Author: Eric Ames

Assistant Director for Marketing & Communication, Libraries and ITS and adjunct lecturer in Department of Museum Studies, Baylor University.

(Texas) Shakespeare’s First Folio in a Global Context: Rare Books from the Age of Exploration in The Texas Collection

Shakespeare’s First Folio in a Global Context: Rare Books from the Age of Exploration in The Texas Collection. Editor’s note: This post should have arrived on the blog in November 2023, but due to a scheduling error, it is only now available. We apologize to Prof. McNair for the inconvenience.  

“School Choice:” Its Origins and Long History

 This blog post was written by Isaiah Horne, master’s student in the History Department The 1950s and 1960s was an era defined by change, turmoil, and new forms of expression and art. This period of unprecedented economic growth, racial turmoil, international conflict and war, movements for civil rights and independence, the blooming of television, the explosion of Beetlemania, and the…

(BCPM) Taiwan-China Relations Through the Eyes of the Lone Star State

This blog post was written by Aaron Ramos, master’s student in the History Department. 2024 will be an eventful year in the realm of politics. Voters from over 64 countries are scheduled to head to the polls, and their votes will have lasting impacts for years to come. Of particular interest to the folks in Washington, D.C. is the outcome…

(BCPM) Comic Book Banning in the United States: Days of Future Past

This blog post was composed by Aaron Ramos, master’s student in the History Department. The 1950s often evoke images of nostalgia for simpler times in American life. This longing is illustrated through the popularity of the 1950s Americana aesthetic which situates the ideal life amid white suburban spaces where the nuclear family reigns and the American economy booms. However, any…

(BCPM) “The Eagles Are Coming!” The Long Battle Between Texan Mohair Ranchers and the Golden Eagle

This blog post was composed by Aaron Ramos, master’s student in the History Department. The W. R. Poage Legislative Library houses extensive amounts of correspondence between U.S. and state officials and the everyday folks they represent. While isolated letters may not offer much on their own, they create a window into the past that can give us an idea of…