Monthly Archives: October 2013

Research Ready: October 2013

Just a couple of new finding aids this month, but ripe for exploration if you’re interested in Confederate units from Central Texas or Texas Baptist missionaries in Brazil! Continue reading

Posted in Anne Ellen Luther Bagby, Baptist history, Baptist missions, Baptist universities and colleges, Baptist women, Baylor at Independence, Baylor Female College, Baylor University, Brazil, Civil War, Confederate States of America, Freestone County, John Hill Luther, missionaries, missions, Research Ready, Seventh and James Baptist Church-Waco, Texas Baptists, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, William Buck Bagby | 1 Comment

A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life: Tiff Sowell, Library Information Specialist

From overseeing serials to environmental monitoring to filling interlibrary loan requests (and much more!), Tiff Sowell does a little bit of everything. Learn more about our Library Information Specialist’s duties in our latest staff post giving you a peek into the day-to-day work of The Texas Collection Continue reading

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A Baylor Pageant: Organizing the 1915 Homecoming Parade

From bands to kids, a parade has a lot of moving parts–how do you coordinate them all? Learn how history professor Frank Guittard helped make Baylor’s second Homecoming parade in 1915 a success. And if you’re on campus for the parade tomorrow, drop by The Texas Collection–our Homecoming exhibit will be on display, and we’re giving away Round Ups (ranging from 1903-1980) at our tent outside. (And some TC materials will be featured in Friday Night Flashback at the Union Building, too!) Continue reading

Posted in archival research, Baylor Homecoming, Baylor University, Calliopean Literary Society, Erisophian Literary Society, Historic Waco, Philomathesian Literary Society, Rufus C. Burleson Society, Samuel Palmer Brooks, student life, Waco | Leave a comment

Looking Back at Baylor: An Afterlife at Independence

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in November 1990. Blogging about Texas periodically features “Looking Back at Baylor” selections, with hopes of sharing Keeth’s work with a new audience. This past Sunday, Baylor University … Continue reading

Posted in Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baptist history, Baptist universities and colleges, Baylor at Independence, Baylor Female College, Baylor University, BGCT, Carey Crane Male and Female Colleges, Church of the Guardian Angel, E.E. Townes, Father Martin Huhn, Gordon Singleton, Guardian Angels Industrial School, Independence, Independence Baptist Church, Independence columns, James F. Vanderholt, Kent Keeth, Looking Back at Baylor, Royston Crane, T.C. Clay, Texas Baptists, Texas Catholics, Washington County Texas | 1 Comment