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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General Information

Program Development

Fellowships

Job Application

Correspondence

Events & Symposiums

Papers & Publications

Lecturers

Associates

Miscellaneous

Southern Methodist University

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies records

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Southern Methodist University
Title: William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies records
Inclusive Dates: 1991-1999
Abstract: Established in fall 1996, Southern Methodist University’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies promotes research, publications, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to the American Southwest. This collection contains the records of its development before 1996 as well as the Center’s early years of existence, including symposia, lecturers, correspondence, research fellowships, and joint projects with organizations in north Texas.
Accession No: SMU 2000.0346
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Established in the fall of 1996, Southern Methodist University’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies promotes research, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields. The Center supports three annual Research Fellows (year-long, residential fellowships), provides short-term research support for SMU faculty and visiting faculty, subsidizes the publication of books on Southwestern America, including the Library of Texas series, sponsors graduate student research and enriches their intellectual life, particularly Ph.D. students in the departments of History and Anthropology. The Clements Center’s post-doctoral research fellowships are geared to individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences doing research on Southwestern America or Texas. The fellowships are designed to provide a year away from normal duties for senior or junior scholars to bring book-length manuscripts to completion.

The Clements Center also offered an interdisciplinary major and minor in Southwest Studies for undergraduates at SMU, and invites undergraduate students engaged in advanced research on the Southwest to apply for financial support from the Center. In addition, the Clements Center presents public programming, including lectures, seminars, and symposia, convening monthly meetings of SMU faculty, staff, and graduate students with interests in the Southwest, and awards the annual William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains the records from the origins and early years of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, introduced by its Inaugural Symposium in the 1995 – 1996 school year. The symposium included a number of lecturers and was being planned more than a year in advance. Other significant events include the KERA Teacher’s Symposium, held in association with KERA 13, the North Texas PBS affiliate in support of its co-sponsored documentary, "Teaching the U.S.-Mexican War."

In addition, the records of the development of the Clements Center from its origins, circa 1991, are contained, including new course proposals, faculty rosters, and requirements for a major and minor in Southwest Studies, in addition to the PhD program.

Lastly, the records about the fellowships offered by the Clements Center are contained, as well as the papers written by the fellows and other lecturers, including a dissertation by Richard Flint entitled Greater Cruelties Have Been Reported, the 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition, and a book by SMU professors Herbert Dick and Michael Adler entitled Picuris Pueblo Through Time: Eight Centuries of Change at a Northern Rio Grande Pueblo.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 10 series:
Series 1: General Information
Series 2: Program Development
Series 3: Fellowships
Series 4: Job Application
Series 5: Correspondence
Series 6: Events & Symposiums
Series 7: Papers & Publications
Series 8: Lecturers
Series 9: Associates
Series 10: Miscellaneous

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Southern Methodist University. William P. Clements Department of History -- History.
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies -- History.
Southern Methodist University -- History.
Southwest, New -- History -- Study and teaching.

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Related Material

Southern Methodist University Dedman College departmental records (SMU 1997.0296)

Southern Methodist University History Department records (SMU 1998.0319)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies records, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Deposit, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies.

Processing Information

Collection was organized, but not coherently. The organizational pattern changed every few years, so it was modified to be consistent throughout the collection.

Finding aid written by

Lane J. Sobehrad, July 2009.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
General Information
5 folders

Box Folder
1 1 General Information (1995-1998)
2 General – Annual Report (1996-1997)
3 General – Student Information (1995 – 1997)
4 General – Event Announcements (1995-1998)
5 General – Stationery (1996)

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Series 2:
Program Development
10 folders

Box Folder
1 6 Program Development – Course Information & Program Structure (11/14/1993 – Spring 1997)
7 Program Development – Course Information & Program Structure (undated)
8 Program Development – New Course Proposals (1994-1996)
9 Program Development – Correspondence (12/10/1991 – 11/19/1996)
10 Program Development – Faculty Rosters (1995 – 1997, undated)
11 Program Development – Requirements for a Major (1997)
12 Program Development – Requirements for a Minor (02/17/1992 – 12/23/1993)
13 Program Development – SMU in Taos (Ft. Burgwin) (1995 – 1996)
14 Program Development – Inter Community Experience (ICE) Program (1996)
15 Program Development – Southwestern Studies Majors at Other Universities (1993 – 1994)

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Series 3:
Fellowships
2 boxes (7 folders)

Box Folder
1 16 Fellowships – General Information/Correspondence (1997-1998)
17 Fellowships – Fellowship Recipients (1996 – 2001)
Box Folder
2 1 Fellowships – Announcements/Advertisements (1 of 2)
2 Fellowships – Announcements/Advertisements (2 of 2)
3 Fellowships – Undergraduate Fellowships (1996 – 1998)
4 Fellowships – Clements/DeGolyer Library Fellowship (1996)
5 Fellowships – Summerlee Grant Application (1996)

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Series 4:
Job Application
1 folder

Box Folder
2 6 Job Application (1996)

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Series 5:
Correspondence
8 folders

Box Folder
2 7 Correspondence – General (06/27/1995 – 05/24/1996)
8 Correspondence – General (06/02/1996 – 05/28/1997)
9 Correspondence – General (06/11/1997 – 12/07/1999)
10 Correspondence – General (undated)
11 Correspondence – Governor Bill Clements (1998 – 2000)
12 Correspondence – Barry Crouch (1997)
13 Correspondence – Texas Council for the Humanities, Richard T. Hull (1997 – 1998)
14 Correspondence – Sam Ratcliffe (1997)

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Series 6:
Events & Symposiums
3 boxes (31 folders)

