Category Archives: African-Americans

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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Armstrong’s Stars: Marian Anderson

Many people know about the controversy involving Marian Anderson and Constitution Hall, and the resulting concert at Lincoln Memorial. But did you know that in the midst of the drama, Anderson performed at Baylor University? Learn more in our latest installment of Armstrong’s Stars. Continue reading

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Research Ready: April 2015

Materials documenting a German family in 1830s Texas, an African American family in Waco, and a woman in Central Texas are included in April’s Research Ready. Continue reading

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Research Ready: January 2015

In this month’s Research Ready, learn about photographs from the Waco African American community in the early 1900s, recipes and postcards from across Texas, and materials from Baylor’s BU records: George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Continue reading

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Research Ready: July 2014

This month’s finding aids include the papers of a Paul Quinn College professor, a Texas lawyer involved with the Nazi war trials right after World War II, and a committee that considered moving Baylor University from Waco to Dallas, Texas. Read more in our (slightly delayed) July edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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Research Ready: February 2014

Do you know about the Baylor “Alma Mater” that wasn’t? Have you seen Waco’s Interurban bridge in a flood? Do you know much about the history of the African-American community in Waco? Discover these subjects and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready:
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Over the Generations: Documenting Waco's African-American Community through the Eyes of the Cobb Family

Sometimes a single family can tell a much larger story. Such is the case with our many collections from the Cobb family–they document over three generations of the African-American community in Waco. Explore 100 years’ worth of stories: Continue reading

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Baylor Quiz Time

It’s back to school today—time for a quiz! These Baylor trivia questions are drawn from things I’ve learned through assisting patrons with reference questions. Test your knowledge of the green and gold—or learn more about Baylor’s past! Continue reading

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Research Ready: July 2013

Explore ranch life for Texas women, learn how oratory was taught in the 1890s, discover the intrigue of US politics in the 1840s…and much, much more! Check out our latest processed collections in this month’s Research Ready to connect with this information Continue reading

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Research Ready: June 2013

Whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered. The early days of Baylor’s Student Union Building? Waco pioneers? World War II photographs? Check out this month’s Research Ready to learn more Continue reading

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