Category Archives: Baylor at Independence

Looking Back at Baylor: ‘In Beautiful Groves…on the Edge of a Vast Prairie’

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in November 1981, then was reprinted in Looking Back at Baylor (1985), a collection of Keeth and Harry Marsh’s historical columns for the Line. Blogging about Texas periodically features … Continue reading

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Stories from Independence: Baylor Historical Society

In the second installment of Stories from Independence, Processing Archivist Paul Fisher will discuss the Baylor Historical Society. The society assisted preservation efforts at Independence, Texas, and raised funds for the restoration of Baylor’s iconic columns. Continue reading

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Stories from Independence: San Jacinto Day

How did Baylor students in the 1800s celebrate the Texas holiday San Jacinto Day? You can find out in this blog post featuring early Baylor students Florence L. Davis Bledsoe and Margaret Hall Hicks. Continue reading

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Research Ready: May 2015

Explore Civil War documents, Baylor research notes, Texas Baptist materials, and more in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

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Research Ready: October 2014

Explore topics this month that are Research Ready: photographs from the old Baylor campus at Independence, Texas, Baptist church materials, Texas family documents, and minutes from Baylor’s Staff Council. Continue reading

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Henry A. McArdle: Texas Painter, Patriot, and Baylor Professor

If you’ve been to our reading room in recent years, you’ve seen some of Henry A. McArdle’s work in his portrait of Judge Baylor. Now, for the first time, 22 of his paintings are on display together. Join us at the Martin Museum of Art on August 30 to learn more about McArdle and experience his work. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Baylor Female Building at Independence

One of the more memorable parts of Baylor Line Camp is walking through the columns at Independence and officially joining the Baylor Line. But of course, the columns used to be part of a building–learn more about their history in this month’s Texas over Time. Continue reading

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Remembering Hosea Garrett, Early Texan and Dedicated Baylor Supporter

Baylor Line Camp starts next week, and more than a thousand incoming students will journey to Independence to learn about Baylor’s roots. One of the names that might come up is that of Hosea Garrett, who was one of the first board members–in fact, he holds the record for years of board service. Learn more about this early Texas Baptist’s role in Baylor’s beginnings. Continue reading

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Research Ready: March 2014

In this month’s Research Ready, learn about Baylor University’s response to some challenging times–Baylor’s early years, including the Civil War, and rebuilding Carroll Library after the 1922 fire: Continue reading

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Before Baylor: A Brief Story of Waco University

Baylor marked the anniversary of its founding this weekend on February 1. The founders decided to locate the school in Independence, but do you know how it ended up in Waco? Learn the story behind Waco University–a school very much intertwined in Baylor’s history, but with stories all its own. Continue reading

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