Category: BCPM at Poage Library

(BCPM) Opening McLennan County Commissioner Lester Gibson’s Papers

This blog post was written by former undergraduate student Alexis Reese and Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. Earlier in the spring semester, the Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM) finished the processing of the Lester Gibson papers and opened the collection for research. This was the culmination of several years of labor in assistance with the Lester Gibson family and the…

(BCPM) A Brief History of Anti-Violence Activism in the State of Texas

This blog post was composed by Aaron Ramos, master’s student in the History Department. At Baylor University, graduate students in the History Department must enroll in HIS 5370: Advanced Research and Writing. The goal of the course is to provide students with an introduction to researching in archives, the bread and butter of the historian’s craft. This spring, our professor…

“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…