Monthly Archives: May 2016

Research Ready: May 2016

Civil War documents, print resources on military training camps in Texas, unpublished poems, documents from a Baylor professor and Waco mayor, and more are available in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Texas State Capitols

In May 1888, the State of Texas celebrated its new Capitol with a week’s worth of festivities. Nearly 130 years (and a good amount of preservation work) later, the building continues to house Texas’ government. However, Texas had a few preceding capitol buildings–check them out in our latest Texas over Time. Continue reading

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From Belgium to “Rough-and-Tumble Waco”: The Academy of the Sacred Heart and The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur

Did you know about the Belgian influence in Waco? Back in 1873, the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur–whose roots are in Belgium–established the Academy of the Sacred Heart at 8th and Washington in Waco. Learn more about the school’s history and see photos of its last year of operation in our latest blog post. Continue reading

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