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…

Finals Week and Leaving Congress

Today marks the beginning of the last week of classes at Baylor University. Students across campus consult with professors, bury their noses in textbooks, and chain themselves to their laptops. Instructors frantically put together rubrics, draw up exams, and respond to student inquiries. The crowd at the library, already larger than average, will grow exponentially as Finals Week…

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…

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,…

The Second Session and Hatton W. Sumners

Baylor University has been relatively quiet since finals week last December. The student body’s annual mid-winter migration transformed the campus into a ghost town populated by faculty, university employees, and, of course, archivists. Coincidentally, the 114th Congress is also returning to its second session, and so our first blog post of 2016 commemorates Hatton W.…

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…

Bob Poage & the Brazos River

For this week’s installment of Treats & Treasures, we’re discussing a vibrant Waco landmark: the Brazos River. The Brazos originates in northwest Texas and eastern New Mexico and flows for 820 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Since before Stephen F. Austin’s 1821 arrival, Mexican and Indian settlers have been manipulating the river for their…

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…

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