Monthly Archives: April 2016

Research Ready: April 2016

Materials include the records of a prominent local store and the family that owned and operated it, a Civil War letter, a promotional pamphlet on Waco, a souvenir concert program, and a volume on German Americans in Texas. You can read about these materials and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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The Waco Cotton Palace Pageant: A 46 Year Tradition

Like fancy dresses and Texas history? Then the Waco Cotton Palace is right up your alley! Back in the late 1890s, Waco was one of, it not the leading cotton market center in Texas. More than 120 years later, the Waco Cotton Palace is still celebrating cotton and its important role in Waco’s past. In honor of the pageant tomorrow, learn more in this blog post about the Waco Cotton Palace, Incorporated, and its records at The Texas Collection. Continue reading

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Lessons in Controversial Collections: Processing the Frank Watt Collection

From archaeology to lithography, musician to aircraft mechanic, Frank Heddon Watt was a Renaissance man when it came to his studies and vocations. The Texas Collection often has to consider privacy and confidentiality concerns in our archives, but Watt’s documentation of Native American burial sites added another layer of complexity. Read more about his papers and our approach to their accessibility in this blog post! Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Carroll Library, Baylor University, Waco

For this month’s Texas over Time, we’re looking at Carroll Library–The Texas Collection’s home! Enjoy images from the building’s early days, the 1922 fire, and some more recent views, too. Continue reading

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Research Ready: March 2016

Discover the records of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, cookbooks, family letters, a history of Baylor University, and a 1939 invitation from what is now Fiesta San Antonio in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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