Monthly Archives: May 2014

Research Ready: May 2014

Ever thought about how the furniture in Baylor buildings is selected? Or how a fraternity gets started? Or how money was raised? Gain insider insights into all of these questions in our latest Research Ready. Continue reading

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Sharing Student Scholarship: Finance at Baylor, 1921-1930

How did finances impact Baylor-Southwest Conference athletics? BU’s proposed move to Dallas? Learn more from about these events in 1920s Baylor history from Higher Education and Student Affairs student papers. Continue reading

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Soldiers of the Wooden Cross: Military Memorials at Baylor

If you are in the Waco area for Memorial Day weekend, consider spending some time on the Baylor campus reading the names on the memorial lampposts–what a great way to remember those who have fallen in service to our country. And if you find yourself wanting to know more about the names on the plaques, check out Soldiers of the Wooden Cross and Frank Jasek’s research files for the book at The Texas Collection. Continue reading

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Sharing Student Scholarship: Curriculum at Baylor, 1921-1930

For the next five weeks, we’ll be putting up teasers about the fascinating Baylor history, 1921-1930, that Higher Education and Student Affairs students have analyzed and shared on their class blog. Learn more about the conundrums of teaching business, Spanish & evolution at Baylor in the 1920s: Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Old Main, Baylor University

Did you know that Old Main lost its spires for a couple decades? Take a look at its transformation over the years in our latest Texas over Time GIF. Continue reading

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Print Peeks: A Who's Who of Texas History in the Biographical Gazetteer of Texas Online

Did you know that in the 1980s, The Texas Collection developed a gazetteer of print resources on notable Texans and early pioneers…and that you can search it online? Learn more in this month’s Print Peeks. Continue reading

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Looking Back at Baylor: Honoring Judge Baylor

Have you had your photo taken with Judge Baylor? Learn how one of the Baylor campus’ most iconic landmarks came into being in our latest “Looking Back at Baylor” post. Continue reading

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