A Stroll Through Texas History with John Leedom

This blog post was composed by graduate assistant Bailey Edling, a master’s student in the History Department. When researching Texas history, it is no surprise that there is a myriad of seemingly unconnected incidents and historical agents woven together by men and women unfamiliar to the general populace. In movies like Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks…

Debates Surrounding Pesticides in 20th Century Texas

This blog post was composed by graduate student Joe Wilson. As the 20th century progressed, politicians and the public at large gave increasing scrutiny to the use of pesticides in American agriculture. Pesticides were an important driver of the boom of American agriculture in the mid-20th century, but by the 1950s more and more people…

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…

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…

Bob L. Thomas: Man of Justice

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Emma Whipkey, master’s student in Museum Studies. The Baylor University Collections of Political Material contains the papers of Bob L. Thomas, who served as Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals in Waco. Bob L. Thomas was born on February 27, 1937 in Hill County, Texas and…

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