Edmund L. Nichols and Agricultural Diplomacy: A European Adventure

This blog post was written by Amanda Fisher, Poage Library project archivist. Have you ever considered that a music education degree could lead to an exciting agricultural diplomacy career in some of Europe’s finest cities? It sounds crazy, but that is exactly how Edmund L. Nichols’ life unfolded. Hailing from Throckmorton, Texas, Nichols grew to…

Representing the Green and Gold: Baylor Politicians

This blog post was written by Alex Hampton and Hannah Engstrom, museum studies graduate students. Baylor University has been impressively represented by its students since its conception. Baylor graduates have made astounding contributions to a variety of fields from medicine to music. At the W. R. Poage Legislative Library we house the papers of several…

“Chet Week” and Poage Trivia

This blog was written by Mary Goolsby, Collections Services Archivist and Chet’s Scheduler Former Congressman Chet Edwards was named the W. R. Poage Distinguished Chair of Public Service in January 2012. Over the last five-and-a-half years he has had a major impact on campus as he teaches classes, speaks to student groups, consults with faculty,…

Steelman in the Spotlight: A New Poage Exhibit

This blog was written by Jacob Hiserman, graduate student in History and assistant at the Poage Library. A walking campaign. A bright young politician. A concern for minority businesspeople. These are a few highlights of the Congressional career of Alan Steelman (1942-), representative for Texas’s Fifth District from 1973-1976. A new exhibit in the Poage…

Dowdy Internship Report – Summer 2017

This blog was written by Isabella Haelen Interning at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library this past summer was one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career. Being surrounded by people who are so knowledgeable and passionate about Baylor’s Collection of Political Materials was inspiring, and it created a positive atmosphere that promoted…