Category Archives: Waco

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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Texas over Time: Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute, Waco, TX

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 Meta Slider’s that … Continue reading

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Research Ready: December 2017

Discover photographs of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus in the 1920s, correspondence of Baylor students during World War II, playing cards with pictures from around Waco, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

Posted in American West, Amicable Alico Building, Belton Texas, Books, Charles Wellborn, Cowboys, El Paso, Hippodrome, Lake Waco, letters, military history, Photographs, Research Ready, Texas, United States Armed Forces, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Waco, Waco suspension bridge, West, World War II | 1 Comment

Texas over Time: Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco, TX

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

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A Secretive Collaboration for Waco’s Integration

by Thomas DeShong, Project Archivist As a student of history and an archivist, I am oftentimes awestruck by the rich and diverse collections I have had the privilege to process at The Texas Collection. During my brief time here, I … Continue reading

Posted in Community Race Relations Coalition Waco, Integration, Joe Ward, Jr., Marvin C. Griffin, Marvin Griffin, Mayors, Waco | 3 Comments

We Must Carry On!

by Anna Redhair, Graduate Student “While our Baylor men are across the sea for the safety of democracy and womanhood, we Baylor women have before us a very definite work, and we must ‘Carry On!’” Thus ended an article on … 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

Posted in Adventure, American West, Archives, Books, Cowboys, Falls County Texas, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, letters, Old West, Photographs, Printing, Race relations, rare books, Research Ready, Screenplays, W.R. White, Waco, Waco race relations, West | Leave a comment

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

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Hallie Earle: Waco’s Weather Watcher

Hallie Earle was the first female graduate of Baylor University Medical School and Waco’s first female physician. She was also an avid weather watcher. In this post, Library Assistant Casey Froehlich will takes a closer look at Earle’s weather tracking. 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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