Category Archives: Texas governors

A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life: Petra Ibarra-Nagel and Priscilla Escobedo, Student Assistants

From bonding with Pat Neff to learning interesting tidbits about Baylor’s past, our archives student workers learn a lot and do a lot at The Texas Collection. Learn more about their contributions in our latest “Day in the Life” post: Continue reading

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The Comprehensive Pat Neff: Texas Governor, Baylor President, and Much More

The name Pat Neff is known by every Baylor Bear. Perhaps his influence is most markedly demonstrated by Pat Neff Hall. Built in 1939 and named in honor of Baylor’s eighth president, its tower can be seen for miles and … Continue reading

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Research Ready: October 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 October: Bolt Family Homestead and Legion Valley Indian Massacre Collection, 1985: … Continue reading

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The Baylor Bear Facts: Fun and Games at The Texas Collection

The Texas Collection’s holdings include many weighty academic tomes and important archival records. Even the paintings that hang in our reading room tend to the serious side—neither Samuel Palmer Brooks nor Pat Neff look amused in their portraits. But we … Continue reading

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