Monthly Archives: October 2014

Baylor Football: A Look at Carroll Field

A new exhibit: Lee Carroll Field: Early Athletic Traditions at Baylor University, is now open at the Texas Collection. Come on by the Carroll Library and take a look! Continue reading

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Texas over Time: The Alamo, San Antonio

The facade of the Alamo is unquestionable today, but it wasn’t originally part of the building, making early images of the structure hard to identify! Check out our GIF of the this changing landmark in this month’s Texas over Time. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: William Butler Yeats

“Armstrong’s Stars” is a collaboration between the Armstrong Browning Library and Baylor’s Texas Collection. Once a month we feature a story about a celebrity that Dr. A.J. Armstrong brought to Baylor. These stories highlight an interesting part of Baylor’s history and include collection materials housed in both the Armstrong Browning Library and the Texas Collection. Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the Austin Avenue Pedestrian Mall, Waco, Texas.

The Austin Avenue Pedestrian Mall which lasted from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s, was a short-lived venture, but one unique to the history of the city of Waco. It was part of the Urban Renewal Agency of Waco’s 20 year master plan to revitalizing a large part of the city between La Salle Avenue and Waco Drive. In this blog, we revisit its first few years to its demise through accounts of early city planners, businessmen, and the use of photographs from the U.R.A. of Waco. Continue reading

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