Welcome to American Archives Month!

This blog post was written by Collection Services Archivist Amanda Fisher. Welcome to American Archives Month! Yes, October is traditionally the month for putting archives in the spotlight. As such, we want to try to answer some of your questions! Let’s start with the basics and move to more specific questions. What is an archive?…

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 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…

iEngage 2019: Poage’s Efforts to Help Students Think More About Civic Involvement

This post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong, Collections Services Archivist Amanda Fisher, and Graduate Research Center Operations Manager Jonathan Tomes. Introduction On August 6th, representatives of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library and the Graduate Research Center collaborated with members of Baylor University’s School of Education to provide learning stations that highlighted various aspects…

God Bless Texas: Bullock and the Rise of Modern Texas Politics

This blog was written by Hannah Engstrom, museum studies graduate student. In celebration of Bob Bullock, an exhibit is currently on display at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library that honors his long and transformational political career. Utilizing photographs, 3-D objects and archival material, this exhibit highlights Bullock’s many years as Comptroller of Public Accounts…

The 15th Anniversary of the Bullock Museum

Yesterday marked the 15th Anniversary of the Bullock Museum and its mission to preserve Texas history. Established in 2001, the Bullock Museum features a plethora of special exhibits and films, showcases about Texas artists and musicians, and other Texas-centric events designed to connect attendees with the Story of Texas. Governor Bullock championed the idea of…

Happy Birthday!

Today we celebrate Bob Bullock’s birthday!  The late Lt. Governor would have been 84 today.  He was born on July 10, 1929, in Hillsboro, Texas at 4:10am and named Robert “Bobby” Douglas Bullock.  These details come from one of my favorite items in the Bullock Archive, Gov. Bullock’s baby book.  His mother, Ruth Mitchell Bullock, carefully…

What’s in a phrase?

  Can you think of some examples of famous, maybe even infamous, political catch-phrases? In modern Texas politics, one that comes to mind is Bob Bullock’s signature slogan: God Bless Texas From 1991 to 1999 an estimated one million-plus bumper stickers were mailed to Texans with Mr. Bullock’s signature catch-phrase.  Where did it come from? …

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