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…

Free at Last: Remembering History Forgotten (Juneteenth/Freedom Day)

This blog post was written by Poage’s undergraduate student assistant Kayla Thompson. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in January 1863, Texas was a little late receiving the news. It was not until Union General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 that he was able to deliver…

Emily MacDonald Reflects on Her Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emily MacDonald, a master’s student in Baylor’s Museum Studies program. This May not only marks the end of my time in the graduate program at Baylor University, but it marks the end of a wonderful two years working at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. As a…

Looking Back at Three Years at Poage Library

This blog post was written by Sarah Madsen, the Graduate Apprentice for the Graduate Research Center. We are collectively experiencing a season of change, grief, and newness as COVID-19 has shifted our daily realities.  At Baylor, students are now studying from their childhood desks and attending class over Zoom; faculty and staff are working from…

Celebrating Some Important Anniversaries

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. Introduction During a time of global hardship and uncertainty, it is sometimes difficult to see the “bright side” of our situation and to celebrate personal achievements, particularly when so many people are struggling to get by. Thus, this blog post is not so much intended…

State of the Library

This blog post was written by Director and Bob Bullock Archivist Mary Goolsby. I figured our friends around the country are wondering how Poage Library is coping and thriving during this crisis. So, here’s a little update… While it has been a difficult adjustment in many ways, Poage staff have each other to lean on.…

Emma Whipkey Reflects on Her Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Whipkey, a master’s student in Baylor’s Museum Studies program. Everybody says that your time in college flies by (and it does!). I found this to be doubly true for my graduate school program. As I rapidly approach the end of my master’s education here at Baylor,…

The Processing of the Donald G. Adams Papers

This blog post was written by Joe Wilson, a master’s student in Baylor’s History Department and a Graduate Assistant here at Poage Library. One of the state collections held at W. R. Poage Legislative Library is the Donald G. Adams papers. Adams was a Texas State Representative and State Senator from 1968 to 1978, serving…

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