Category Archives: Baptist history

Jules Bledsoe: Waco’s Famous Baritone

by Amanda Neel, Graduate Assistant The shelves here at the Texas Collection hold many collections about the lives and experiences of African American Texans. One of these collections, the Jules Bledsoe Papers, concerns the life and musical career of Jules … Continue reading

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Research Ready: October 2017

Explore a brochure advertising the hot mineral baths in Marlin, Texas, the records of a Baptist pastor and university president, a book on African Americans leaders and organizations in San Antonio, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

Posted in African-Americans, Archives, Books, German-Americans, Germany, Research Ready, Texas Artists, Texas Baptists, Texas Painters | Leave a comment

Portrayals of Texans in Western Films

by Ben Leavitt, Graduate Assistant The Texas Collection maintains more than a half dozen screenplays either written by Texans or set in Texas. Many of these screenplays were used in the production of Western films, and from them we can … Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Camp MacArthur

Texas has changed quite a bit over the years, as is readily seen in our vast photograph and postcard collections. To help bring some of those changes to life, we’ve created a “Texas over Time” series of GIFs that will … Continue reading

Posted in Camp MacArthur, Fred Gildersleeve, Historic Waco, military history, Photographs, Texas, Texas military hospitals, Waco, World War I | Leave a comment

Research Ready: May 2017

Explore materials on Baptist missionaries in China, dime novels, Texas railroads, military academies, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Archives, Baptist missions, Baptist women, Belton Texas, Books, broadsides, China, Dallas, frontier and pioneer life, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, letters, missionaries, missions, Old West, Photographs, Rail Road, Railroads, Research Ready, Texas railroads, Waco, Waco Interfaith Conference, World War II | Leave a comment

Research Ready: February 2017

Learn about cowboy songs, the Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Corpus Christi, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Baptist women, Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Books, letters, Lily McIlroy Russell, McGregor Plan, Old West, paper, Photographs, Railroads, Research Ready, Texas Baptists, Trains, World War II | Leave a comment

Research Ready: December 2016

Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print materials. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many resources … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, African American universities and colleges, African-American history, Archives, Baptist women, Civil War, diaries, Historic Waco, Huston-Tillotson University, McLennan County, Nonprofit organizations, Paul Quinn College, Photographs, rare books, Research Ready, Texas Baptists, Waco, Waco ISD, women's education | 1 Comment

Research Ready: October 2016

Read about historic El Paso, Waco area Baptists, Austin’s colony, Baylor student life in the early 1900s, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in A.M. Goldstein, architecture, Archives, Baptist history, Baylor University, broadsides, East Waco, Isaac Goldstein, Photographs, rare books, Research Ready, Rich Field, Texas Baptists, Waco, Waco | Leave a comment

Research Ready: September 2016

Explore a rare book about presidents of the Republic of Texas, a collection of photographs of Waco, the papers of an early Waco educator, and more in this month’s Research Ready. Continue reading

Posted in Baptist women, Baylor University, Historic Waco, Jewish Federation of Waco and Central Texas, McLennan County, Myron Wood, Photographs, Research Ready, Sam Houston, Seventh and James Baptist Church-Waco, Texas, Texas Baptists, Waco ISD | Leave a comment

Summer at The Texas Collection: Students Share Their Findings

Whether working with the papers of missionaries or a past Baylor president, you never know what you’ll learn in the archives. Find out about two students’ experience working with archival collections in our latest blog post. Continue reading

Posted in archival research, Baylor University, Julia and Finlay Graham, missionaries, W.R. White | 1 Comment