Voting Resources for the 2020 Presidential Election

This blog post was written by Mary Goolsby, Director of Poage Library. “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt The Poage Library contains campaign materials from 1935 to the…

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…

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…

Dowdy Internship Report – Summer 2017

This blog was written by Isabella Haelen Interning at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library this past summer was one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career. Being surrounded by people who are so knowledgeable and passionate about Baylor’s Collection of Political Materials was inspiring, and it created a positive atmosphere that promoted…

John Dowdy, Cuba, and Communism

After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, the relationship between the United States of American and Fidel Castro’s regime began to suffer. This was due in part to Communist influence and the nationalization of private industry in Cuba – two factors which weakened American influence on the island nation. By early 1960, the United States had begun…

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