Category Archives: Washington County Texas

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: 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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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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Looking Back at Baylor: An Afterlife at Independence

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in November 1990. Blogging about Texas periodically features “Looking Back at Baylor” selections, with hopes of sharing Keeth’s work with a new audience. This past Sunday, Baylor University … Continue reading

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An Independence Commencement: How Baylor&#x27s Earliest Graduates Celebrated

We introduced Margaret Hall Hicks, a Baylor alumna from the 1870s, this summer in our “Looking Back at Baylor: Simple Pleasures in Independence” post. We encourage you to read it for a view of Christmas celebrations in Baylor’s early years. … Continue reading

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Research Ready: July 2012

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. Here’s the scoop for July: Andrew Joseph (A.J.) Armstrong papers: The Andrew Joseph Armstrong papers … Continue reading

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