Fall 2020 Semester Recap

This blog post was written by GRC Operations Manager Jonathan Tomes and Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. The end of the Fall 2020 semester is quickly approaching! Students are wrapping up their coursework and preparing for final exams. Staff are taking time to reflect on the semester and to plan for the months ahead. As a…

Joe Wilson Reflects on His Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Joe Wilson, a master’s student in Baylor’s History Department. One year ago, I began working at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library without knowing very much about what materials it housed and what sort of work went on there. Today, I am so grateful that I was able to…

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…

Looking Back at Three Years at Poage Library

This blog post was written by Sarah Madsen, the Graduate Apprentice for the Graduate Research Center. We are collectively experiencing a season of change, grief, and newness as COVID-19 has shifted our daily realities.  At Baylor, students are now studying from their childhood desks and attending class over Zoom; faculty and staff are working from…

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…

State of the Library

This blog post was written by Director and Bob Bullock Archivist Mary Goolsby. I figured our friends around the country are wondering how Poage Library is coping and thriving during this crisis. So, here’s a little update… While it has been a difficult adjustment in many ways, Poage staff have each other to lean on.…

Emma Whipkey Reflects on Her Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Whipkey, a master’s student in Baylor’s Museum Studies program. Everybody says that your time in college flies by (and it does!). I found this to be doubly true for my graduate school program. As I rapidly approach the end of my master’s education here at Baylor,…

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…

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…

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