W. R. Poage Legislative Library is a special collections library and research facility within the Baylor University Libraries, which collects papers and records that contribute to the understanding of American political history and practice. It was dedicated in 1979 in honor of Congressman W. R. "Bob" Poage, Baylor alumnus and retired public official whose career spanned over 50 years. The Baylor University Board of Regents approved the designation of Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM) in the spring of 1991.
The Baylor Collections of Political Materials supports programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, and the general public on the history of Congress, the legislative process, and current issues facing both local, state and national governments.
The library encourages the preservation of materials that document the work of government, including the papers of U.S. congressional representatives, Texas state legislators, and judges, and supports programs that make those materials available for educational and research use.