Category Archives: Historic Waco

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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Research Ready: December 2016

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

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Research Ready: September 2016

Explore a rare book about presidents of the Republic of Texas, a collection of photographs of Waco, the papers of an early Waco educator, and more in this month’s Research Ready. Continue reading

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From Belgium to “Rough-and-Tumble Waco”: The Academy of the Sacred Heart and The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur

Did you know about the Belgian influence in Waco? Back in 1873, the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur–whose roots are in Belgium–established the Academy of the Sacred Heart at 8th and Washington in Waco. Learn more about the school’s history and see photos of its last year of operation in our latest blog post. Continue reading

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Documenting Women’s Service: The Temple Rodef Sholom Sisterhood in Waco

We recently processed the Rodef Sholom Sisterhood records, and with Women’s History Month well underway, it seemed a perfect collection to spotlight. Learn more in this post about their contributions to a Waco synagogue. Continue reading

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From General Tire to the BRIC: The Demise and Rebirth of a Waco Manufacturing Facility

By Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator General Tire & Rubber Co. came to Waco in late 1944, the company’s second plant after its Akron, Ohio, headquarters. The plant was originally constructed to supply equipment for the U.S. Armed Forces … Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Texas Christian University, Waco campus fire–before and after

Did you know that Texas Christian University called Waco home for about 15 years? Check out this before and after GIF of the 1910 fire that led to the university’s relocation to Fort Worth in our latest Texas over Time. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Austin Avenue from City Hall, Waco

Take a look at Waco’s Austin Avenue from City Hall, and watch the years go by in our latest Texas over Time GIF. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Waco Suspension Bridge

Waco’s suspension bridge is one of the city’s iconic landmarks and a favorite destination for Wacoans and tourists alike. Check out changing views of the bridge in our new Texas over Time. Continue reading

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1966: The Year Waco’s ALICO Building Meets Mid-Century Modern

Ever noticed that the design of the top and the bottom of the ALICO building in Waco don’t completely match? Find out why in our latest blog post. Continue reading

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