The W. R. Poage Legislative Library, located adjacent to the Moody Memorial Library and Jones Library on the campus of Baylor University, is a special collections library and research facility that is part of the Baylor Libraries system. The building 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 facility houses the Baylor Collections of Political Materials, the Graduate Research Center, and the Bob Bullock Archives.
Baylor Collections of Political Materials
The Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM) is a center for research and study of the modern American political system. The Collections explore the dynamic relationships between people and government through congressional and senatorial collections from the State of Texas and beyond. The BCPM seek to collect and preserve materials related to local, state and national governments and to facilitate research of those materials. Poage Library provides programming for students, scholars and the general public engaged in the study of representative democracy. To explore our holdings, click here and scroll down to the "Explore our Holdings" section of the page.
Graduate Research Center
Established in 2016, the Graduate Research Center (GRC) is dedicated to supporting and inspiring graduate students in their academic endeavors. Located on the second floor of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, the GRC features a quiet study area (affectionatley known at the Incubator), five collaboration rooms, a conference room, lounge and break room. THe GRC is only available to Baylor graduate students and faculty. For more information and to reserve facilities within the GRC, visit the GRC online.
Bob Bullock Archives
Bob Bullock was a native Texan first and last, one who loved the state and its heritage and recognized the need to preserve its history. A second generation Texan, he began to put his love for the state and its people to work with his early service on the State Historical Commission in the 1960s. His love for Texas and its history carried over to influence the preservation of his own records and the legacy of the 40 years he served the state. Click here to learn more about Bob Bullock and view the resoruces available in our archives.