Monthly Archives: December 2014

Research Ready: December 2014

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. Here are December’s finding aids: Grant and Donell Teaff Baylor Football collection, 1948-2006, undated (#3835): … Continue reading

Posted in Baylor athletics, Baylor football, football, frontier and pioneer life, Grant Teaff, Liberty County, Research Ready, United States Armed Forces, United States Marine Corps, World War II | 2 Comments

Texas in the Teens through E.C. Blomeyer’s Lens

E.C. Blomeyer was probably just taking photos for his own enjoyment, but years later, they give us unique views into Central Texas about one hundred years ago. Join us in a new series as we take a look at “Texas in the Teens” through the lens of a gifted amateur photographer. Continue reading

Posted in cellulose nitrate negative, E.C. Blomeyer, photographic negatives, Photographs, Texas Cotton Palace, Texas Telephone Company, Waco | 1 Comment

Texas over Time: ALICO building, Waco

The ALICO building is one of Waco’s most prominent landmarks. See its construction and what Austin Avenue looked like, before and after, in our latest Texas over Time animations. Continue reading

Posted in Amicable Alico Building, architecture, Austin Avenue, Fred Gildersleeve, Historic Waco, Roy Ellsworth Lane, Texas over Time, Waco | Leave a comment

Armstrong’s Stars: Carl Sandburg

In the next entry in our Armstrong’s Stars series, learn about Carl Sandburg’s visits to Baylor. He even visited a sick Baylor student at the hospital when he was here in 1952! Continue reading

Posted in A.J. Armstrong, Andrew Joseph Armstrong, Armstrong Browning Library, Armstrong's Stars, Baylor English department, Baylor University, Carl Sandburg, Waco Hall | Leave a comment

The Conscience of Southern Baptists: Documenting Foy Valentine’s Work in Christian Ethics

Christian ethicist Foy Valentine was noted for asking the tough questions—and sometimes answering in ways that ruffled feathers among Southern Baptists. Learn more about Valentine and his life’s work in this blog post, then come do your own research in his papers at The Texas Collection. Continue reading

Posted in Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baptist history, Baylor University, BGCT, Race relations, Southern Baptist Convention, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Research Ready: November 2014

Discover the hospital record book of a Confederate surgeon, sports cards of Baylor football and basketball players, materials on the Waco Veterans Administration Medical Center, and more in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in 5th Texas Cavalry Regiment, American South, basketball, Baylor football, Baylor University, Civil War, Confederate States of America, First Baptist Church Robinson, football, Foy Valentine, John M. Bronaugh, McLennan County, Research Ready, Robinson, Sarah C. Pier Wiley, Sibley's Brigade, Slavery, sports cards, Texas Baptists, Uncategorized, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Woman pioneers | Leave a comment