To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moody Memorial Library, we are counting down 50 unique items from the special collections housed in the half-century-old building. This month we are showcasing a handful of items related to the American Revolution.

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In honor of Independence Day, we are investigating a small sampling of our rare books connected to our nation's birth.  Happy Fourth of July!

#24 : A thanksgiving sermon on the total repeal of the Stamp-act by Nathaniel Appleton (Boston, 1766).

The Stamp Act of 1765 was a direct tax on the colonies on printed materials.  After months of protest, Parliament repealed the Act in March 18, 1766. That same day, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, affirming Parliament's authority in the colonies.

 

#23 : An address to Protestant dissenters of all denominations by Joseph Priestley (London 1774). 

 

#22 : American patriotism farther confronted with reason, scripture and the constitution by John Fletcher (Shrewsbury, 1776).

 

#21 : The remembrancer, or, Impartial repository of public events (London, 1775).

Published by English journalist John Almon, this is the first volume of a seventeen-volume collection of colonial government documents and press reports from various colonial newspapers documenting the events of the American Revolution.


You can access these materials by arranging a visit with our special collections staff! To make an appointment, please visit our web page:

www.baylor.edu/lib/centrallib/index.php?id=97560

This post is part of the 50 for 50 series highlighting 50 unique and fascinating items found in the Central Libraries' special collections. The series is being held as part of the ongoing celebration of Moody Memorial Library's 50th anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moody Memorial Library, we are counting down 50 unique items from the special collections housed in the half-century-old building. Join us this June as we travel through some of the unique government documents in our collection with Sinai Wood, Baylor's Associate Professor and Documents Librarian.

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As we highlight the 50th anniversary of the opening of Moody Library and how that was a game changer for students, faculty, and staff at Baylor in 1968; we can also look back at what a game changer it must have been when our new government made good on its promise of government information to the people. The result of which has been enduring access to government information and libraries throughout the United States have rich and unique holdings because of this.

 

#28 : "Report of the Secretary of Agriculture" United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1888

 

#27 : "Annual report. 1879-80" Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology

 

#26 : "Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, 1879, v. 12" by F.V. Hayden, United States geologist in charge...

 

#25 : "Army Recipies. 1946 War Department Technical Manual; TM 10-412" United States War Department, Washington, U.S. GPO


You can access these materials by arranging a visit with our special collections staff! To make an appointment, please visit our web page:

www.baylor.edu/lib/centrallib/index.php?id=97560

This post is part of the 50 for 50 series highlighting 50 unique and fascinating items found in the Central Libraries' special collections. The series is being held as part of the ongoing celebration of Moody Memorial Library's 50th anniversary.

The big day is finally here! The transformation of Moody 104 - officially called the Active Learning Lab or ALL - is complete, taking part of the original building's "back of the house" offices and turning them into a flexible, adaptable, technology-rich space perfect for "flipped classroom" instruction, traditional lectures, events and more. Take a look at these photos from the first day of the ALL's finished state, and stay tuned to this blog and the Baylor Libraries social media channels (@baylorlibraries) for more information on the ALL.

The completion of Moody 104 is in sight! Our planning and leadership teams met with representatives of the companies doing final technology and physical updates to the room this week. Glass is going into the doors, the mobile setups are getting custom graphics and the whole project is extremely close to become a reality. Look for a final update in the next few days!