Category Archives: Archives

Herman Moll and His Distorted Map

by Rachel DeShong, Special Event Coordinator and Map Curator  “Recalculating” is a term that many of us are far too familiar with. We hear it when the GPS navigation system on our phone is telling us how to get from Point … 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

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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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Research Ready: September 2017

Read about the records of a historically African American cemetery, the papers of former Baylor President W.R. White, a Western novel about a scout leading a party through Comanche territory, a local civic leader, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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Research Ready: August 2017

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

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Research Ready: July 2017

View materials on German immigration to Texas, Prohibition, gunslingers in Texas, screenplays, railroad collections, Texas Civil War materials, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! 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 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

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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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Research Ready: March 2017

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

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