Monthly Archives: March 2014

Research Ready: March 2014

In this month’s Research Ready, learn about Baylor University’s response to some challenging times–Baylor’s early years, including the Civil War, and rebuilding Carroll Library after the 1922 fire: Continue reading

Posted in Baylor at Independence, Baylor University, Carroll Library, George Washington Baines, Hosea Garrett, Research Ready, Samuel Palmer Brooks | Leave a comment

Expanding Your Search in BARD

We’ve got a few more BARD pointers for you in this blog post: tips on browsing larger collections, using BARD’s advanced search, and opening attachments to collections. We hope you enjoy exploring our finding aids! Continue reading

Posted in archival research, BARD, Cuadra Star, special collections research | 1 Comment

Seeing Double: Twin Conventions at Baylor University, 1939-1941

No need to rub your eyes if the photos in our latest blog post make you feel like you’re seeing double–you are! Learn about the gathering of twins, triplets, and even quadruplets at the Texas College Twin Convention, hosted at Baylor from 1939-1941: Continue reading

Posted in Baylor University, Iva Cox Gardner, Keys Quads, multiple births, Pat Neff, Perricone Quads, Texas College Twin Convention | Leave a comment

Before Brittney: A Legacy of Champions

Love the Lady Bears? Ever wonder about the beginnings of women’s athletics at Baylor? Then you might want to check out Before Brittney: A Legacy of Champions, a new book by a TC researcher. Continue reading

Posted in archival research, Baylor athletics, Baylor University, Bearettes, Lady Bears, Nancy Goodloe, Sports, Women's Athletics | Leave a comment

Pioneering in Medicine and Business: Waco’s First Female Pharmacist and Drugstore Chain Owner

Did you know that Waco was home to one of the Southwest’s largest independently owned drugstore chains? In honor of Women’s History Month, learn about Pauline Pipkin Garrett and her work to lead Pipkin Drug Stores to various successes in the 1930s-1960s: Continue reading

Posted in Ava Walkup Storey, Baylor University, Dixie Anderson Butcher, Historic Waco, Pauline Pipkin Garrett, Pharmacies, Pipkin Drug Store, Rexall Drugs, Waco, William P. Pipkin | 1 Comment

Texas over Time: Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, Waco

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas is quite the distinctive building on Waco’s Columbus Avenue. Watch its construction from the ground up in our latest “Texas over Time”: Continue reading

Posted in Freemasonry, Historic Waco, Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, Texas over Time, Waco | 2 Comments