Category Archives: Baylor University

The Day of the Bear

by Joseph Lipham, Student Assistant Following the tragic death of Baylor President Samuel Palmer Brooks in 1931, the newly elected Pat Morris Neff inherited a rather difficult situation. After the United States Stock Market crashed in 1929, crippling the American … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Baylor: A Stroll Around Burleson Quadrangle in 1908

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in November 1989, 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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Research Ready: March 2018

Read about a longtime Baylor University faculty member and her book “Baylor at Independence,” the Baylor Student Education Association, and the history of a variety of Western states, plus view photographs of a family in Crawford, Texas, in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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To Sisal: More Than We Bargained For

by Anna Redhair, Graduate Assistant Sometimes when working in a library, unexpected items cross your path. That was certainly the case with a document The Texas Collection acquired last year known as To Sisal. The To Sisal document is a … Continue reading

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Looking Back At Baylor: ‘The length of the tail should vary according to the age of the child’

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in June 1981, 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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Research Ready: February 2018

In this month’s Research Ready, learn about Baylor’s NoZe Brotherhood, Texas cowboys and the Old West, and Baylor’s former library science program! Continue reading

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Right Under Baylor’s NoZe

by Joseph Griffith, Graduate Assistant Hello! Or in the language of the NoZe Brotherhood: “Mini-Mini-Techni, Ufarsus; Keko-de-Muckity-Muck, Satchel!” What did I just read, you’re asking? Welcome to the bizarre world of the NoZe Brotherhood, the secret and satirical society on … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Baylor: ‘In Beautiful Groves…on the Edge of a Vast Prairie’

This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in November 1981, 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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Research Ready: January 2018

View materials on Jesse and Frank James, Baylor sororities, the travels of a Baylor professor, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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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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