Research Ready: September 2022

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San Antonio River Walk and Zoo, 1941

BU Records: Beta Beta Beta #BU/407

The collection contains items pertaining to the Beta Tau Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at Baylor University including administrative records, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

Association for the Scientific Study of Religion: Southwest [Chapter] records #2320

This collection is the records of the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion Southwest. It includes minutes, budgets, correspondence, newsletters, programs, and proceedings from the organization’s annual conference.

Beville-Waco Tribe Tipi Pole letter # 765

The Beville-Waco Tribe Tipi Pole letter, written to Beville, asks that he sell more cedar poles from a grove on his farm. The grove had been identified in 1912 by Native Americans from the Waco tribe as the historic place their people traditionally obtained wooden poles when needed.

Downer-Willingham Family collection #740

The Downer-Willingham Family collection includes correspondence, photographs, and print materials documenting the life of Robert Josiah Willingham, longtime pastor and secretary of the Foreign Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention.

William Laidley and Jenny Mary Traver Eason papers #1331

The William Laidley and Jennie Mary Tarver Eason papers contain an account of travel in the early 1930s Southwestern United States with emphasis on road conditions, prices, and landscape descriptions.

Thomas Linard vs. Richard H. Smith Court manuscript #671

The Thomas Linard vs. Robert H. Smith Court Manuscript is a transcript of a civil case prepared for an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. The case was heard by a number of prominent judicial figures in Texas, including Robert Crudup, Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor, Nicholas W. Battle, and James H. Bell.

McLennan County Tuberculosis Association records #2015

The collection contains materials regarding the inner workings of the McLennan County Tuberculosis Association, providing valuable insight on disease and prevention efforts from the 1920s to the 1960s as well as leadership, finances, and minutes within the association.

Steamboat “John Scott” Account book #680

The Steamboat “John Scott” Account Book is a ledger of expenses and accounts receivable in the operation of the steamboat John Scott from 1876 to 1878.

Peter Sidella World War II Photo album #654

The Peter Sidella World War II photo album includes photos of Sidella’s experience training with the Signal Corps in Washington state and Texas in the summer and fall of 1941.

An undated photo of Margaret Swan coaching her team. [Margaret M. Swan Synchronized Swimming papers #1933, Box 11, Folder 43.]

Margaret M. Swan synchronized Swimming papers #1933

This collection covers Margaret M. Swan’s involvement with synchronized swimming in Texas, including the forming and coaching of the San Antonio Cygnets. The papers include administrative information, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications related to synchronized swimming, performance scripts, and extensive photographs and scrapbooks.

Waco Regional Baptist Association records #230

The Waco Regional Baptist Association records contain documents from the Association as well as its member congregations and partner organizations. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, and ledgers.

Waco Symphony Women’s Council records #2203

The Waco Symphony Women’s Council records document the beginning and ongoing activities of the organization from 1960 to around 2002. Items of interest include correspondence, advertisements, financial documents and budgets, public relations and fundraising efforts, newspaper clippings, programs, yearbooks, scrapbooks, invitations, and photographs.

[Waco] Temple Rodef Shalom records #584

This collection contains the congregational records of Temple Rodef Sholom, the oldest Jewish congregation in McLennan County, Texas.

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