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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Student Publications

Espejo

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University student publications collection

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Southern Methodist University
Title: Southern Methodist University student publications collection
Inclusive Dates: 1917-ongoing
Abstract: This collection contains Southern Methodist University student publications that range from humor magazines to literary reviews to political newsletters. These publications were usually small and independently published by students and student groups and should not be confused for the daily campus newspaper. There are no full runs of any of these publications. This collection dates from 1917 and is ongoing. In total there are twenty-seven publications contained in this collection.
Accession No: SMU 1991.0087
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English and Spanish
Repository Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Barbwire was the newsletter of the Independent Student Association on SMU. It was published from 1950 to 1951 and there are nine issues in this collection.

Cupid Darts was a single issue of Valentine day poetry published in 1922. There is only one issue.

The Daily Compost was a satirical mock newspaper that contained largely made up stories about happenings on campus. It ran from 1977 to 1979. There are 26 issues in this collection.

Espejo (Spanish for mirror) was a student run literary review at Southern Methodist University. Espejo contained prose, poetry, music, art, and photography all done by SMU students and faculty. It was published semiannually from 1961 until 2003. The collection is not a complete run. After its end in 2003, Espejo reemerged as a literary website and continues today (See: http://smu.edu/english/creativewriting/espejo/). The collection spans the years from 1962-1992, it is incomplete. Missing are the years 1964-1966; 1975-1980; 1993-2003.

The Firebrand was a conservative paper that believed that communists were present on campus and present in the Civil Rights Movement. It largely disagreed with all civil rights and anti-war demonstrations. It ran in 1967, and there are only three issues in this collection.

The Grampus was a literary review that began in 1933 and lasted until 1934. This collection contains three issues of the review. Henry Nash Smith contributed to the Grampus, as well as Allen Maxwell, who would later become the editor of the Southwest Review.

Hilltopics is an independent newsletter that covers campus events and controversies. It often offers opposing or alternative views from that of the daily newspaper. It ran from 2004 to 2010.

Hoof Prints was a campus magazine published by SMU students from 1952 to 1954. It contained news articles, short stories, humor pieces, and illustrations. This collection contains seven issues of Hoof Prints.

The Independent was the newsletter for the Independent Student Association on SMU. It was published in 1945 and this collection contains one issue.

The Independent Reporter was the newsletter for the Independent Student Association on SMU. It was published in 1953 and there are two issues in this collection.

Insite was the newsletter established by the Student Senate of SMU to create a public forum for students to voice their opinions. It ran from 1966 to 1969 and was critical of university policy on issues, such as the University’s refusal to dispense birth control to undergraduates. There are nine issues in this collection.

The ISA Pony was the newsletter from the Independent Student Association on SMU. It was published from 1953 to 1954 and there are seven issues in this collection.

Le Sourire was the fine arts committee of Umphrey Lee Student Center’s monthly news paper that informed the SMU campus of fine arts happenings on campus and in Dallas. The collection contains two volumes from November and December 1965.

Limbo: The Magazine Section of the SMU Campus was a humor magazine published from 1949 to 1950. There are seven issues in this collection.

The Methodist Student was the official newsletter for the Methodist Student Movement on SMU. It contained stories about Methodism and information on the events of the group. There are four issues in this collection.

The Muddler was a satirical paper started in December of 2007 and stopped publication in May of 2010. It made fun of current events and often disagreed with the Daily Campus.

The Mustang was the publication of the SMU Mustang Students’ Party, an organization opposed to the Committee for Representative Student Government (CRSG). It largely opposed all CRSG candidates and informed students on Students’ Party candidates. It ran in 1950 and there is only one issue.

The Mustang Post was a conservative publication at SMU that ran from 2006 to 2008. There are nineteen issues in this collection.

Not the Daily Campus was the mock newspaper of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. It ran in 1983 and there are two issues in this collection.

The Peruna Press was the activities calendar/events page of the student center. It ran from 1972 to 1973. There are five issues in this collection.

Senate News was the newsletter from the Student Senate. It contained information on student senate proceedings. It ran in 1968 and there is only one issue.

The Snort was a humor magazine published in 1931. There is only one issue in this collection.

