Poage/GRC Spring 2021 Semester Recap

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong and GRC Operations Manager Jonathan Tomes. Introduction For the past several semesters, staff have taken time to reflect upon what has transpired over the course of the semester. This self-reflection allows us to assess whether we are growing and striving to meet our mission of…

Turning the Page on 2020: Casting the Vision for Spring 2021

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. Introduction For many, including the author of this post, 2020 felt like the longest year in recent memory. Jokes and memes aside, COVID-19 dramatically changed life as we know it. The best-made plans for 2020 went up in metaphorical smoke as everyone had to adapt…

Poage Library’s 41st Anniversary: A Time to Reflect

This blog post was written by Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. In preparing to write this blog post honoring Poage Library’s anniversary, I took a few moments to look at the years gone by. Specifically, I went back and read a few of the blog posts Poage students and staff have written from recent Septembers. Last…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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