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ANTH 5344: Methods in Ethnology: SMU Special Collections

Special Collections at SMU


Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

To make an appointment, email BSC primarily holds archival materials and works of art on paper relating to the cultural history of the Southwest. 


Octavio Medellin:

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G. William Jones Film & Video Collection, Hamon Arts Library

One of the largest film archives in the state of Texas, the Collection's holdings include a wide variety of media formats, equipment, and print materials stored in a state-of-the-art, climate controlled film vault. 

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Bridwell Library Special Collections

To make an appointment for Rare Books and Manuscripts, email

To make an appointment for the Archives, email

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DeGolyer Library

Principal repository at SMU for special collections in the humanities, the history of business, and the history of science and technology. Collections include rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and more. To make an appointment, email

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