A Trip Back in Time: Clark Thompson’s Correspondence from the 1960’s

This post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Whipkey. I have been working with the Clark Thompson papers in various capacities since my arrival at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library in 2018. Thompson’s collection includes legislative documents, personal papers, scrapbooks, and a significant amount of correspondence. My first project at the Poage was to…

Politics with a Personal Touch: Reflections on Reprocessing Bob Poage’s Campaign Papers

This post was written by Graduate Assistant Kristina Benham. We at the W.R. Poage Legislative Library are reprocessing the papers of Congressman Bob Poage to enhance their organization and overall access. As a graduate assistant this summer, I have been assisting Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong with Poage’s campaign materials. For the bulk of my work…

Don Adams and the Equal Rights Debate

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Mikah Sauskojus, master’s student in History. The legislative career of Don Adams coincided with several substantial events in Texas’s political history, but few had the same national ramifications as the fight over the codification of equal rights in both state and federal law.  During the 1970s, Adams…

Archivists Meet in the Sonoran Desert: Society of Southwest Archivists 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona

This blog post was written by Amanda Fisher, Collections Services Archivist. Recently, archivist Amanda Fisher attended the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) 2019 annual meeting in Tucson, centered around the theme of “Crossing Borders, Blazing Trails.” The conference opened with a plenary address by Michelle Light, former vice president of the Society of American Archivists.…

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