My Conversation with Fowler West

This blog post was written by Summer 2021 graduate intern Supun Dahal. As a part of my summer internship at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, I was reaching out to various lawmakers and public officials who had served with the federal government. Being a student of public policy and most importantly, an enthusiast willing…

Bound by the Texas Spirit: The Texas Breakfast Club

This blog post was written by graduate assistant Emma Fenske, a master’s student in the History Department. On the fourth Thursday of every month, a club without rules, membership fees, or a clear origin gathered in one of the various rooms located within the Sam Rayburn House building in Washington, D.C. for the Texas Breakfast…

Poage/GRC Spring 2021 Semester Recap

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong and GRC Operations Manager Jonathan Tomes. Introduction For the past several semesters, staff have taken time to reflect upon what has transpired over the course of the semester. This self-reflection allows us to assess whether we are growing and striving to meet our mission of…

Women of Valor: The Fight for Equity and Justice

This blog post was written by Undergraduate Assistant Kayla Thompson. Continuing with the celebration of Women’s History Month, it has been an honor to commemorate the contributions of courageous women in the American tapestry. Toshiko Kishida, one of the first Japanese feminists, put it beautifully when she said, “History is no longer just a chronicle…

Women’s History Month: Finding Voices in the Shadows

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Fenske. “Women’s history is women’s right…an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”[1] (President Jimmy Carter quoting Dr. Gerda Lerner in his proclamation on Women’s History Week, February 28, 1980) How do we celebrate Women’s History Month at a…

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