Women’s History Month: Finding Voices in the Shadows

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Fenske. “Women’s history is women’s right…an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”[1] (President Jimmy Carter quoting Dr. Gerda Lerner in his proclamation on Women’s History Week, February 28, 1980) How do we celebrate Women’s History Month at a…

Turning the Page on 2020: Casting the Vision for Spring 2021

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. Introduction For many, including the author of this post, 2020 felt like the longest year in recent memory. Jokes and memes aside, COVID-19 dramatically changed life as we know it. The best-made plans for 2020 went up in metaphorical smoke as everyone had to adapt…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Clark Thompson Papers Near Completion

This blog post was written by Emma Whipkey, a masters student in Baylor’s Museum Studies program and a Graduate Assistant at Poage Library.  Clark Wallace Thompson was born in 1896 in Wisconsin. Soon thereafter, he moved with his family to Oregon where he spent the remainder of his childhood and adolescence. He enlisted in the…

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