Amanda Fisher interviews Hannah Schwartz

Weatherford, Texas Senior Hannah Schwartz has been busy this year helping us to re-process the Jack Hightower papers so they can be entered into BARD and more easily accessible to researchers. Hightower had a full career, serving in the Texas House of Representatives, 1953-1955, the Texas Senate, 1965-1974, the U.S. Congress, 1974-1984, and was elected…

“Sharing Her Story” National Women’s History Month Celebration

Blog written by Debbie Davendonis, director of Poage Library and member of the planning team. The Baylor Libraries (including the W. R. Poage Legislative Library), Institute for Oral History, and Women’s and Gender Studies are excited to announce a new research resource that will soon be available to the Baylor community…and beyond! We are in…

Clark Wallace Thompson III Congressional Papers

This blog was written by Graduate Assistant Scott Anderson, who is working with the Clark Thompson papers. In the fall of 2015, the Poage Library acquired the papers of Clark Wallace Thompson III, a former eleven-term Representative of Texas, from the Baylor University Texas Collection, making Thompson the thirteenth legislator to join our collections! Clark…

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…