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. This month we have a few finding aids from the Archival Collections and Museums class that worked on archival processing projects with us here at The Texas Collection…and there will be more to come in upcoming months! Here’s the scoop for May:
Before Carroll Chapel and Library could be declared done in 1903, the building needed furniture! This letter solicits bids for Chapel seating, most of which would be lost in the 1922 fire. However, you still can see some of the pews in the corridors of the updated Carroll Library building today. BU Records: Carroll Buildings #BU/57, box 1, folder 1.
- BU Records: Carroll Buildings, 1900-1903, undated (#BU/57): Correspondence regarding the furnishing of the F. L. Carroll Chapel and Library and the George W. Carroll Science Hall, as well as dedication programs from when the two buildings were dedicated.
- BU Records: Delta Tau Delta, 1987-1997, undated (#BU/332): These organizational records document the founding of the colony of Delta Tau Delta at Baylor University through its initiation as an official fraternity organization, roughly the first ten years of its existence. (Archives class)
Carr P. Collins and Earl C. Hankamer were both noted Baylor Trustees and supporters. Here Hankamer pledges to assist with the Greater Baylor fundraising campaign. BU Records: Greater Baylor Campaign #BU/100, box 4, folder 2.
- BU Records: Greater Baylor Campaign, 1927-1932 (#BU/100): Records documenting a 1920s-1930s fundraising campaign, with targeted donors including Texas Baptist churches and Baylor alumni. (Archives class)