Category Archives: A.J. Armstrong

Armstrong’s Stars: Robert Frost

As the 1923 Round Up put it, “A heavy Frost from New England…in the form of Robert, the Poet” visited Baylor twice at A.J. Armstrong’s (and Carl Sandburg’s) urging. Read more about Robert Frost at Baylor in this final installment of Armstrong’s Stars. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Marian Anderson

Many people know about the controversy involving Marian Anderson and Constitution Hall, and the resulting concert at Lincoln Memorial. But did you know that in the midst of the drama, Anderson performed at Baylor University? Learn more in our latest installment of Armstrong’s Stars. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Katharine Cornell

Katharine Cornell played Elizabeth Barrett Browning in numerous stage performances–a couple of which were at Baylor. Learn more about her Baylor visits in our latest Armstrong’s Stars installation. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Richard Halliburton

Richard Halliburton was a household name in the late 1920s-early 1930s when he visited Baylor. As an international adventurer, Halliburton must have encountered all manner of characters. He didn’t count on the imposing figure of A.J. Armstrong when he visited Baylor, though! Learn more in our latest installment of Armstrong’s Stars. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Vachel Lindsay

“Remarkable lyricist” Vachel Lindsay visited Baylor three times, including a stop in Waco to help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Learn more in our latest Armstrong’s Stars entry. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Carl Sandburg

In the next entry in our Armstrong’s Stars series, learn about Carl Sandburg’s visits to Baylor. He even visited a sick Baylor student at the hospital when he was here in 1952! Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: Amy Lowell

“Armstrong’s Stars” is a collaboration between the Armstrong Browning Library and Baylor’s Texas Collection. Once a month we feature a story about a celebrity that Dr. A.J. Armstrong brought to Baylor. These stories highlight an interesting part of Baylor’s history and include collection materials housed in both the Armstrong Browning Library and the Texas Collection. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: William Butler Yeats

“Armstrong’s Stars” is a collaboration between the Armstrong Browning Library and Baylor’s Texas Collection. Once a month we feature a story about a celebrity that Dr. A.J. Armstrong brought to Baylor. These stories highlight an interesting part of Baylor’s history and include collection materials housed in both the Armstrong Browning Library and the Texas Collection. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: “Where is Waco, Texas?”

By Jennifer Borderud, Access and Outreach Librarian, Armstrong Browning Library In her biography of Dr. A.J. Armstrong, chair of Baylor’s English Department from 1912-1952 and founder of the Armstrong Browning Library, Lois Smith Douglas recounts Dr. Armstrong’s efforts to bring … Continue reading

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Research Ready: July 2012

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. Here’s the scoop for July: Andrew Joseph (A.J.) Armstrong papers: The Andrew Joseph Armstrong papers … Continue reading

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