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The W. R. Poage Legislative Library houses the Baylor Collections of Political Materials and the Graduate Research Center.

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Student summer projects update #2: Our Dowdy Intern Kendall has been completing the processing of the Texas Government, Legislative series of the Jack Hightower papers. She is also working on planning for iEngage, which is now in two weeks! This year’s theme at Poage Library asks the question: “How do citizens investigate community issues?” #JackHightower #iEngage2018 #Archives #LibrariesOfInstagram #PoageLibary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Can we call it #TransportationTuesday? (We do love alliteration!) One of our projects this summer has been transportation research for one of five iEngage stations. The kids will be exploring root causes of local transportation issues. In Rep. Poage’s collection, we found a folder of material from the 1970s advertising the Transbus, designed to be more accessible for all people due to its wide doors, lower floors, and fewer steps. #Transbus #Transportation #Archives #LibrariesOfInstagram #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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On Tuesday, Mary attended the annual luncheon in honor of former Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. His birthday is July 10, and he is remembered each year at the State Cemetery. He had a deep love for his home state, and is known for the famous line “God Bless Texas.” We are fortunate to have his papers at Poage Library! “Only death will end that love affair with Texas.” -Bob Bullock, June 5, 1997 #BobBullock #LieutenantGovernor #GodBlessTexas #LibrariesOfInstagram #Archives #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Texas State Cemetery

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Today is graduate student Jake’s last day with us at Poage Library. We are grateful for all of his hard work, including processing the Alan Steelman papers and the Marvin Leath papers, and we wish him well as he moves away to begin his Ph.D. studies. Sic’Em, Jake! #MarvinLeath #AlanSteelman #Archives #LibrariesOfInstagram #Baylor #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Student summer projects update #1: Our graduate assistant Kristina has been finalizing the John Dowdy papers and moving them to document boxes. Don’t they look nice?! She is also hard at work doing research to get us ready for iEngage on July 31st, when 100 kids come through our doors! #JohnDowdy #iEngage2018 #Archives #LibrariesOfInstagram #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Even though we’ve passed the 4th of July, many will continue to celebrate this weekend. This month’s #ArchivesHashtagParty is all about #ArchivesFestivals, and what better festival is there than a good old-fashioned Independence Day parade!? In this photo, Rep. Chet Edwards participates in a Granbury, TX parade in 2009. #Archives #LibrariesOfInstagram #ChetEdwards #GranburyTX #4thOfJuly #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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It’s #CartoonTuesday! On this rainy day in Waco, it seems appropriate to pull out this Bob Bullock political cartoon from 1994. Bullock served as the State Comptroller, 1975-1990, and Lieutenant Governor, 1991-1999. Bullock’s caricature states: “Enjoy the weather now. This is what we have to look forward to!” #PoliticalCartoons #BobBullock #PoageLibrary #LibrariesOfInstagram #Archives #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Meet Kristina! She is working as a summer graduate assistant at Poage Library finalizing the John Dowdy papers and assisting with iEngage. Kristina is working on a Ph.D. in History at Baylor. We are excited to have her with us! #PoageLibrary #JohnDowdy #iEngage #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Meet Kendall! She is our new Dowdy Intern for the summer at Poage Library, and is working on the Jack Hightower papers and iEngage. Kendall is a senior University Scholar concentrating in International Studies, Economics, and Philosophy. She has also been a Congressional Intern in D.C. We are so excited to have Kendall with us this summer! #PoageLibrary #JackHightower #iEngage #BCPM at W. R. Poage Legislative Library

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We found a Tuesday political cartoon on the irony of Urban Renewal for you! This is located in John Dowdy’s papers and dates circa 1960s. #JohnDowdy #PoliticalCartoon #Archives #LibrariesOfInstagram #PoageLibrary #BCPM

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Time to #ArchivesRoadTrip on the campaign trail! This photo, circa 1960, shows John “Skip” Dowdy, Jr. in front of his dad’s campaign car. #ArchivesHashtagParty #JohnDowdy #DowdyForCongress #CampaignCars #PoageLibrary #BCPM #Archives #ArchivesOfInstagram #LibrariesOfInstagram

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Our Poage Library director, Debbie, and directors Jennifer (Armstrong Browning) and Beth (Central/Main) are excited to be attending the annual meeting of ALADN. Way to go, ladies! at Fort Worth, Texas

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Poage Library is pleased to announce our Collections Services Archivist Mary Goolsby has been certified by the Society of American Archivists as a Digital Archives Specialist. Congratulations, Mary! @mary_goolsby at W. R. Poage Legislative Library

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We got you Star Wars fans covered here at Poage, thanks to our Exhibit Curator Erik Swanson. #Maythe4thBeWithYou #futurearchivalmaterial #Swandog at W. R. Poage Legislative Library

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