Research Ready: November-December 2021

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Finding Aids


  • Church Women United in Waco records # 2073
    • The Church Women United in Waco records describes the activities of the organization through by-laws, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, budget records, group projects and ministries. Scrapbooks with pamphlets, yearbooks, handbooks, clippings, magazines, and newsletters are also present.
  • Lawrence Dudgeon Collins papers #1931
    • The Lawrence Dudgeon Collins papers contain a variety of materials related to his service in the 56th Evacuation Hospital, also known as the Baylor Unit. The collection consists primarily of letters Collins wrote from North Africa and Italy to his wife during World War II and his subsequent efforts to type and edit those letters into a coherent narrative for publication.
  • Alice Davidson Boyer papers # 1248 
    • The Alice Davidson Boyer papers contain a variety of materials on topics regarding Waco women’s organizations, Boyer’s family genealogy, photographs, clippings, and transcripts from the Texas State College for Women Radio Program.
  • Bernice Dittmer papers #1702
    • The Bernice S. Dittmer Papers contain proofs and copies of manuscripts from one of Dittmer’s literary works, The Reverend Uncle Bert. This biography covers the life of B.M.G Williams, a former rector at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in El Paso, Texas.
  • Waco Press Club records #2582 
    • The Waco Press club records include extensive minutes, yearbooks, and scrapbooks, as well as some correspondence. The records reflect the interests, charitable giving, and community involvement of the club.
  • Bessie Lee Fitzhugh papers #64
    • The Bessie Lee Fitzhugh papers contain the personal papers of Waco area schoolteacher and administrator Bessie Lee Fitzhugh. Also in the collection are her research and manuscripts for Bells Over Texas, a book about the history of bells in Texas.
  • Fannie Mae Howell papers #783
    • The Fannie Mae Howell papers contain a variety of materials, mostly within a scrapbook, regarding Ms. Howell’s final year as a student at Waco High School in 1935 and the graduating class.
    • The Lois Billings Slater papers primarily contain materials from her time as a student at Baylor University, 1934-1936.

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