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 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…

Investigating Impeachment Panel – A Review

This blog post was written by Director and Bob Bullock Archivist Mary Goolsby. If you are interested in watching a recording of the panel, visit the Baylor Libraries’ website at www.baylor.edu/library/impeachment On a beautiful Thursday afternoon, approximately 225 Baylor faculty, staff, students, and guests came to the Cashion Academic Building to hear a panel investigating…

Looking Ahead to Spring 2020!

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. Introduction Today, as we celebrate the beginning of the spring semester, we take time to reflect on what lies ahead for the Poage Legislative Library. Much like our students, the staff are anxious for the fresh start as well as new opportunities. Classes Less than…

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…

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