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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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We have a special Presidents Day version of #WhoDatPresident! Swipe to see three wood mosaics. Can you guess all three of them? #PresidentsDay #PoageLibrary #MuseumMonday #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Although "Love is in the air" this week, the faculty and staff at Poage Library love our students every week! We could not run the library and process archival collections without their valuable work. #OurStudentAssistantsAreTheBest #Archives #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Director Debbie and archivist Mary assisted with the @leagueofwomenvoters Waco candidate forum. @poage_library sponsored the nibbles and drinks while Deb and Mare acted as moderators. #LWVW #CivicEngagement #WhoIsOnTheBallot #CountyJudge #DistrictAttorney #CountyCommissioner at John Knox Memorial Center

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We have a lot to celebrate at #PoageLibrary today! Not only is it #ValentinesDay, but it was also Mr. and Mrs. Poage’s wedding anniversary. Isn’t this Valentine from Frances Poage to her husband just the sweetest? AND today is #LibraryLovers Day, so of course we’re all about that! #Archives #BCPM #WRPoage at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Although "Love is in the air" this week, the faculty and staff at Poage Library love our students every week! We could not run the library and process archival collections without their valuable work. #OurStudentAssistantsAreTheBest #Archives #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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We are excited to announce that Chet Edwards, W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair of Public Service is back on campus this week to teach classes, visit with student groups, and meet one-on-one with students about their possible futures in public service. Chet will also be honored Saturday morning as a Baylor Alumni By Choice. We look forward to a fun and insightful week. #ChetWeek #ChetEdwards #PublicService #BaylorLibraries #Baylor at W. R. Poage Legislative Library

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#OnThisDay in 1845, the Baylor University charter was officially signed under the Republic of Texas. Today, Poage Library joins with Baylor in commemorating Founders Day. Here at Poage, we’re proud of our many Baylor grads who have served in congressional office and donated their papers, as well as grads who have worked hard to make this library a great place of learning. #OTD #SicEm #BaylorFoundersDay #Baylor #PoageLibrary at W. R. Poage Legislative Library

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Hannah, one of our student assistants, has spent much of her time this year working on our collection of the political papers of Texas and U.S. politician #JackHightower. Included in the Texas Government section of this collection are papers relating to the Constitutional Convention of 1974 which attempted to revise Texas’ 1876 constitution. Pictured here are copies of a Proposed Constitution of the State of Texas in both English and Spanish. #PoageLibrary #BCPM #Archives #TexasHistory at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Welcome to #NationalSpousesDay! Members of Congress are sometimes accompanied on committee trips by their spouses, who lend perspective, support, and diplomacy. #WRPoage #ChetEdwards #CongressionalPapers #Archives #PoageLibrary #BCPM Photo 1: Congressman and Frances Poage on an Agriculture Committee trip to Honduras. They are at the United Nations Park lookout on Mt. Picacho with a view of the town of Tegucigalpa. They visited with farmers, ranchers, school children and dignitaries on this trip. Photo 2: Lea Ann Edwards (on left) join spouses Kayi Lewis and Sandie Knollenberg on an Appropriations Committee trip to military bases. They are with soldiers from the US Army in Kosovo. at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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State Representatives put in long hours on the floor of the legislature but also in speeches and public appearances. Here, John Hopkins and the Texas Youth Commission compliment State Representative Jim Dunnam for his “excellent speech” at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility Open House in 2000. On #NationalComplimentDay, it is important to remember the work legislators do for the public good and commend them for it. So, send your state and national representatives some compliments on their hard work today! #PoageLibrary #LaudYourLegislator #ThankaRepresentative #BCPM #ComplimentDay at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Handwriting refers to a person’s unique style of writing characters created with a writing utensil such as a pen or pencil. Check out future Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock’s early handwriting practice! #NationalHandwritingDay #PracticeMakesPerfect #GodBlessTexas at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Our student Hannah has been dedicatedly working on the #WRPoage State Senate papers from the 1930s. For #WayBackWednesday, we wanted to share some #TexasCentennial materials found in this section. This correspondence and certificate from 1936 commemorates Poage’s work to establish the #TexasMemorialMuseum in Austin as part of the Centennial celebrations. #Archives #PoageLibrary #BCPM at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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At #PoageLibrary, our #ArchivesResolutions involve processing more #HouseJointResolutions (and other materials), like this one from the Texas State Legislature in the Chet Edwards State papers. (See what we did there?) #ArchivesHashtagParty #ArchivesFun #CongressionalPapers at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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Happy Birthday, Judge Sam B. Hall! Born January 11, 1924, Hall served as a congressman in the 1st Congressional District of Texas, 1976-1984, and as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas beginning in 1985. Our student, Cameron, has been busily working away at rehousing and labeling his collection for easier research access. #SamHall #PoageLibrary #Archives #BCPM #Texas #PoliticalPapers at Baylor Collections of Political Materials

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