Fall 2020 Semester Recap

This blog post was written by GRC Operations Manager Jonathan Tomes and Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. The end of the Fall 2020 semester is quickly approaching! Students are wrapping up their coursework and preparing for final exams. Staff are taking time to reflect on the semester and to plan for the months ahead. As a…

Demystifying the Vanishing Hour: A Texas History of Daylight Savings Time

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Fenske, a master’s student in the History Department. Today we get an extra hour of sleep as we set our clocks back one hour. This enchanting hour has intrigued poets, philosophers, scientists, economists, politicians, and constituents since its ideological origins. In the Post-Industrial world of transportation…

Welcome to American Archives Month!

This blog post was written by Collection Services Archivist Amanda Fisher. Welcome to American Archives Month! Yes, October is traditionally the month for putting archives in the spotlight. As such, we want to try to answer some of your questions! Let’s start with the basics and move to more specific questions. What is an archive?…

Poage Library’s 41st Anniversary: A Time to Reflect

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. In preparing to write this blog post honoring Poage Library’s anniversary, I took a few moments to look at the years gone by. Specifically, I went back and read a few of the blog posts Poage students and staff have written from recent Septembers. Last…

Voting Resources for the 2020 Presidential Election

This blog post was written by Mary Goolsby, Director of Poage Library. “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt The Poage Library contains campaign materials from 1935 to the…

A Warm Welcome from Poage Library!

This blog post was written by Mary Goolsby, Director and Bob Bullock Archivist. After five months of a much-too-quiet campus – Welcome back Baylor Bears! We have missed you! As you have already gleaned from the information you’ve received from President Livingstone and other official Baylor sources, the university has been hard at work imagining,…

Amanda Reflects on Her 5 Years at Baylor

This blog post was written by Collection Services Archivist Amanda Fisher. My first five years as a Baylor employee have gone quickly and have been memorable. My start in the Baylor community began seven years ago with a master’s degree in History. That special time afforded me an introduction to archives through Dr. Julie Holcomb’s…

Joe Wilson Reflects on His Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Joe Wilson, a master’s student in Baylor’s History Department. One year ago, I began working at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library without knowing very much about what materials it housed and what sort of work went on there. Today, I am so grateful that I was able to…

Lola Hopper: A Life of Political Activism

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Joe Wilson. The political history of the United States is full of men and women who made a difference in their communities. Oftentimes the stories we remember are of leaders and politicians who worked on behalf of their constituents in full view of the public. However, these…

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