Monthly Archives: February 2016

Research Ready: February 2016

This month’s finding aids and print materials include the papers of a media relations team leader, Baylor School of Nursing photographs and administrative files, and print materials on a 1949 rodeo, Dallas and Amarillo, and almanacs. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Big Bend National Park–Santa Elena Canyon

For those of us who live in the Central Texas plains, it’s hard to imagine that Big Bend National Park’s majestic scenes and elevations are in the same state! Visit “El Despoblado”–the uninhabited land, as the Spanish called it–in this month’s GIF. Continue reading

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From General Tire to the BRIC: The Demise and Rebirth of a Waco Manufacturing Facility

By Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator General Tire & Rubber Co. came to Waco in late 1944, the company’s second plant after its Akron, Ohio, headquarters. The plant was originally constructed to supply equipment for the U.S. Armed Forces … Continue reading

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Documenting the Parker Family Story at The Texas Collection (Part 3)

For the past two weeks, we’ve been writing about the Parker family—from Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker, to Old Fort Parker. Today we continue the story with the Parker family’s work to preserve its historical documents, now at The Texas Collection. Mark your calendar for February 18 to hear Jack Selden’s lecture about his book on the Parker family. If you can’t attend but want to follow along on Twitter, look for #ParkerFamilyTX. Continue reading

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Documenting the Parker Family Story at The Texas Collection (Part 2)

Last week, we explored the story of Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker. This week, learn about efforts to remember this history by restoring Fort Parker. Mark your calendar for February 18 to hear Jack Selden’s lecture about his book on the Parker family, and stay tuned for next week’s blog post on the Selden collection. Continue reading

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Color our (Texas) Collections

The coloring trend and special collections are colliding this week with #ColorOurCollections! Download some free coloring pages from The Texas Collection’s print materials, and share your creativity with us on Facebook and/or Twitter. Continue reading

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Celebrating Baylor’s Founders Day

Today marks the 171st anniversary of the signing of Baylor University’s charter. On February 1, 1845, Republic of Texas President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress that established our institution. Happy birthday, Baylor! From the beginning, Baylor has enjoyed … Continue reading

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