Monthly Archives: January 2018

Remembering Kent Keeth

by Carl F. Flynn, Director of Marketing & Communications for Information Technology & University Libraries Today at 10:00 a.m. our former director, Kent Keeth, will be laid to rest at a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, just a few blocks away … Continue reading

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Today in Texas: January 24th

by Leanna Barcelona, University Archivist  Seventy years ago on January 24, 1948, three Texas cities became one. Formerly known as the “Tri-Cities,” the towns of Baytown, Goose Creek, and Pelly unified as what is known known as the city of … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Baylor: The Spirit of Abe Kelley

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in September 1976, then was reprinted in Looking Back at Baylor (1985), a collection of Keeth and Harry Marsh’s historical columns for the Line. Blogging about Texas periodically features … Continue reading

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Remembering Their Sacrifices: Baylor Faculty and Students During World War II

by Thomas DeShong, Project Archivist World War II witnessed the rise of the United States as a global superpower and the establishment of a new world order.  Historians, amateur and professional alike, devote their entire lives to studying the complexities … Continue reading

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Research Ready: December 2017

Discover photographs of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus in the 1920s, correspondence of Baylor students during World War II, playing cards with pictures from around Waco, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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