Poage Library’s 41st Anniversary: A Time to Reflect

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. In preparing to write this blog post honoring Poage Library’s anniversary, I took a few moments to look at the years gone by. Specifically, I went back and read a few of the blog posts Poage students and staff have written from recent Septembers. Last…

A Warm Welcome from Poage Library!

This blog post was written by Mary Goolsby, Director and Bob Bullock Archivist. After five months of a much-too-quiet campus – Welcome back Baylor Bears! We have missed you! As you have already gleaned from the information you’ve received from President Livingstone and other official Baylor sources, the university has been hard at work imagining,…

Amanda Reflects on Her 5 Years at Baylor

This blog post was written by Collection Services Archivist Amanda Fisher. My first five years as a Baylor employee have gone quickly and have been memorable. My start in the Baylor community began seven years ago with a master’s degree in History. That special time afforded me an introduction to archives through Dr. Julie Holcomb’s…

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.…

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…

John Dowdy, Cuba, and Communism

After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, the relationship between the United States of American and Fidel Castro’s regime began to suffer. This was due in part to Communist influence and the nationalization of private industry in Cuba – two factors which weakened American influence on the island nation. By early 1960, the United States had begun…

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