Monthly Archives: May 2015

Research Ready: May 2015

Explore Civil War documents, Baylor research notes, Texas Baptist materials, and more in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Waco Hippodrome Theatre

We’ve got something a little different for you in this month’s Texas over Time. These images were shot in Texas, but feature promotional movie displays that were probably seen across the country. Our images are from the Waco Hippodrome Theatre in the 1920s-1930s. Check out some of the elaborate productions enticing visitors to these early films. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Marian Anderson

Many people know about the controversy involving Marian Anderson and Constitution Hall, and the resulting concert at Lincoln Memorial. But did you know that in the midst of the drama, Anderson performed at Baylor University? Learn more in our latest installment of Armstrong’s Stars. Continue reading

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Dottie Scarborough: A Woman of Many Talents

The personal papers of one of Baylor’s most well-written alumna are now available for research at The Texas Collection. The Dorothy Scarborough papers include more than 60 boxes of personal correspondence, notebooks, and sheet music that Scarborough wrote and collected during her career as an author, folklorist, and professor. Continue reading

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Mayday, Mayday: Preservation Problems in Special Collections

“Special collections” connotes white gloves and picturesquely historic documents. But you may not realize that your librarians and archivists also encounter a lot of dead bugs, bad smells, and other unsavory stuff in the process of preserving our cultural heritage. In honor of Preservation Week and MayDay, check out our Preservation Hall of Horrors. Continue reading

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