North America: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints
About the Collection
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.
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:
- Act of incorporation and by-laws of the Suffolk Savings Bank for Seamen and Others, 1870
- Columbian Naval Parade: The April 27, 1893, parade was held in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition, which commemorated Christopher Columbus' arrival in the in the New World 400 years earlier. The 48 images include ships from the U.S. Navy, as well as vessels from other countries. Also included are images of replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.
- History of the Indian tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs, including History of the Indian tribes of North America, Volume 1 and History of the Indian tribes of North America, Volume 2, embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. By Thomas L. M'Kenney and James Hall.
- Illustrations to Maximilian, prince of Wied's Travels in the interior of North America, 1844
- New York Bridge Drawings, 12 illustrated contract drawings, 1903-1909, for the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Blackwell's Island Bridges.
- Photographic Views of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, and Its Branches, from the Lakes to the Sea, a photographically illustrated book with views taken along the railroad line from Baltimore to Chicago showing Baltimore harbor, the U.S. Capitol, depots, bridges, viaducts, stations, roundhouses, mills, hotels, rivers, towns, cities, P & C RR [Pittsburgh & Connellsville Railroad], baths at Berkley Springs, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois.
- Tulsa Race Riot, 11 real photographic postcards showing the racially-based violence that took place in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 31 and June 1, 1921. Pictures illustrate the devastation to the African American community, including whole blocks burned to the ground, bodies of victims and the convention hall.
- United States Presidents and Vice-Presidents, including steel engravings of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Also, a colored lithograph portrait of Andrew Jackson, the hero of New Orleans, and a portrait of George M. Dallas, the people's candidate for Vice-President, who ran on the Democratic ticket with James K. Polk, and a colored lithographic print of President Theodore Roosevelt, and William McKinley.
- World War I, real photographic postcards of American soliders, as well as and photographs of of a funeral procession for a U.S. solider and an aerial view of and an aerial view.
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 SMU CONTENTdm Guide: Framework for Building a Collection, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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