Box Folder
2 15 Events & Symposiums – Brown Bag Lunches – Correspondence (09/11/1995 – 04/26/2001)
16 Events & Symposiums – Brown Bag Lunches – Announcements (1996 – 1998)
17 Events & Symposiums – Brown Bag Lunches – Speaker Information (1997 – 1998)
Box Folder
3 1 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – General Information (October 11-12, 1996)
2 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Press Releases (07/11/1996 – 01/10/1997)
3 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Publicity (1996?)
4 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Catering Expenses (1996)
5 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Correspondence (03/14/1996 – 10/22/1996)
6 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Mailing Lists (1 of 5)
7 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Mailing Lists (2 of 5)
8 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Mailing Lists (3 of 5)
9 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Mailing Lists (4 of 5)
10 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Mailing Lists (5 of 5)
11 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Lecturers – Ramon A. Gutierrez
12 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Lecturers – William Reese
13 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Lecturers – William H. Goetzman
14 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Lecturers – Patricia Limerick
15 Events & Symposiums – Inaugural Symposium – Miscellaneous
Box Folder
4 1 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – General Information (April 11-12, 1997)
2 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – Expenses (1997)
3 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – "The Iranian Baha’is" by Valerie Berry (April 11-12, 1997)
4 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – "The New Dallas: Immigrants, Ethnic Entrepreneurship & Cultural Diversity" by Dennis Cordell (1996)
5 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas –"French Heritage: American Home" by Meredith E. Fanning (April 11-12, 1997)
6 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – "Across Many Oceans: Asian Indians in the United States" by Sudeshna Ghosh-Pandey (April 11-12, 1997)
7 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – "Morelian Immigrants Living in Dallas, TX" by Jessica McLeod (April 11-12, 1997)
8 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – "Guatemalan Immigration to Dallas" by Michelle Robinson (April 11-12, 1997)
9 Events & Symposiums – New Dallas – "The Methodology of Conducting Oral Interviews: A Personal Experience" by Terry Schulte (April 11-12, 1997)
10 Events & Symposiums – "Mexico-US Migration" (with the Tower Center of Political Science) (May 6, 1998)
11 Events & Symposiums – KERA Teacher’s Symposium – General Information (Jan 30, 1999)
12 Events & Symposiums – KERA Teacher’s Symposium – Expenses
13 Events & Symposiums – KERA Teacher’s Symposium – Correspondence (09/12/1996 – 06/23/1998)
14 Events & Symposiums – KERA Teacher’s Symposium – Community Grant Application (1997)
15 Events & Symposiums – KERA Teacher’s Symposium – Evaluations
16 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – General Information (February 20-21, 1998)
17 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Press Releases & Publicity (September 1997 – February 1998)
18 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Reservations & Expenses
19 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Correspondence (07/07/1997 – 04/28/1998)
20 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Lecturers – J.J. Brody
21 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Lecturers – Virginia Couse Leavett
22 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Lecturers - Rina Swentzell
23 Events & Symposiums – Course Symposium – Lecturers – Chris Wilson

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Series 7:
Papers & Publications

Box Folder
5 1 Papers & Publications – Picuris Pueblo Through Time: Eight Centuries of Change at a Northern Rio Grande Pueblo edited by Michael Adler & Herbert Dick (1 of 2) (1999)
2 Papers & Publications – Picuris Pueblo Through Time: Eight Centuries of Change at a Northern Rio Grande Pueblo edited by Michael Adler & Herbert Dick (2 of 2) (1999)
3 Papers & Publications – The Tejano Community, 1835-1900 by Alberto de Leon (1997)
4 Papers & Publications – Greater Cruelties Have Been Reported, the 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition by Richard Flint (dissertation) (1 of 3) (May 1999)
5 Papers & Publications – Greater Cruelties Have Been Reported, the 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition by Richard Flint (dissertation) (2 of 3) (May 1999)
6 Papers & Publications – Greater Cruelties Have Been Reported, the 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition by Richard Flint (dissertation) (3 of 3) (May 1999)
7 Papers & Publications – History of African Methodism in Texas by Hightower T. Kealing (1997)
8 Papers & Publications – Dallas Public and Private by Warren Leslie (1997)
9 Papers & Publications – Adios Nueva Mexico by David Remley (1994)
10 Papers & Publications – "Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest" by Robert J. Rosenbaum (1997)
11 Papers & Publications – "Nuestra Historia: Our Hispanic Heritage" by Laura Tankersley (1996)
12 Papers & Publications – News Clippings (1994 – 1996)
13 Papers & Publications – Assorted Records

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Series 8:
Lecturers

Box Folder
6 1 Lecturers – Stephen Ambrose (1998 – 2000)
2 Lecturers – James Axtell (1997)
3 Lecturers – David Black (1996 – 1997)
4 Lecturers – Suzan Cambell (potential lecturer)
5 Lecturers – Elizabeth Enstam (1998)
6 Lecturers – Don Graham, in conjunction with the Dallas Historical Society (1999)
7 Lecturers – Patricia Evridge Hill (1997)
8 Lecturers – Curtis Hinsley (1999)
9 Lecturers – James Ronda (1998)
10 Lecturers – Miguel Soto (1998)
11 Lecturers – Tom Southall (1997)
12 Lecturers – Suzanne Starling (1998 – 1999)

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Series 9:
Associates

Box Folder
6 13 Associates – Consortium for Southwest Studies (1995 – 1996)
14 Associates – Dallas Historical Society – General Information
15 Associates – Dallas Historical Society – Correspondence (04/29/1998 – 05/11/2001)
16 Associates – Community Outreach

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Series 10:
Miscellaneous

Box Folder
6 17 Catering – SMU Catering
18 Catering – Assorted Caterers
19 SACS Accreditation
20 Miscellaneous – SMU Programs/Events
21 Miscellaneous – Other Schools’ Programs/Events
22 Miscellaneous – Assorted Records

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