Monthly Archives: April 2012

Location, Location, Location: Navigating the 1940 Census

On April 24, 2012, the 1940 census records were released online—the National Archives’ first-ever online U.S. census release. The National Archive website had approximately 22 million hits in four hours, and additional servers had to be added to meet the … Continue reading

Posted in 1940 census, Archives, genealogy, Pat Neff | 2 Comments

From Olga Fallen’s Bearettes to Lady Bears National Championships (updated May 11, 2012)

Before Baylor University had the Lady Bears, we had the Bearettes, and before Kim Mulkey, there was Olga Fallen. When Fallen came to Baylor in September 1956, her specialties were dance and swimming. Yet over the course of her career … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, basketball, Baylor University, Bearettes, Lady Bears, Olga Fallen, Photographs, Suzie Snider Eppers, Title IX, Women's Athletics | 12 Comments

Preserving Texas Folklore

On a cold December day in 1909, two English professors acted on a common thread of interest—preserving the songs, music, and tales of Texas, known collectively as folklore. John A. Lomax and Dr. Leonidas Payne created the Texas Folklore Society … Continue reading

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