Monthly Archives: September 2013

Research Ready: September 2013

Missionaries, higher education, plus a Rough Rider–this month’s completed finding aids cover a wide variety of interests! Check out what’s Research Ready Continue reading

Posted in Baptist history, Baptist missions, Baptist universities and colleges, Baptist women, Baylor University, Calliopean Literary Society, Carl Lovelace, Catherine Alexander, Lily McIlroy Russell, missionaries, missions, Research Ready, Southern Baptist Convention, student life, Texas Baptists, United States history, Waco | Leave a comment

A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life: Benna Vaughan, Special Collections and Manuscripts Archivist

How often do you open a box to find a land grant signed by Stephen F. Austin or WWI pilot’s wings? That’s the kind of thing that happens all the time for archivists! Meet Benna Vaughan, our Special Collections and Manuscripts 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, Baylor University, Greaver Lewis Miller, Pat Neff, Republic of Texas, Roxy Grove, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Collection 90th anniversary, Texas Cotton Palace | 2 Comments

A User's Guide to the Texas Collection, Part 3, Or, How to Know Enough is Enough

How do you know when your special collections research is done? In this final installment of “A User’s Guide to The Texas Collection,” Dr. Kenna Lang Archer draws on her Brazos River research to offer her tips on deciding when enough is enough Continue reading

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Behind the Names of Baylor's Newest Residence Halls: Exploring the Papers of Hallie Earle and Gordon Teal

About 700 students recently moved in to Baylor’s new East Village Residential Community, which features Hallie Earle Hall and Gordon Teal Residential College. These buildings honor two prominent Baylor alumni—and did you know that The Texas Collection houses their papers? Read on to learn more about Earle and Teal, and discover how you can learn more about their contributions Continue reading

Posted in 10th Texas Infantry Regiment, Baylor University, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Civil War, Germanium, Gordon Kidd Teal, Hallie Earle, Historic Waco, Isham Harrison Earle, Texas Instruments, Transistors, United States history, Waco | Leave a comment