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…

Fowler C. West, the Legislative Library, and Our Anniversary

This year marks the 37th anniversary of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. In the time since its founding, our library has continually reinvented itself. What began as a repository for “Bob” Poage’s papers and the headquarters of Baylor’s Graduate School has grown into a nationally renowned legislative center encompassing Congressional collections, state and local…

Renovation, Innovation, and Ennervation

Class is back in session here at Baylor University, and that means the newest renovations to our beloved W.R. Poage Legislative Library building are nearing completion. Over the summer, we’ve been re-tooling the second floor into our brand-new Graduate Research Center (GRC). From the GRC website: The Graduate Research Center (GRC) is a space dedicated…

Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Schmuck

We’re starting a new series here at the Baylor Collections of Political Materials profiling our students and staff. To kick it off, we sat down with one of our newest additions: graduate student and intern Jeremy Schmuck. Tell us a little about yourself, Jeremy. I’m a native of Pensacola, FL, I have interests in military history,…

Congress Week, BCPM, and the ACSC

Today marks the end of our week-long look at the Bill of Rights. Last Friday, we wrote about Congress Week’s purpose and the Constitution’s continued influence on modern society. In that same spirit, today’s post discusses the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress’s (ACSC) mission to explore and archive America’s legislative branch. The…

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