Research Ready: November 2012

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. Here’s the scoop for November:

Gene Autrey entertaining veterans at a military hospital, 1945
Gene Autrey entertains veterans at a military hospital in 1945. Hannibal “Joe” Jaworski’s photo album includes photos of several notable figures who visited soldiers during World War II.
  • Baylor-Carrington Family Papers, 1715-2007, undated: These family papers consist of correspondence, financial and legal documents, literary productions, books, photographs, artifacts, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Baylor and Carrington families. The bulk of the collection spans from 1840-1930.
  • Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Collection, 1944-1946: This collection consists of a scrapbook relating to Eleanor’s service in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.
  • Hannibal “Joe” Lucas Jaworski Papers, 1895-1987: The Hannibal “Joe” Lucas Jaworski Papers include correspondence, literary productions, books, and photographic materials related to his service in World War II and his response to the Waco Tornado of 1953.
  • BU Records: Student Volunteer Band, 1900-1957: This archives consists of organizational records, missionary correspondence, and a history of the origin of the band. The group originated to inspire students to missionary action and involvement by educating them about world missionary movements.
Baylor University Student Volunteer Band Minutes Book, 1940s-1950s
The Student Volunteer Band, or Foreign Missionary Band, kept meticulous minutes of the organization’s meetings, from its earliest days in 1900 through the 1950s. Note Dick Baker’s name on the right side of the book–Baker would go on to be a leader in Baylor’s Youth Revival Movement and began the Baylor Religious Hour Choir.


  • Robert W. Lull

    April 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm Reply

    I have in the past personally reviewed many documents in the Baylor-Carrington Family Papers. Now, I’m prepared to re-visit the subject matter pertaining to the Baylor siblings, John Walker Baylor, Henry Weidner Baylor, John Robert Baylor, and George Wythe Baylor, as well as Charles Gano Baylor.

    I’m interested in any digitized documents currently available, as parking on campus is difficult for individuals who are not students or staff. I’ll store up my patience on parking for when I really want to dig deep, hands on.

    • Amanda Norman

      April 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply

      Hi Robert, we have not digitized materials from the Baylor-Carrington family papers at this time–we have so many collections to organize and make accessible, and so little time. (Maintaining digitized files takes a lot of work, too!) But, I am happy to tell you that parking recently has become much easier for visitors–in addition to having access to visitor-only spots, you now also can park in faculty/staff and student spots, too! See the Baylor Parking website for information. Parking still can be a challenge–the best time to visit, parking-wise, is between semesters or in the summer. We hope you’ll come and research soon.

  • Bob Lull

    October 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Thanks for your response. I followed through on your advice about parking, and found things to have been dramatically improved. And I already have registered with the parking folks, and have been back into the Baylor Collection.

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