Demystifying the Vanishing Hour: A Texas History of Daylight Savings Time

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Fenske, a master’s student in the History Department. Today we get an extra hour of sleep as we set our clocks back one hour. This enchanting hour has intrigued poets, philosophers, scientists, economists, politicians, and constituents since its ideological origins. In the Post-Industrial world of transportation…

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…

Lola Hopper: A Life of Political Activism

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Joe Wilson. The political history of the United States is full of men and women who made a difference in their communities. Oftentimes the stories we remember are of leaders and politicians who worked on behalf of their constituents in full view of the public. However, these…

Free at Last: Remembering History Forgotten (Juneteenth/Freedom Day)

This blog post was written by Poage’s undergraduate student assistant Kayla Thompson. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in January 1863, Texas was a little late receiving the news. It was not until Union General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 that he was able to deliver…

Emily MacDonald Reflects on Her Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emily MacDonald, a master’s student in Baylor’s Museum Studies program. This May not only marks the end of my time in the graduate program at Baylor University, but it marks the end of a wonderful two years working at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. As a…

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…

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…

Poage’s 2019 Summer Teaching Fellow Dr. Stephanie Boddie

This post was written by Collections Services Archivist Amanda Fisher. This past summer, in 2019, the W. R. Poage Legislative Library hosted a professor from the School of Social Work, Dr. Stephanie Boddie, as part of the Baylor Libraries Teaching Fellows program. Fellowships are available each summer to Baylor faculty members and graduate teachers of…

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