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Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 2006


Bruce Feiler Signed as 2006 Featured Author
Baylor Announces Black Gospel Music Restoration Project
Hightower Commemorative Exhibit to Open in October
Ireland Illuminated Tour Photo Gallery

The Herring Memorial: A Lasting Labor of Love
Three Memorial Endowments Established

Upcoming Events 2006


You can tell from the stories contained in this issue of Connect! that summers tend to be very busy in the Baylor Libraries.

We are already preparing for the Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture featuring Bruce Feiler. This annual fundraiser has become a major draw for both Baylor and the Waco community.

The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is a very exciting digitization undertaking that we are proud to work on with Robert Darden. It is an outgrowth of his book, People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music. This will have far-reaching impact on the preservation of this genre of sacred music and will put Baylor University in the vanguard of music digitization efforts.

Finally, we mourn the loss of some very special friends of the Baylor Libraries this year. Jesmarie Hurst of Tyler was a long-time member of the Libraries Board of Advisors. George Kadiz worked in the libraries and was know all over the Baylor campus. Jean M. Spencer-Jenness was a former geology professor at Baylor.

If you were fortunate enough to know them, I hope you will avail yourself of the opportunity to honor their memory through a memorial gift to the libraries.

Bill Hair
Interim Dean of Libraries