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Volume 6, Number 1, Winter 2005


Milsand Archive to Rewrite Browning History
Armstrong Browning Library - Plaques in Italy
The Texas Collection Acquires Major Manuscript Collection
Upcoming Events
Third Annual Ferguson-Clark Author Series - Jon Meacham
BCPM Acquires Kennedy Assassination Materials
Libraries Receive Gift of Burleson Painting

Library Fellows 2004 - 2005
Student Spotlight - Blair Williams
Audio Reserves 2Go


Gifts Making the Difference

Reagan Ramsower -Dean\'s Column

This issue is filled with articles about exciting new collections and a novel idea for using the hottest technology for audio reserves. Generous donations to the libraries allow these great stories to unfold. As dean of the libraries, I want to say “thank you” to our Library Fellows and other donors who stepped forward to make these advances possible.

The Armstrong Browning Library has just acquired the magnificent Milsand Archive. This extensive collection of letters, personal diaries and secondary materials will cause a renaissance of new research to take place at ABL over the next two decades. The Texas Collection has purchased a rare personal archive of the Roberts’ family from Bremond, Texas. This archive includes 18,000 items, which will be the focus of research on the expansion of Texas from 1850s to 1905. The Baylor Collections of Political Materials has just acquired the archive of the late Penn Jones Jr., who collected materials dealing with conspiracy theories of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. All three of these outstanding collections were purchased using gift money from philanthropic alumni and friends.

"Audio Reserves To Go" is a new service unveiled this semester in the Crouch Fine Arts Library. Music students can check out one of 12 iPods and listen to their assignments for the entire semester either in or outside the library. One of our Library Fellows’ grants made this idea a reality for our students.

I firmly believe that every gift to the libraries benefits every student on campus. Thank you for your continued generosity!

—Reagan Ramsower
Dean of Libraries