Monthly Archives: August 2014

Research Ready: August 2014

Materials from a Texas politician, Baylor fundraising efforts in the 1920s, a Jewish organization in Waco, and a Waco church are all featured in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

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Waco during the Civil War: The Goode-Thompson Family Papers

Would it surprise you to know that Spiritualism was alive and well in Waco, Texas during the Civil War? As loved ones perished, and the effects of the war took their toll, people tried to deal with their grief in many ways. Spiritualism allowed people to do just that, and in the Goode-Thompson family papers we see evidence of it as well as the effects of the Civil War in general on this early Texas family. Continue reading

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Henry A. McArdle: Texas Painter, Patriot, and Baylor Professor

If you’ve been to our reading room in recent years, you’ve seen some of Henry A. McArdle’s work in his portrait of Judge Baylor. Now, for the first time, 22 of his paintings are on display together. Join us at the Martin Museum of Art on August 30 to learn more about McArdle and experience his work. Continue reading

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Print Peeks: Waco Newspapers Report on the Beginning of World War I

The U.S. didn’t enter World War I until 1917, but newspapers still found ways, from ancestry to cotton, to relate the war to Wacoans’ everyday lives in 1914. Learn more in our latest Print Peeks. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Ferrell Center, Baylor University, Waco

As Baylor prepares to open its newest athletics facility, McLane Stadium, we thought we’d take a look back at the construction of the Ferrell Center. See how the building progressed in Texas over Time. Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration at Home: Grace Noll Crowell, Texas Poet Laureate

What’s your creative inspiration? For Grace Noll Crowell, her family inspired much of the verse that earned her the distinction of Texas Poet Laureate. Learn more in our latest blog post contributed by Amanda Mylin, a guest blogger and history graduate student. Continue reading

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Research Ready: July 2014

This month’s finding aids include the papers of a Paul Quinn College professor, a Texas lawyer involved with the Nazi war trials right after World War II, and a committee that considered moving Baylor University from Waco to Dallas, Texas. Read more in our (slightly delayed) July edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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