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Bridwell Library
Digital Collections

Bridwell Library Digital Collections

Bridwell Library Digital Collections are drawn from the extensive print and manuscript holdings of Special Collections and Archives. The department’s collections focus on incunabula, Bibles, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, devotional literature, church history, theology, popular devotion and popular piety, Wesleyana and Methodistica. The Archives contain papers and images documenting the history of Perkins School of Theology, Bridwell Library, and United Methodism.

Bridwell Library collaborates with SMU’s Central University Libraries to host dozens of digital collections on the SMU Digital Collections web page.

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Beautiful Bridwell Library

The Archives at Bridwell Library

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries
February 1– June 30, 2017

Dance of Death

The Dance of Death

Bridwell Library Entry Hall
December 16, 2016 – May 20, 2017


Copyright usage terms vary throughout the collections. Each record contains information about usage terms. If Bridwell Library 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 used, please cite Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

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For more information about the Bridwell Library Digital Collections, please contact Special Collections and Archives.