The late Omar Sharif’s time in Dallas

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, who died July 10th, was best known for his roles in films such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Funny Girl,” and “Doctor Zhivago.” But Sharif also made a name for himself in Dallas as a bridge player over the last half of the 20th century, joining his group the Omar Sharif Bridge Circus with the Dallas Aces in 1970 for a bridge tournament. Continue reading “The late Omar Sharif’s time in Dallas”

Printing and scanning changes in Hamon

A student using the overhead scanner.

Hamon’s printers and overhead scanner have been moved to the copy room on the first floor of Hamon. Their relocation is part of our efforts to better utilize our spaces to meet user needs. Flatbed scanners are still available in the basement and on the third floor. For more information, please ask at the first-floor library services desk in the Hamon lobby. Thanks for your patience while we work to improve your library experience.

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Lost Bywaters and Hogue Murals Uncovered at Dallas’ Old Municipal Building

We thank Bywaters Special Collections curator Ellen Buie Niewyk for submitting this post.

In December, 1933, Jerry Bywaters and Alexandre Hogue were commissioned, as part of the Public Works of Art Administration during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, to paint a series of ten murals depicting the history of Dallas in the Dallas Municipal Building [sometimes referred to as “Old City Hall.”]  Beginning with the year 1841, the artists depicted the Tonkawa Indians investigating as John Neely Bryan builds his log cabin and ended the timeline in 1931, the year police cars were equipped with radios. Continue reading “Lost Bywaters and Hogue Murals Uncovered at Dallas’ Old Municipal Building”