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 are February’s finding aids:
- BU records: Baylor Literacy Center, 1946-1988 (#BU/32): Contains the files of Baylor’s literacy center, which helped to teach members of the Waco community how to read. The collection contains brochures, subject files, and student work produced by the staff and students of the Literacy Center.
Photograph of Tom Padgitt, owner and head of the Tom Padgitt Company, a noted Waco-based leatherworking company. Forest Edwin and Edna Lee Sedwick Goodman Family photographic collection, 1870-1918, undated (#3944), box 1, folder 3.
- Winter family photographic collection, 1880-1920 (#3945): Mostly unidentified photographs from Waco and Central Texas. The photographs provide insight into the style and photographic practices of American society at the turn of the twentieth century.
- Jesse Breland and Jessie Brown Johnson papers, 1888-1929 (#440): Includes letters and mathematics notebooks. The letters describe Baylor student life in Waco 1888-1891.
- John F. Baugh papers, 1946-1995, (#3339): Draft manuscripts, notes, and research files for Baugh’s book, The Battle for Baptist Integrity.
- [Belton] First Christian Church records, circa 1962-1967, undated (#117): Contains research materials and draft manuscripts of the church history book History of the First Christian Church, Belton, Texas, 1856-1966.
- Forest Edwin and Edna Lee Sedwick Goodman family photographic collection, 1870-1918, undated (#3944): Includes photographs documenting Goodman family life in Waco, Texas, along with a scrapbook of a trip to Mexico. Forest Edwin Goodman worked for the Tom Padgitt Company in Waco.
Jessie Brown frequently wrote to her sister Lizzie while a student at Baylor, 1888-1891. In this letter, she mentions the local fair and a spat with the president’s wife and disciplinarian of Baylor women, Georgia Burleson, over the oft-discussed topic of fashion. Jesse Breland and Jessie Brown Johnson papers, 1888-1929 (#440), box 1, folder 1.