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…

A Warm Welcome from Poage Library!

This blog post was written by Mary Goolsby, Director and Bob Bullock Archivist. After five months of a much-too-quiet campus – Welcome back Baylor Bears! We have missed you! As you have already gleaned from the information you’ve received from President Livingstone and other official Baylor sources, the university has been hard at work imagining,…

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…

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…

Lola Hopper: A Life of Political Activism

This blog post was written by Graduate Assistant Joe Wilson. The political history of the United States is full of men and women who made a difference in their communities. Oftentimes the stories we remember are of leaders and politicians who worked on behalf of their constituents in full view of the public. However, these…

Free at Last: Remembering History Forgotten (Juneteenth/Freedom Day)

This blog post was written by Poage’s undergraduate student assistant Kayla Thompson. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in January 1863, Texas was a little late receiving the news. It was not until Union General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 that he was able to deliver…

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…

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