Monthly Archives: October 2015

Research Ready: October 2015

In this month’s Research Ready, we have added selections from our print materials for you to explore! Resource topics include Hill’s Business College in Waco, materials about Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, and letters from a prominent editor of the Baptist Standard. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Baylor Homecoming parade, 1953

In honor of #BackToTheFutureDay (yesterday) and #BaylorHomecoming (this weekend), travel back in time with us to the 1953 Homecoming parade! Imagine you’re at the 700 block of Austin Avenue and enjoy watching the floats go by in our latest Texas over Time GIF. Continue reading

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Unruly Waters, Dam Dreams and the House that Art Built: A (Brief) History of Development along the Brazos River

“Why haven’t we tried to develop the Brazos River?” That isn’t the right question, according to Dr. Kenna Lang Archer. “Why haven’t we been able to develop the Brazos more fully?” is what we should be asking. Join us at Baylor University’s Bennett Auditorium at 3:30 pm on Thursday, October 22, to hear her thoughts on development along the Brazos River. Dr. Archer is promoting her book, Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River. The book will be available for purchase at a reception following at The Texas Collection and at the Baylor Bookstore during Homecoming. Continue reading

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Baylor by Decade: 1915, 1935

The Baylor Bulletin (otherwise known as the university catalogue) always gives us great insight into the many changes that have occurred down the years at our university. Join us as we explore “Baylor by Decade,” a periodic series in which we look at the changing campus community. Continue reading

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Research Ready: September 2015

Discover the papers of a Texas family in the late 19th century, materials from Diana Garland’s work with Baylor’s School of Social Work, records of a Waco organization, and letters from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor President John Hill Luther in September’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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