Congress Week at BCPM

If you haven’t heard from us in a while, there’s a good reason for that: we’ve been preparing for the most celebrated week of the year. That’s right, it’s Congress Week! Congress Week takes place during the first week of April and commemorates the 1789 month in which Congress achieved its first quorums. This year,…

Introducing BARD (Baylor Archival Repositories Database)!

Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Amanda Mylin, Project Archivist at Baylor Collections of Political Materials. The Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM)  is excited to introduce our newest tool for searching our collections: the Baylor Archival Repositories Database (BARD). Our finding aids can be located by searching in BARD. Finding aids are created…

All Hallow’s Eve, the Archive Experience, & Chet Edwards

We have mixed feelings about October 31st here at the Baylor Collections of Political Materials;  it means our Treats & Treasures series goes back into hibernation until next fall, but also that we’ve got our pick of fun, spooky treats (and tricks!) on campus. How are we supposed to negotiate the despair of American Archives…

Football & Fisher

In the early days of October, sports fans across America start to feel dejected, demoralized, and distraught. This combination can only mean one thing: its baseball postseason, and chances are your favored team is stuck riding the pine until next year. Luckily, there’s still hope! Where baseball season let you down, football season’s there to…

Treats & Treasures during American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month, and the mood here at the Baylor Collections of Political Materials can best be described as “ridiculously excited”. American Archives Month began in 1979 with local archivists celebrating their respective collections and repositories. Since then, the merrymaking has grown to include archivists across the nation. The Society of American Archivists…

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