Fall 2020 Semester Recap

This blog post was written by GRC Operations Manager Jonathan Tomes and Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong. The end of the Fall 2020 semester is quickly approaching! Students are wrapping up their coursework and preparing for final exams. Staff are taking time to reflect on the semester and to plan for the months ahead. As a…

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…

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…

Joe Wilson Reflects on His Time at Poage

This blog post was written by Joe Wilson, a master’s student in Baylor’s History Department. One year ago, I began working at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library without knowing very much about what materials it housed and what sort of work went on there. Today, I am so grateful that I was able to…

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…

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 with Poage’s Standing Committee

This blog post was written by Director and Bob Bullock Archivist Mary Goolsby. On Friday, November 8, approximately 50 members of The Standing Committee gathered at McLane Stadium to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Dr. Stephen Sloan, Director of the Baylor Institute for Oral History and…

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…

Politics with a Personal Touch: Reflections on Reprocessing Bob Poage’s Campaign Papers

This post was written by Graduate Assistant Kristina Benham. We at the W.R. Poage Legislative Library are reprocessing the papers of Congressman Bob Poage to enhance their organization and overall access. As a graduate assistant this summer, I have been assisting Processing Archivist Thomas DeShong with Poage’s campaign materials. For the bulk of my work…

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