The Texas Collection

Treasures old and new...

  • 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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  • Part I: Why Do Baptists Care About Religious Liberty?

    Part I: Why Do Baptists Care About 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. Of all the rights...

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  • John N. Rowe III Papers: A Texas Treasure

    John N. Rowe III Papers: A Texas Treasure

    by Benna Vaughn, Manuscripts Archivist In the late 1980s and early 1990s, The Texas Collection was the recipient of eight separate donations of materials from John N. Rowe, III. These donations...

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  • Part II: Compromise Leads to Conflict: The Adams-Onís Treaty

    Part II: Compromise Leads to Conflict: The Adams-Onís Treaty

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

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  • Research Ready: May 2018

    Research Ready: May 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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  • Women’s Collections at Baylor University

    Women’s Collections at Baylor University

    by Anna Redhair, Graduate Assistant In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Baylor University Libraries Special Collections and the Institute for Oral History launched a website for...

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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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  • Looking Back At Baylor: ‘The length of the tail should vary according to the age of the child’

    Looking Back At Baylor: ‘The length of the tail should vary according to the age of the child’

    This piece by former Texas Collection director Kent Keeth originally was published in The Baylor Line in June 1981, then was reprinted in Looking Back at Baylor (1985), a collection of Keeth and...

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