Monthly Archives: May 2013

Research Ready: May 2013

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. This is a our one-year anniversary of Research Ready, so we added things up. We’ve announced nearly 90 finding aids completed between May 2012-May 2013—wow! We look forward to sharing many more research opportunities with you. Here’s the scoop for May 2013: Continue reading

Posted in Baylor University, Branch Davidians, FBI, Grace Jones of Salado, Grace Rosanky Putnam Jones, Katherine Lucylle Cope Fulmer, modeling, Nick Pocock, R.H. Smith, Research Ready, scrapbooks, student life, Texas Revolution, Wichita Falls Symphony, World War II | Leave a comment

A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life: Paul Fisher, Processing Archivist

Meet Paul Fisher, Baylor graduate (BA 2009, MA 2011), native Texan, and Processing Archivist, in our latest staff post giving you a peek into the day-to-day work of The Texas Collection. Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life, Archives, archives preservation, Baylor University, Civil War, Confederate States of America, Cuadra Star, Farmers Improvement Society, Indians of North America, Julie Holcomb, Museum Studies, Robert L. Smith, Texas Collection 90th anniversary, The Texas Collection, United States history, Waco | Leave a comment

A Lifelong Learner: The Education and Service of Dr. Francis Gevrier Guittard

“I will help you in every possible way to get before the people, to cultivate the students and reach a maximum of opportunity for you to develop in.” Samuel Palmer Brooks wrote those words to Francis Gevrier Guittard in a … Continue reading

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Documenting the "Monster from the Skies": Photographs Telling the Story of the 1953 Waco Tornado

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the May 11, 1953, tornado that hit Waco, Texas, causing the deaths of 114 people. To honor those who lost their lives on this tragic day, and the great loss of a large … Continue reading

Posted in Amicable Alico Building, Army Air Force Photography Division, Dr Pepper, Fred Gildersleeve, Fred Marlar, Hannibal "Joe" Jaworski, Hiram Blaine Sherrill, photographic negatives, Randall Todd, Roger Conger, tornado, Waco, Waco tornado 1953 | 3 Comments

Research Ready: April 2013

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. Here’s the scoop for April: Sadie C. Cannon papers, undated: An unpublished manuscript, Sing Hallelujah, … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Baptist history, Baylor University, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Civil War, Confederate States of America, Discoveries, Elizabeth Farr, Elsie Maynard, Emmanuel Baptist Church Waco, Frontier and pioneer life, Germanium, Gordon Kidd Teal, Institute of Radio Engineers, Memorial Baptist Church Waco, Reconstruction, Republic of Texas, Research Ready, Richard Farr, Sadie Cannon, Slavery, Texas Academy of Science, Texas Baptists, Texas Instruments, Texas land grants, Transistors, William Chapman, William McCutchan, World War II | Leave a comment