Category: Arts & Special Collections Research Center

(A&SCRC) Your Name is Safe, You Can Rest Now

This post was written by Mary Grace Klausmeyer, intern for the Book Arts and Letterpress Lab As May comes to a close, we take time to reflect on Asian/Pacific American heritage month. One Asian-American artist has several works in the Baylor Book Arts Collection. Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is an artist, writer, and bookbinder based out of San Antonio, Texas. Inspired…

Artistic Responses to Eclipses: Exhibit in the Arts and Special Collections Research Center (March-September 2024)

This exhibit was curated – and this blog post written – by Jeanne Dittmann Eclipses have made dramatic impacts on human cultures for as long as we have recorded history. Astronomers and mathematicians have been fascinated by the opportunity to predict these celestial events which can cause great consternation as well as great awe by those who experience them, and…

Out of the Pew Backs and Onto the Web: Digitizing 50 Unique Hymnals for Online Access

This post was written by Jon Snyder, Access Services Coordinator with the Arts & Special Collections Research Center. Hymnals and hymnbooks are intertwined with the history of church music going back to early printing. They’ve been housed in the pew racks of churches in one manner or another for centuries, in addition to smaller books intended for personal use carried…