At The Texas Collection we always are excited to acquire new resources for our researchers. But as much as we love archives, books, maps, photographs, and much more, we need the right people to care for all of these materials and make them accessible to our patrons. So we are pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members!
Amanda Keys Norman joins us as the new University Archivist. Amanda is charged with documenting Baylor’s proud history, from its founding at Independence to the digital records being created as you read. “The records found in The Texas Collection were created when the history was happening—when Pat Neff Hall was dedicated, when the Immortal Ten tragedy struck the campus, and much more—I’m proud to be a part of preserving that history, these documents of Baylor’s heritage.”
Benna Vaughan serves as the new Manuscripts Archivist. Benna is our new go-to person for Texas history ranging from the Civil War to Baptist history, cooking to education, Waco history to postcard collections. “The Texas Collection is like Christmas every day of the year… you are always coming across something new and fresh.”
Amanda and Benna are taking the helm of “Blogging about Texas,” and gratitude is in order to Alice Campbell, our outgoing blogger. In addition to researching and writing for this blog, Alice served The Texas Collection as a cataloger, curated our “Believe Me Your Own” Civil War letters online exhibition and developed our Flickr presence. Thank you! Please continue to look to “Blogging about Texas” as Benna, Amanda and the rest of our staff work to tell the stories hidden in The Texas Collection.