Library Digital Collections

Baylor Lariats

Through a collaborative project including the Riley Digitization Center, the Texas Collection, and the Department of Student Publications, all issues of The Lariat (the student newspaper for Baylor University) will be available at this site — from 1900 to tomorrow’s edition.  Currently issues of The Lariat from 1900-to the early 1990s are available.  The complete full text of The Lariat can be searched through this interface.

War of the Rebellion Atlas

The American Civil War goes by many names. The War Between the States, the War of Northern Aggression, the War to Save the Union, the States’ Rights War, and the War of 1861 to 1865 have all been used to describe the conflict that rent the nation asunder. Following the publication in the 1880s and 1890s of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, it was given another: the War of the Rebellion.

When the War Department began to issue its 70 volume set of records generated by both the Union and Confederate Armies, it also created an Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published in 1895. Its 175 plates contain more than 1,000 maps, illustrations, and diagrams detailing battlefield maps, scenes from the conflict, and military equipment.

The Texas Collection at Baylor University is proud to house a pristine copy of the Atlas, and in 2010 the Digitization Projects Group scanned the plates and placed them online in this collection. The maps are searchable by keywords, including military personnel, city, state, and geographic features.

Oral History

Since its founding in 1970, the Institute for Oral History has completed over 800 memoirs comprising more than 1,800 oral history interviews. The Institute has created transcripts of all interviews in the collection, and these transcripts are available to researchers and the public in PDF format.  This digital collection provides access to these oral histories.

In addition to the memoirs described in this Guide, there are more than 1,500 interviews undergoing transcribing and editing in the Institute for Oral History. Summaries of these memoirs will be added to the Guide as the interview transcripts are completed and deposited in the archives.

19th Century Women Poets Collection

This digital collection of books located in the Armstrong Browning Library features works created between the late 1700s and the 1910s.  The collection embraces a range of styles, from simple statements to effusive eulogies. Topics covered include religious themes, ancient Greek and Roman myth, daily life, romance, motherhood, and local and national history. Infant mortality, an ever-present specter in the lives of 19th century women, is a recurring theme addressed in almost every title in the collection.

The collection also features works from the Browning family’s personal collection. These books feature inscriptions addressed to Robert (the “Guild Master”), Elizabeth and their son Pen, and are among the most prized acquisitions of the Armstrong Browning Library.

Prominent authoresses whose works appear in the collection include Eliza Cook, George Eliot, Dora Greenwell, Felicia Hemans, Jean Ingelow, Caroline Norton, Christina Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

The full text of all of these works is fully searchable and the original volumes can be found in the Armstrong Browning Library.

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