Welcome, Hannah!

We are thrilled to welcome our new student assistant Hannah Schwandt to Central Libraries Special Collections! Hi, my name is Hannah Schwandt and I am a junior Supply Chain management and MIS double major with a Leadership Studies minor here at Baylor. I’m from Plainfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. On campus I’m involved in…

Brief Update on Activities in the CLSC

Central Libraries Special Collections have a busy fall ahead and are excited about the coming year 2019-20! Here are a few highlights from our past first year: Outreach/Education/Research Added new in-class rare book partnerships with faculty from Business, English, Truett, Museum Studies, and Art. Partnered with new researchers from our local community all the way…

Godspeed, Special Collections! (A farewell note from our summer intern)

We are thrilled at the work completed by our 2019 summer intern, Michael Gonzalez. His knowledge, skill, and thoughtfulness were invaluable in working through this fabulous collection. Michael’s final report is included below. Thank you Michael, and good luck this year! Beth, Andrea, and Frank. Final Report Godspeed, Special Collections! Michael R. Gonzalez Three months…

Unpacking the Gaustad Collection

Please join us in welcoming Central Libraries Special Collections Summer Intern Michael Gonzalez as he describes his project for the summer! The personal files of preeminent religious historian Edwin Scott Gaustad (b. 1923, d. 2011) are finding their lasting home in Baylor’s Central Libraries Special Collections. For over 25 years, Dr. Gaustad gifted his personal…

CLSC Updates- Spring 2019

Spring 2019 flew by in a whirlwind of activity.  Join us as we highlight a sampling of events from last semester in Central Libraries Special Collections. Outreach spotlight  Spring Valley Elementary Career Day Andrea Turner represented CLSC at Spring Valley Elementary Career Day.  Mrs. Echols’ first graders learned about activities in special collections and the…

Congratulations to our 2019 Central Libraries Teaching Fellows!

The Central Libraries Special Collections are excited to begin work with our new 2019 Teaching Fellows. Representing the Department of Religion both Nathan Hays, doctoral candidate, and Professor Mikeal Parsons will bring our unique religious resources into the classroom; enhancing student learning and the creation of new scholarship. For more information on the Teaching Fellow…

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…

CLSC Updates- Fall 2018

Welcome to the Central Libraries Special Collections Newsletter that highlights a few of the events from the fall semester. Outreach • Hankamer School of Business – Department of Management o Prof. Blaine McCormick, Chair of the Department of Management, requested a second-annual visit to Special Collections to revisit our facsimile of the Book of Kells…

Welcome!

Baylor University Central Libraries Special Collections would like to welcome you to our new spot for news, highlighting items in the collection, and providing insights into daily operations. For more information please visit our Website or contact us at rarecollections@baylor.edu