Tenedor: Revista Literaria en Español de los Estudiantes de Southern Methodist University was a Spanish literary review on the SMU campus during the late 1960s. It was named "Tenedor" (fork) because of a line from Miguel De Cervantes’ Don Quixote, "el conocimiento de sí mismo, Sancho, como la comida rica, no merece ser agarrado y engullido, con las manos, sino escogido y saboreado, con el tenedor, invención cortesana de la raza humana." (Understanding of yourself, Sancho, like good food, does not deserve to be grabbed and wolfed down, with your hands, instead it should be picked up delicately and savored, with a fork, an invention of the human race.) The collection contains volume one and two from the Fall of 1967 and the Spring of 1968.

Undergrunt was a satirical paper that made fun of the other independent publications on SMU during the 60s, mainly the Firebrand. It ran circa 1967 and there is only one issue in the collection.

Veritas was the newsletter from the Students for Democratic Participation (SDP). SDP wanted greater student involvement on campus. It was published in 1981 and there is only one issue in the collection.

Venture was a literary magazine published in June 1946. It contains shorts stories that deal with themes of war, sacrifice, racial integration, love, etc. A few stories were written by returning veterans of World War II. The collection only has one volume.

The Yellow Dog was a satirical magazine published in April 1917. There is only one issue in the collection.

This is a list of all publications in this collection in chronological order:

The Yellow Dog (1917)

Cupid Darts (1922)

The Snort (1931)

The Grampus (1933-1934)

The Independent (1945)

Venture (1946)

The Methodist Student (1948-1949)

Limbo: The Magazine Section of the SMU Campus (1949-1950)

The Mustang (1950)

Barbwire (1950-1951)

Hoof Prints (1952-1954)

The Independent Reporter (1953)

The ISA Pony (1953-1954)

Espejo (1963-2003)

Le Sourire (1965)

Insite (1966-1969)

Firebrand (1967)

Undergrunt (ca 1967)

Tenedor (1967-1968)

Senate News (1968)

Peruna Press (1972-1973)

Daily Compost (1977-1979)

Veritas (1981)

Not the Daily Campus (1983)

Hilltopics (2004-2010)

Mustang Post (2006-2008)

The Muddler (2007-2010)

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection is organized alphabetically. There are no full runs of any of the publications found in this collection. Most are in good shape, with the exception of The Grampus and The Yellow Dog which have yellowed and are very fragile.

Originally, the papers in this collection were arranged in several separate collections:

SMU 1991.0087

SMU 1991.0096

SMU 1991.0097

SMU 1991.0105

SMU 1991.0113

SMU 1992.0173x

SMU 2006.0382

These seven collections were combined into one collection to form the Student Publications Collection.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 2 series:
Series 1: Student Publications
Series 2: Espejo

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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 -- Students.
College students' writings, American -- Texas -- Dallas -- Periodicals.
Periodicals -- Texas -- Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southern Methodist University student publications collection, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Deposit.

Processing Information

Originally, the papers in this collection were arranged in several separate collections:

SMU 1991.0087

SMU 1991.0096

SMU 1991.0097

SMU 1991.0105

SMU 1991.0113

SMU 1992.0173x

SMU 2006.0382

These seven collections were combined into one collection (SMU 1991.0087) to form the Student Publications Collection.

Finding aid written by

Aaron Sanchez, 2010.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Student Publications

Box Folder
1 1 Cupid Darts
2 Daily Compost
3 Daily Compost
4 Daily Compost
5 Firebrand
6 The Grampus
7 Hilltopics Vol. 3
8 Hilltopics Vol. 4
9 Hilltopics Vol. 5
10 Hoof Prints
11 The Independent, Barbwire, The Independent Reporter, The ISA Pony
12 Insite
Box Folder
2 1 Limbo
2 Le Sourire
3 The Methodist Student
4 The Meddler
5 The Mustang
6 Mustang Post
7 Not The Daily Campus
8 Peruna Press
9 Senate News
10 The Snort
11 Tenedor
12 Undergrunt
13 Venture
14 Veritas
15 The Yellow Dog

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Series 2:
Espejo

Box Folder
3 1 Espejo, 1963-1969
2 Espejo, 1970-1974
3 Espejo, 1975-1979
4 Espejo, 1980-1984
5 Espejo, 1991-1992

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