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  • Texas Over Time: Waco’s Alico Building-Architecture and a Changing City

    Texas Over Time: Waco’s Alico Building-Architecture and a Changing City

    By Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator 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...

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  • Research Ready: January 2019

    Research Ready: January 2019

    San Antonio history, roller skating, camels, Waco historic homes, and more await you in this month's edition of Research Ready!

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  • The Ellington Field Photographic Collection

    The Ellington Field Photographic Collection

    by Benna Vaughan, Manuscripts Archivist The Ellington Field Photographic collection is one of two new photographic collections obtained by The Texas Collection that focus on World War I. Though...

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  • Texas Over Time: Waco Shakespeare Club Monument: “Immortal Be His Name”

    Texas Over Time: Waco Shakespeare Club Monument: “Immortal Be His Name”

    By Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator 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...

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  • Research Ready: December 2018

    Research Ready: December 2018

    Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print material acquisitions. The books included this month are...

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  • Research Ready: November 2018

    Research Ready: November 2018

    Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print material acquisitions. These resources are primed for...

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  • Fred Gildersleeve and An Amazing Journey

    Fred Gildersleeve and An Amazing Journey

    by Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator and John Wilson The man who would become Waco’s most famous photographer, Fred A. Gildersleeve, was born near Boulder, Colorado, on June 30, 1880, to...

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  • Research Ready: October 2018

    Research Ready: October 2018

    Investigate books on haunted forts in Texas, Halloween cookbooks, materials on Baptist missionaries in Japan, records from the first African American Waco city council member, and more in this...

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  • StuFu for You: Baylor’s Student Foundation Serves Students

    StuFu for You: Baylor’s Student Foundation Serves Students

    by Joe Griffith, Graduate Assistant Baylor University’s Student Foundation was born in a turbulent time. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, relations between college students and administrators...

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  • Research Ready: September 2018

    Research Ready: September 2018

    Explore resources on the Baylor Student Foundation, a Baptist missionary in China, World War I, the American Civil War, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, and more in this month's...

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  • Lives in the Archives: The A. Reilly and Eunice B. Tooley Copeland Papers

    Lives in the Archives: The A. Reilly and Eunice B. Tooley Copeland Papers

    by Jackson Hager, Graduate Assistant One of the great joys of being able to work in an archive like The Texas Collection is how often one, amid the stacks and piles of collections, encounters...

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  • We Want That Picture! Fred Gildersleeve’s Record Breaking Texas Cotton Palace Print

    We Want That Picture! Fred Gildersleeve’s Record Breaking Texas Cotton Palace Print

    By Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator In 1905 or 1906, Fred Gildersleeve came from Texarkana, Arkansas to Waco to work in the photography business. He later became a pioneer in the field of...

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  • Research Ready: August 2018

    Research Ready: August 2018

    Materials about Baylor trustee and donor Earl C. Hankamer, the Borden Milk Company, genealogy research, an autobiography about serving in World War II and the Korean War, and more are now...

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  • Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About The Texas Collection (Unless You Just Spent Ten Weeks Here)

    Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About The Texas Collection (Unless You Just Spent Ten Weeks Here)

    by Emily Starr, Summer Intern Bring a sweater. The collections here are kept at 65°, which means it’s chilly. Even on the hottest 110° days, you’ll probably need an extra layer, but it’s for the...

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  • Looking Back at Baylor: The “Philos” and the “Sophies”

    Looking Back at Baylor: The “Philos” and the “Sophies”

    This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in April 1976, then was reprinted in Looking Back at Baylor (1985), a collection of Keeth and...

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  • Texas Over Time: McLendon Hardware and Higginbotham Hardware Company Building, Waco, Tx

    Texas Over Time: McLendon Hardware and Higginbotham Hardware Company Building, Waco, Tx

    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”...

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  • Research Ready: July 2018

    Research Ready: July 2018

    Explore this month's edition of Research Ready and discover resources on miners and outlaws in the Wild West, Republic of Texas documents, Baylor sports, the history of Waco, Texas, and more!

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  • Part II: A History of the Baptist Joint Committee and the Protection of Religious Liberty

    Part II: A History of the Baptist Joint Committee and the Protection of Religious Liberty

    by Thomas DeShong, Project Archivist This blog is the first of two that highlights a recently processed collection, the Baptist Joint Committee records, and its place in history. The 1930s were a...

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  • Part III: The Red River Resolution: Defining the Border Once and for All

    Part III: The Red River Resolution: Defining the Border Once and for All

    by Rachel DeShong, Special Event Coordinator and Map Curator This blog post is the third and final post in a series of three highlighting John Melish, a 19th century cartographer, and the impact...

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  • Research Ready: June 2018

    Research Ready: June 2018

    Read about Texas cookbooks from Catholic, Baptist, and Methodist churches in this month's edition of Research Ready! !

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