Baylor University, the Texas Collection

BU Records: Historical Research Office, Inclusive: 1863-1974, undated, Bulk: 1944-1960, undated.



Records Summary

Creator Russell, Lily McIlroy, 1887 - 1958
Title BU Records: Historical Research Office
Dates: Inclusive: 1863-1974, undated, Bulk: 1944-1960, undated.
Abstract The Historical Research Office Records consist of manuscripts primarily generated and collected by Lily Russell for the book Baylor in Independence, plus other essays. This collection was also consulted by scholars not related to Baylor for their own literary productions. The records contain correspondence, financial papers, literary productions, and notes.
Repository Baylor University, The Texas Collection

Biography/Profile

The Historical Research Office Records were the research notes of longtime Baylor University staff member Lily Russell. One of her many positions within the university, and the one she was working in at the time of her death, was as university historian, the head of the Historical Research Office. The records generated by this office were used after Russell’s death to compile the book Baylor in Independence by Lois Murray. The collection contains a wide variety of correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed materials reflecting Russell’s research interests in Baylor and local history.

University historian Lily Russell was born on 1887 January 24 and graduated from Baylor in 1911. Her family ties to Baylor reach back at least one more generation, as her father attended Baylor University in Independence. After Lily taught English at Baylor for five years, she became an assistant to the Dean of Women in 1926. President Pat Neff appointed her as the Dean of Women in 1931, which she held for the next nine years. In 1940 Russell became the Director of Public Relations, a job she served in for the next eight years. As director, she chaired the important Baylor Centennial Committee. Her next assignment was as dean of the Student Union Building in their new Bill Daniel Student Center, a building she had helped plan. Her last official position at Baylor was as official university historian, starting in 1950. Lily Russell died on 1958 August 21, still planning to write her history of Baylor University. This dream was carried out by Baylor employees Lois Murray and Sue Moore, who organized her files and wrote Baylor in Independence. The large number of files pertaining specifically to Baylor are gathered together in this collection under the series “Baylor Research.”

The Historical Research Office was a department-level organization created especially for Lily Russell, who had been working on a book on Baylor for many years. Physically, the office was in Pat Neff Hall after Russell resigned her position as Dean of the Baylor Student Union and moved her office from the Bill Daniel Student Center. The office employed anywhere from 3-5 undergraduate students who performed basic office work for Russell. After Lily Russell died, it is unknown how long the Historical Research Office survived, but the files at least were still there when Lois Murray and Sue Moore were brought in to write Russell’s book on Baylor. Various papers from the research office are preserved in this collection within the series “Departmental Documents.”

One of the many associations to reconnect Baylor alumni with their alma mater was the Independence Homecoming Association. Founded in 1923, the association especially welcomed former students from Baylor at Independence back to Independence each year, but was open to any Baylor alumni. The pastors of Brenham’s historic First Baptist Church usually acted as the presidents of the group, organizing various speakers and other activities for the main homecoming event, originally held on the second Sunday of August, but later moved to the second Sunday of June. People came and went throughout the day, but the planned events began at 10 A.M., with a sermon at 11 A.M., and a lunch at 12 noon. As the former students of Baylor at Independence began to pass away, the organization worked to preserve what they could, turning over preservation plans of the Baylor Women’s Building pillars to the Baylor Historical Society in 1952 June. It is not known when the last Independence homecoming occurred, but the last reunion preserved in this collection was held in 1962. Both Lily Russell and Lois Smith Murray attended the Independence Homecomings. Their collected information on this association is now in the “Independence Homecoming Association” series of this collection. Russell also gathered a large amount of state and local history, and used it for context when writing on broader topics than Baylor history. This material is now in the “Other Research” series of this collection. Various essays, speeches, and entries were produced in consultation with this information, including an entry for Baylor University in the Handbook of Texas Online, plus numerous essays for Baylor publicity pamphlets and alumni publications. Some of these essays, together with notes for further planned Handbook of Texas entries, are preserved in this collection.


Scope and Content

The Historical Research Office Records were acquired in three gifts at unknown times. The initial gift was a transfer from uncatalogued holdings within The Texas Collection. The records begin in 1863 with a note on Stephen D. Rowe and a document on the Carrington Family, and goes until 1974 with a crayon rubbing of the Baylor University Old Main cornerstone. The bulk of the collection is between 1944 and 1960, the height of Lily Russell’s activity in gathering the records. Documents include a large amount of correspondence and literary productions. The correspondence, though not a series as such throughout the collection, is the largest type of document found in the records. The largest series is the Baylor Research series.


Arrangement

The Historical Research Records were organized with folder labels, but these labels did not reflect the contents of the folders. No previous finding aid or inventory was available.
Currently the records are arranged in four series: I. Baylor Research, II. Other Research, III. Departmental Documents, and IV. Independence Homecoming Association.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to The Texas Collection in writing. Please use the Request Form for Copying Materials sheet. Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator (s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Physical Description

General condition: Good.


