Digital Collections

  • Featured: The Journey of Zenas Matthews

    This interactive map traces the journey of Zenas Wells Matthews, a soldier in the War of 1846 with Mexico, connecting entries in his diary to the places they describe. 

  • Digital Collections

    Distinctive Collections maintains a digital collection at the University of North Texas’ Portal to Texas History. This collection is our primary repository for digitized materials.


     View the Collection


    Online Exhibits

    Distinctive Collections’ online exhibits highlight notable holdings and digital exhibits, as well as special projects in research and pedagogy from the Southwestern University community. 


    View Our Online Exhibits


    Sou’wester yearbooks

    Special Collections holds Sou’wester yearbooks dating back to 1908. There is an online copy for every year that yearbooks were published. If a year is missing, then none was published.

    View Sou’wester Yearbooks


    The Megaphone

    Southwestern University’s student newspaper began in 1907. The first issues were published during the week of commencement as The Commencement Daily, which merged into a weekly publication the next year. The Megaphone reflects campus life as well as Georgetown and Williamson County events and activities, especially during the early years when “town and gown” were indistinguishable.

    The Megaphone continues to publish in print and online, although starting around 2000 publication became irregular and now comes out approximately monthly.

    View Past The Megaphone Issues (1907-2007)