Category Archives: Camp MacArthur

We Must Carry On!

by Anna Redhair, Graduate Student “While our Baylor men are across the sea for the safety of democracy and womanhood, we Baylor women have before us a very definite work, and we must ‘Carry On!’” Thus ended an article on … 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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Research Ready: November 2016

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

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Understanding a Derailment: Camp MacArthur Train No. 264

When Camp MacArthur Train No. 264 derailed just northeast of Waco in 1918, some people immediately speculated the accident was caused by sabotage. The real story was much more mundane–learn more in our latest blog post. 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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