Monthly Archives: February 2014

Research Ready: February 2014

Do you know about the Baylor “Alma Mater” that wasn’t? Have you seen Waco’s Interurban bridge in a flood? Do you know much about the history of the African-American community in Waco? Discover these subjects and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready:
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Over the Generations: Documenting Waco's African-American Community through the Eyes of the Cobb Family

Sometimes a single family can tell a much larger story. Such is the case with our many collections from the Cobb family–they document over three generations of the African-American community in Waco. Explore 100 years’ worth of stories: Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Austin Avenue, Waco

See 50 years of change in less than 10 seconds! This month’s Texas over Time features Waco’s Austin Avenue, as seen in postcards. From the mode of transportation to new buildings, a lot changed from the 1900s to the 1950s! Continue reading

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Before Baylor: A Brief Story of Waco University

Baylor marked the anniversary of its founding this weekend on February 1. The founders decided to locate the school in Independence, but do you know how it ended up in Waco? Learn the story behind Waco University–a school very much intertwined in Baylor’s history, but with stories all its own. Continue reading

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