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  • Texas Over Time: “The Raleigh Building, Waco, TX”

    Texas Over Time: “The Raleigh 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: April 2018

    Research Ready: April 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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  • Part I: The Lines are Drawn: John Melish and His Map of the United States

    Part I: The Lines are Drawn: John Melish and His Map of the United States

    by Rachel DeShong, Special Event Coordinator and Map Curator This blog post is the first in a series of three posts highlighting John Melish, a 19th century cartographer, and the impact his 1816...

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  • When Did the Lights First Shine Bright?: Electricity Comes to Baylor

    When Did the Lights First Shine Bright?: Electricity Comes to Baylor

    by Rachel DeShong, Special Event Coordinator and Map Curator Today, we think nothing of flipping a switch and having instant light. But life was not always that simple. Prior to the spread of...

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  • The Day of the Bear

    The Day of the Bear

    by Joseph Lipham, Student Assistant Following the tragic death of Baylor President Samuel Palmer Brooks in 1931, the newly elected Pat Morris Neff inherited a rather difficult situation. After the...

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  • Looking Back at Baylor: A Stroll Around Burleson Quadrangle in 1908

    Looking Back at Baylor: A Stroll Around Burleson Quadrangle in 1908

    This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in November 1989, then was reprinted in Looking Back at Baylor (1985), a collection of Keeth...

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  • Research Ready: March 2018

    Research Ready: March 2018

    Read about a longtime Baylor University faculty member and her book "Baylor at Independence," the Baylor Student Education Association, and the history of a variety of Western states, plus view...

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  • To Sisal: More Than We Bargained For

    To Sisal: More Than We Bargained For

    by Anna Redhair, Graduate Assistant Sometimes when working in a library, unexpected items cross your path. That was certainly the case with a document The Texas Collection acquired last year known...

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  • Texas Over Time: “The Roosevelt Tower, Waco, TX”

    Texas Over Time: “The Roosevelt Tower, 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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