Category Archives: Lily McIlroy Russell

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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Research Ready: February 2017

Learn about cowboy songs, the Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Corpus Christi, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Baptist women, Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Books, letters, Lily McIlroy Russell, McGregor Plan, Old West, paper, Photographs, Railroads, Research Ready, Texas Baptists, Trains, World War II | Leave a comment

Wassailing with Lily Russell: Christmas at Baylor, 1930s-1950s

From an elaborate “Old Christmas” program in women’s residence halls to Christmas decoration contests in the Student Union Building, Christmas celebrations at Baylor look a little different these days…but not too much! Learn how longtime Baylor employee Lily Russell helped students celebrate the season in the 1930s-1950s. Continue reading

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Research Ready: September 2013

Missionaries, higher education, plus a Rough Rider–this month’s completed finding aids cover a wide variety of interests! Check out what’s Research Ready Continue reading

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Research Ready: June 2013

Whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered. The early days of Baylor’s Student Union Building? Waco pioneers? World War II photographs? Check out this month’s Research Ready to learn more Continue reading

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