Mexico,  1880s-1950s

Destination México: "A Foreign Land a Step Away.” U.S. Tourism to Mexico, 1880s-1950s

Boardman, Andrea

2001. 101 p., ill. (some col.)  Paper.

$35.00

Trailing  the Herd: The Cattle Trade in the American West

Trailing the Herd: The Cattle Trade in the American West: Exhibition Catalogue

Author: Larry E. Myers

Introduction by William S. Reese.
2000.  1 v. (unpaged), ill. Paper.

The Fur Trade in the American West: An Exhibition

The Fur Trade in the American West: An Exhibition

Author: Lee Burke

Catalogue by Lee Burke and Jane Lenz Elder.
1998. 72 p., ill. Paper.

$20.00

Theodore Roosevelt and America's Rise to World Power: A Centenary Observance

Theodore Roosevelt and America's Rise to World Power: A Centenary Observance. An Exhibition from the Collection of Lawrence H. and Doris A. Budner

Author: Lawrence H. Budner

Catalogue by Lawrence H. Budner and Thomas J. Knock.
1998. 32 p., ill. Paper.

Limited edition, $30.00; regular edition, $15.00

Trading in Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence with James  Josiah Webb

Trading in Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence with James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861

Author: John M. Kingsbury (1829-1907)

Edited by Jane Lenz Elder and David J. Weber.
1996. xxxix, 326 p., ill., map. Available in cloth and paper.

Hardcover $40.00, softcover $19.95

Visionaries and Rebels: American Literature  after the Atom Bomb

Visionaries and Rebels: American Literature after the Atom Bomb.  An Exhibition from the Colophon Moderns Collection Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the SMU Libraries

Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon.
Catalogue by Mary Courtney; preface by Decherd Turner.
1995. 32 p., ill. Paper.

Book Cover: The  Defenses of Northern New Spain

The Defenses of Northern New Spain: Hugo O'Conor's Report to Teodoro de Croix, July 22, 1777

Author: Hugo Oconor

Edited and translated by Donald C. Cutter.
1994. 110 p., ill., facsim. Cloth.

$47.50

Book Cover: To  Delight the Eye: Original Photographic Book Illustrations of the American West

To Delight the Eye: Original Photographic Book Illustrations of the American West

Author: David Margolis

Introduction by Martha A. Sandweiss.
1994. 93 p., ill, ports. Paper.

$25.00

Publisher's  List: Figures from the House of Adam & Blaine

Publisher's List: Figures from the House of Adam & Blaine

Author: Paul Horgan

Text & drawings by Paul Horgan; preface by David Farmer.
1994. [9] p., 35 leaves of plates, ill. Paper.

Limited edition, $30.00; regular edition, $15.00

Book Cover: Across  the Plains to Santa Fe: Exhibition Catalog

Across the Plains to Santa Fe: Exhibition Catalog

Author: Jane Lenz Elder

1993. [vi, 18 p.], ill. Paper.

$12.50

The Southwest: It's Where I Live

The Southwest: It's Where I Live

Author: Tom Lea (1907-2001)

1992. [18] p. Col. ill. Paper.

Signed, limited edition of 100 copies in boards, (out of print); regular edition in pictorial wrappers, $15.00

The Literature of Beguilement: Promoting America from Columbus to Today

The Literature of Beguilement: Promoting America from Columbus to Today

Author: Jane Lenz Elder

1992. 72 p. [28] p. of plates, ill. (some col.), maps. Paper.

$24.50

The  Literature of Beguilement: Promoting America from Columbus to Today

My Life as an Illustrator in the Southwest

Author: José Cisneros

1992. [12] p. Ill. Paper.

Signed, limited edition of 100 copies in boards, (out of print); regular edition in pictorial wrappers, $15.00

The Collector's Eye: Selections from the Sally Zaiser Collection of Paul Horgan

The Collector's Eye: Selections from the Sally Zaiser Collection of Paul Horgan

Author: David Farmer

1991. 50 p. ill. (some col.). Paper.

$10.00

Book Cover: The Plot of Bartolomé Pagés to Free Santa Anna

The Plot of Bartolomé Pagés to Free Santa Anna from the Chains of His Texian Captors in late 1836, the Discovery of the Plot and His Subsequent Arrest, His Escape, Capture, Trial, and Punishment, Concluding with His Doleful Letter from Prison to Sam Houston with a Further Account of the Modern Forgery of the Only Known Copy of the Reward Poster Issued by Sheriff Calder in 1836, the Twisting History of Copies Fake and Real, Their Discovery and Exposure, Concluding with a Few Remarks on the Staining & Baking of Paper

Author: W. Thomas Taylor

1990. 17 p., ill. Paper.

Limited edition (out of print); regular edition $12.50.

Book Cover: Landscape and Literature

Landscape and Literature: The Essays of Lawrence Clark Powell in the Southwest Review

Author: Lawrence Clark Powell

1990. xvi, 123 p. Cloth.

Signed limited edition $38.00; regular edition $19.00.

Motoring  Tourists and the Scenic West: 1903 to 1948

Motoring Tourists and the Scenic West: 1903 to 1948

Author: Michael Vinson

1989. 42 p., ill. Paper.

$12.50

The Book Club of Texas

Author: Stanley Marcus

1989. [19] p., ill. Paper.

Limited edition (out of print); regular edition $12.50

The Incredible Theodore Roosevelt

The Incredible Theodore Roosevelt: An Exhibition from the Collection of Lawrence H. and Doris A. Budner

Author: Lawrence H. Budner

1988. 56 p., ill. Paper.

$7.50

Book Stalking at Home & Abroad

Author: Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987)

Drawings by Barbara Whitehead.
1987. [16] p., ill. Paper.

Limited edition (out of print); regular edition (out of print)

Return to the Heartland: Reminiscences of Texas Books & Book People

Return to the Heartland: Reminiscences of Texas Books & Book People

Author: Lawrence Clark Powell

1987. [16] p. Paper.

Limited edition (out of print); regular edition (out of print)

The DeGolyer Western Collection at Southern Methodist University

Walt Whitman: An Exhibition from the Collection of Robert O. Harris, Jr

Author: Robert O. Harris, Jr.

1987. 28 p.,  ill., ports. Paper.

$7.50

The DeGolyer Western Collection at Southern Methodist University

Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience

Author: Susan Prendergast Schoelwer

With Tom W. Gläser. Foreword by Clifton H. Jones; introduction by Paul Andrew Hutton.
1985. xii, 223 p., [16] p. of plates,  ill. (some col.). Cloth.

Hardcover edition (out of print); softcover edition, (out of print)

The DeGolyer Western Collection at Southern Methodist University

Ten Days on the Plains

Author: Henry Eugene Davies (1836-1894)

Edited by Paul Andrew Hutton. 1985. Cloth.

(out of print)

Troubles in Texas, 1832: A Tejano Viewpoint from San Antonio: With a Translation and Facsimile

San Antonio (Tex.). Ayuntamiento.
Edited by David J. Weber; translated by Conchita Hassell Winn and David J. Weber.
1983. Cloth.

(out of print)

The DeGolyer Western Collection at Southern Methodist University

The DeGolyer Western Collection at Southern Methodist University. A Guide to Users

Author: Everett DeGolyer, Jr.

1978. 12 p. Paper.

Cattle Route of Texas

Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe R'y, "Texas Midland": "The cattle route of Texas": a round-up of facts corralled in commendatory letters from representative shippers, furnishing food for thought for the live- stock men of Texas and elsewhere

1970. 8 p. Ill. Map. Paper.
Facsimile of a publication issued by the railway in 1883.