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…

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…

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…

Amanda Fisher interviews Hannah Schwartz

Weatherford, Texas Senior Hannah Schwartz has been busy this year helping us to re-process the Jack Hightower papers so they can be entered into BARD and more easily accessible to researchers. Hightower had a full career, serving in the Texas House of Representatives, 1953-1955, the Texas Senate, 1965-1974, the U.S. Congress, 1974-1984, and was elected…

The Second Amendment, the NRA, and Jack Hightower

You might be surprised to learn that there are several “official” versions of the Second Amendment. One of these versions, passed by Congress, reads: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Another version, ratified by…

The Standing Committee Luncheon 2013

Last Friday, October 11, over 60 of our dearest friends came to lunch at the Poage Legislative Library. These special folks make-up our friends of the library group called The Standing Committee. It was our annual get-together to recognize the commitment of our supporters and to take a look back at the Poage’s year-in-review.  The…

In Memoriam: Jack English Hightower (1926-2013)

One of Poage Legislative Library’s best friends, Judge Jack Hightower, passed away last week.  He had struggled for several years with failing health following two falls. Even though he slowly recovered from broken bones, other health issues eventually took their toll. I first met Judge Hightower in the early 1990s when he was on the…

Step inside our Book Vault, Part 2

 “I think it’s natural for a child to be more interested in personalities than events.” -Judge Jack E. Hightower Welcome to a new installment in our Book Vault series.  The Jack E. Hightower Book Vault holds many rare and collectable books along with many other special items from our collections.  Today’s installment focuses on our…

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