I’m excited to announce that we’ve just added a group of new institutions and collections to the Western Waters Digital Library. Here is an overview of the new content now available in WWDL along with our other collections:


University of Houston Digital LibraryThe Digital Library makes available digital collections of materials documenting the University of Houston, city of Houston, and state of Texas, as well as other historically and culturally significant materials.

Galveston 1915 Hurricane Photographs

These 124 photographs capture the devastation wrought by the hurricane that hit Galveston Island on August 17, 1915. The collection features black-and-white and sepia-toned images of destroyed buildings, streets, railroads, causeway, and beachfront, taken by Rex Dunbar Frazier in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Browse University of Houston items in WWDL

Southern Illinois University Carbondale OpenSIUC – OpenSIUC is an institutional repository offering permanent, reliable, and free access to research and scholarly material produced at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The collections harvested into WWDL from Open SIUC include publications and reports from the Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center, conference proceedings from the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), and articles from the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education.

Browse OpenSIUC items in WWDL

Southern Methodist University Digital Collections – Ongoing projects include the creation of digital collections relating to Texas, the Southwest, the U.S. West, Mexico, Civil War, World War II, and more. Specialized holdings include Texas art, photography, and currency notes; Civil War and World War II photography; Mexican photography and imprints, and much more.

The Edward C. Fritz papers, 1950s-2008 digital collection contains 361 documents and photographs that record the 1970s debate over the canalization of the Trinity River in Dallas, one of the many environmental causes for which Edward C. “Ned” Fritz (1916-2008) campaigned. Fritz’s papers are held at SMU’s DeGolyer Library.

Browse Southern Methodist University Digital Collections in WWDL

Digital Commons @ USUDigitalCommons@USU provides open access to scholarly works, research, reports, publications, and journals produced by Utah State University faculty, staff, students, and others.

Water-related resources from DigitalCommons@USU includes Watershed Sciences faculty publications and theses and dissertations, and Utah Water Research Laboratory papers and reports.

Browse Digital Commons@USU items in WWDL

Weber State University Digital Collections – Weber State University Digital Collections provide access to unique materials from Weber State University Special Collections and Digital Archives. Among these collections is the Utah Construction Utah International Collection, which includes scrapbooks documenting the construction of the Hoover Dam.

Browse Weber State University items in the WWDL



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