Category Archives: Baylor University

Research Ready: September 2017

Read about the records of a historically African American cemetery, the papers of former Baylor President W.R. White, a Western novel about a scout leading a party through Comanche territory, a local civic leader, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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From Page to Air: Sharing Baylor Football since 1951

by Sylvia Hernandez, BULAA Project Archivist As football season gets underway, we find ourselves in the stands of our favorite stadium watching the game, hoping the best for our team. But what about the times you can’t make it? Have … Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Camp MacArthur

Texas has changed quite a bit over the years, as is readily seen in our vast photograph and postcard collections. To help bring some of those changes to life, we’ve created a “Texas over Time” series of GIFs that will … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Baylor: The Origin of the Green and Gold

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in June 1978, then was reprinted in Looking Back at Baylor (1985), a collection of Keeth and Harry Marsh’s historical columns for the Line. … Continue reading

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Research Ready: July 2017

View materials on German immigration to Texas, Prohibition, gunslingers in Texas, screenplays, railroad collections, Texas Civil War materials, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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Stories from Independence: Baylor Historical Society

In the second installment of Stories from Independence, Processing Archivist Paul Fisher will discuss the Baylor Historical Society. The society assisted preservation efforts at Independence, Texas, and raised funds for the restoration of Baylor’s iconic columns. Continue reading

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Cataloger’s Corner: Ptolemy and the Problem of Taprobana

This week’s blog post is the third in a series written by Allie McCormack, the Rare Books Catalog Librarian for Baylor Libraries. In this series, she describes some of her favorite items found at The Texas Collection. This post discusses the mysterious island of Taprobana as it was featured in one of our collection’s oldest books, a1562 printing of Ptolemy’s Geographia. Continue reading

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Stories from Independence: San Jacinto Day

How did Baylor students in the 1800s celebrate the Texas holiday San Jacinto Day? You can find out in this blog post featuring early Baylor students Florence L. Davis Bledsoe and Margaret Hall Hicks. Continue reading

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Cataloger’s Corner: The Age of Exploration in Italiano

This week’s blog post is the second in a series written by Allie McCormack, the Rare Books Catalog Librarian for Baylor Libraries. In this series, she describes some of her favorite items found at The Texas Collection. This post features the 1556 Italian edition of Francisco López de Gómara’s La Historia Generale delle Indie Occidentali. Gómara, private chaplain of conquistador Hernán Cortés, provides his account of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Continue reading

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Research Ready: March 2017

Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print material acquisitions. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many … Continue reading

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