Remembering Queen Elizabeth II through an admission ticket

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch in history, has died at the age of 96. Elizabeth was 25 years old when she was crowned Queen in 1953, not much older than many of our Baylor students.   Many memories of her long history will be shared in the next few months, and in a quiet…

Black History Month : Phillis Wheatley and a reminder to read

Did you know libraries across the country have been working to diversify and add new voices to their collections? In the Arts and Special Collections Research Center we have increased the number of women and Black composers in the collection, as well as composers from international countries. This gives our faculty and students new voices…

Research Inspiration : Women are center stage in Black Gospel history

Welcome to our inaugural post of the Research Inspiration Series. This series will highlight Baylor University faculty recommendations for research questions or areas of inquiry in our collections. We are honored to partner with a few of our women faculty members from the Baylor School of Music to celebrate Women’s History Month and investigate research…

Celebrating Emma Willard Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, the Central Libraries Special Collections (CLSC) celebrates a pioneer in American education reform for women. Emma Willard Born in 1787 in Connecticut, she grew up on a farm as one of 17 children. Her father encouraged her to read, learn, and engage in conversation regardless of her gender. Carrying this support…