In a move that brings one of the largest privately-owned collections of oral history interviews to Baylor University, the Institute for Oral History has signed an agreement with Tumbleweed Smith, founder and host of “Sounds of Texas,” to bring his recordings to the Baylor Libraries.
The Baylor Libraries announce the launch of a new Featured Newspapers tool in OneSearch, the unified search tool that queries the Libraries’ holdings. Users can now search directly within more than one billion newspaper articles across hundreds of newspapers.
Former U.S. Congressmen Alan Steelman (R-TX 5th District, 1973-1976) and Chet Edwards (D-TX 11th and 17th Districts, 1991-2010) will be joined by Baylor Law Professor Rory Ryan and Baylor Professor of History Stephen Sloan for a panel discussion and Q&A, "Investigating Impeachment: Context, Congress, and the Constitution," on Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center on the campus of Baylor University. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2020 Pruit Memorial Symposium features Grammy Award winner Dr. Cedric Dent, professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University. Dent will offer a public presentation and headline a gospel sing on February 4.
Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announces that Jeffry Archer, Associate Dean of User Services at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, will join Baylor University as Dean of University Libraries, effective June 1, 2020.
The world lost a titan in the field of African-American religion on November 27 when the Rev. Clay Evans passed away at the age of 94 in his home city of Chicago. Evans was the founder and long-serving pastor of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and an accomplished recording artist and songwriter.