Monthly Archives: August 2013

Research Ready: August 2013

Lose yourself in a nineteenth century courtship via the Akin-Rose papers. Get fired up about the separation of church and state with the Joseph Martin Dawson papers. These opportunities and more await you in our most recently processed collections–read our August edition of Research Ready to learn more Continue reading

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Baylor's Finest Hour: Dr Pepper Hour!

The fall semester has started at Baylor, and that means Dr Pepper Hour is back! But did you know it wasn’t always Dr Pepper-centered? Learn how the tradition got started in our latest post Continue reading

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A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life: Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator

Did you know that The Texas Collection has more than a million photographic items, plus moving image and audio materials? Meet Geoff Hunt, originally from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, and Audio and Visual Curator, 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, Baylor University, E.C. Blomeyer, glass plate negatives, Historic Waco, IBM 1620, photographic negatives, Photographs, Texas Collection 90th anniversary, Waco | 4 Comments

A User's Guide to the Texas Collection, Part 2, Or, Dealing with Challenging Resources

In this second installment of “A User’s Guide to The Texas Collection, Dr. Kenna Lang Archer draws on her Brazos River research to discuss some of the perils of primary resource research—sources that contradict your thesis and the challenges of assessing authenticity in materials. Continue reading

Posted in archival research, Baylor University, Brazos River, Historic Waco, Kenna Lang Archer, special collections research, User's Guide to The Texas Collection | 1 Comment

Dime Novels: The Rise of the American Hero

The Texas Collection is proud to present our newest exhibit, “Dime Novels: The Rise of the American Hero.” Gallop into the adventures with our promotional video, and then read on to learn about these melodramatic tales Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Ann S. Stephens, Beadle and Adams, Beadle's Dime Novels, Buffalo Bill, dime novels, Frontier and pioneer life, Prentiss Ingraham, United States history | 2 Comments