Monthly Archives: May 2017

Cataloger’s Corner: The Age of Exploration in Italiano

This week’s blog post is the second in a series written by Allie McCormack, the Rare Books Catalog Librarian for Baylor Libraries. In this series, she describes some of her favorite items found at The Texas Collection. This post features the 1556 Italian edition of Francisco López de Gómara’s La Historia Generale delle Indie Occidentali. Gómara, private chaplain of conquistador Hernán Cortés, provides his account of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Continue reading

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Research Ready: April 2017

Learn about the Waco Bridge Company, the Crash at Crush, transportation in Dallas during the 1936 Texas Centennial and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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