Baylor “Lariat” archive

(Digital Collections) Hidden in Plain Sight: The Students of Baylor University, 1920

Photo of Baylor University students taken on Burleson Quadrangle, February 26, 1920 (Click photo to enlarge) This installment of “Hidden in Plain Sight” features a group photo of Baylor students posed on risers on the Carroll Science Building side of the Burleson Quadrangle. The photographer – P.N. Fry of Kansas City, Missouri – would have been positioned near the Quadrangle…

(Digital Collections) Spring Hats, Julius Caesar and Marriage Proposals: Leap Day Through the Front Pages of the “Lariat”, 1904-1988

Today is February 29th, which of course means it’s Leap Day, the extra day added to the calendar every four years to make up for the fraction of an extra day we experience beyond the standard 24 hours. Over the course of four years, those fractions add up to another full day, so we add it to the end of…

(Digital Collections) From the “Lariat” archive, November 28, 1903 edition: “Baylor Takes Thanksgiving Game”

In honor of Baylor’s big win over Texas Tech University on Saturday, here’s a recap of a similar Bears victory from 1903, this time over the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University (TCU). At the time, TCU was located in Waco in a campus located “over the Heights” from Baylor, as the article put it. This cross-town rivalry provided endless…