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The completion of Moody 104 is in sight! Our planning and leadership teams met with representatives of the companies doing final technology and physical updates to the room this week. Glass is going into the doors, the mobile setups are getting custom graphics and the whole project is extremely close to become a reality. Look for a final update in the next few days!

And then there was color! The walls have been "mudded" and painting is ongoing, but the most obvious update is the addition of a "leapfrog green" paint on the projector walls and columns. Note also the completed installation of most of the ceiling tiles and the two main projectors that will utilize the green projector walls. More work remains but we are well on track for a completion some time later this month.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moody Memorial Library, we are counting down 50 unique items from the special collections housed in the half-century-old building. For this month of May, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This holiday honors our Mexican neighbors' history on the date of their army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

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The Central Libraries are home to Dr. William Jackson "Jack" Kilgore's Library Collection. Dr. Kilgore (1917-1993) was a long-time Baylor University philosophy professor and department chair whose library centers around Spanish and Latin American thought. Included in this library are a few items published in Mexico during the 19th century. These histories provide context for the time period around the Cinco de Mayo battle.


#32 : "Benito Juárez: la reforma..." by Juan de Dios Peza (1852-1910)


#31 : "Juarez, su obra y su tiempo" by Justo Sierra (1848-1912)


#30 : "Apuntes para una bibliografía militar de México, 1536-1936" by the Comisión de estudios militares, 1937


#29 : "Phantom crown, the story of Maximillian & Carlota of Mexico" by Bertita Harding (1902-1971)

You can access these materials by arranging a visit with our special collections staff! To make an appointment, please visit our web page:

This post is part of the 50 for 50 series highlighting 50 unique and fascinating items found in the Central Libraries' special collections. The series is being held as part of the ongoing celebration of Moody Memorial Library's 50th anniversary.