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Finding information about the history of sports at Southern Methodist University takes the stamina of a long-distance runner. Often you will have to go to multiple sources. Some sources are online, like the Daily Campus or the Rotunda. Other sources, like the Heritage Hall collection of athletes and teams, Faculty senate minutes, or athletic department records, can only be found only by visiting the SMU Archives in the DeGolyer Library. Other materials can be found in books that are in Fondren, DeGolyer or Bridwell Library. So dive in. Don't be afraid to explore!
The types of materials that you can find that document the history of athletics at SMU are varied.
Archives have the original documents (or the primary sources) documenting the past. The SMU Archives will have many collections that tell the story about SMU history.
Books are a great way to start your journey. Don't forget to look at their bibliographies to find more information.
Digital collections make it possible for you to discover the highlights of what SMU libraries have on the history of our university. Remember, the digital collections are only a highlight, and there is more (much more) still in the original paper format.
History of Southern Methodist University
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