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…

Investigating Impeachment Panel – A Review

This blog post was written by Director and Bob Bullock Archivist Mary Goolsby. If you are interested in watching a recording of the panel, visit the Baylor Libraries’ website at www.baylor.edu/library/impeachment On a beautiful Thursday afternoon, approximately 225 Baylor faculty, staff, students, and guests came to the Cashion Academic Building to hear a panel investigating…

Fall 2019: A Semester in Review

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. Introduction             As the end of the fall semester approaches and jingle bells are heard quietly in the distance, the early weeks of December often serve as a time of reflection for Baylor’s faculty and staff. This is especially true for the members of the…

40th Anniversary Celebration with Poage’s Standing Committee

This blog post was written by Director and Bob Bullock Archivist Mary Goolsby. On Friday, November 8, approximately 50 members of The Standing Committee gathered at McLane Stadium to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Dr. Stephen Sloan, Director of the Baylor Institute for Oral History and…

40th Anniversary Celebration of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library

This blog post was written by Collections Services Archivist Amanda Fisher. With the passage of time, some anniversaries come and go with little to no recognition. Yet some anniversaries are milestones worthy of celebration and reflection. Today is one such feat as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library! Since…

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…

A HOUSING CRISIS, BROWN BAG MAIL, AND TWO TEXAS CONGRESSMEN

This blog post was written by Jake Hiserman, graduate assistant working on Congressman Alan Steelman’s papers. Mark Twain, the illustrious American journalist and satirist, once quipped: “It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man’s character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.”[1] A constant theme in American…

American Archives Month: Toward a More Callow Congress?

This post was researched and written by Jacob Hiserman, one of our BCPM @ Poage Library graduate student assistants, who uncovered these documents while processing our Alan Steelman collection. Imagine a twenty-two-year old freshman Congressman in one of the House of Representatives’s iconic wooden chairs listening to a speech on an appropriations bill. Could an…

American Archives Month: Alan Steelman and Optimism

In the 1970s, America underwent a period of political turmoil. After the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964, our military had become embroiled in an open-ended conflict on Vietnamese soil that was heavily protested at home and abroad, leading to civil unrest and anti-American sentiment. Bridges were being built across the racial divide between black…

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