Related Resources

Related references

Murray, Lois Smith. Baylor at Independence. Waco: Baylor University Press, 1972.
Russell, Lillie M. and Lois Smith Murray. “Baylor University.” Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbb05.
“Russell, Lily.” Vertical File. The Texas Collection, Baylor University.
Stookey, Stephen M. “White, William Richardson.” Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwh55.
“William R. White: Baylor President, 1948-1961.” http://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=47610.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

B.U. Records: Historical Research Office Records, Accession #BU/0103, Box #, Folder #, The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

Acquisition Information

Accession No. BU/103. Acquired 1974-08-00

Processing Information

Released on 2013-06-17.

Archivist's Notes: The series in this collection were chosen to reflect the research nature of the materials. “Baylor Research” indicates materials connected with Baylor University, such as students and faculty. “Other Research” contains records not connected specifically with Baylor, even though many of these were consulted for context in the book Baylor in Independence. The “Departmental Documents” series contains materials relating to running the Historical Research Office, such as financial receipts and internal documents. “Independence Homecoming Association,” by far the smallest series in the collection, contains materials relating to the association.

This collection contains a significant amount of information on Baylor’s activities at Independence. Much of the correspondence in the Baylor Research series is about students who attended Baylor at Independence. There is also a number of folders in the Other Research series about the town of Independence. Much of these resources have a direct link to information in the book Baylor in Independence.

A large part of the General: Correspondence within the Baylor Research series is correspondence on the granite pillars next to the statue of Judge Baylor on Baylor at Waco campus. These markers contain information on Baylor founders William Tryon and James Huckins. Apparently Lily Russell helped coordinate what should be on these monuments.

The large number of folders within the Departmental Documents Series that refer to an inauguration relate to President William Richardson White. Evidently Lily Russell was put in charge of inviting people to the inauguration ceremony, and compiling the list of people to expect for the event.

It is not known when the Historical Research Office was disbanded. After Lily Russell’s death, Armstrong Browning Library archivist Sue Moore was transferred to the office for a while to organize and catalogue Russell’s office files. At some point Lois Smith Murray also became involved, and agreed to write the book Baylor in Independence if Sue Moore would put the files in usable order. The book was published in 1972.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Baylor Research 1863-1974, undated
36 document boxes and 1 oversized box

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Good.
Biography/Profile
Series includes primarily correspondence, with essays, a few photographs, and other printed materials
enclosed in various letters. This series is the Baylor University research compiled by Lily Russell, Lois Murray, and Sue Moore. Lois Murray eventually wrote the book Baylor in Independence using this research. The series is in average to excellent condition.
Index Terms
Photographic print
box folder
1 1 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1936-1941
2 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1944
3 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1945 February-May
4 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1947
5 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1948 January-August
6 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1948 October-1950
7 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1951-1954
8 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1955
9 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1957
10 Baylor: General: Correspondence 1958-1961
11 Baylor: General: Correspondence undated
12 Baylor: Students: Independence: General: (1 of 3) undated
13 Baylor: Students: Independence: General: (2 of 3) undated
14 Baylor: Students: Independence: General: (3 of 3) undated
15 Baylor: Students: Independence: Correspondence 1957-1966
16 Baylor: Students: Independence: Notes: (1 of 4) undated
17 Baylor: Students: Independence: Notes: (2 of 4) undated
18 Baylor: Students: Independence: Notes: (3 of 4) undated
19 Baylor: Students: Independence: Notes: (4 of 4) undated
20 Baylor: Students: Independence: John A. and Richard J. Alexander: Correspondence 1957 March-April
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2 1 Baylor: Students: Independence: John A. and Richard J. Alexander 1957 June, undated
2 Baylor: Students: Independence: Thomas B. Anderson: Correspondence 1945
3 Baylor: Students: Independence: Thomas B. Anderson: Essays undated
4 Baylor: Students: Independence: D.U. Barziza: Correspondence 1956 October-1957 February
5 Baylor: Students: Independence: D.U. Barziza: Correspondence 1957 March-November
6 Baylor: Students: Independence: D.U. Barziza: Printed Materials: (1 of 2) undated
7 Baylor: Students: Independence: D.U. Barziza: Printed Materials: (2 of 2) undated
9 Baylor: Students: Independence: Thomas Jefferson Brown: Printed Materials undated
10 Baylor: Students: Independence: Fannie Breedlove Davis: Printed Materials undated
11 Baylor: Students: Independence: Kenneth Foree: Correspondence 1931 November-1957 April
12 Baylor: Students: Independence: Kenneth Foree: Printed Materials 1957 May-September
13 Baylor: Students: Independence: Oscar J. Fox: Correspondence undated
14 Baylor: Students: Independence: John Thomas Hairston: Correspondence 1891, undated
15 Baylor: Students: Independence: Fannie Rogers Harris: General 1928-1956
16 Baylor: Students: Independence: Fannie Rogers Harris: Essays undated
17 Baylor: Students: Independence: William W. Harris: General 1957, undated
18 Baylor: Students: Independence: William W. Harris: Notes undated
19 Baylor: Students: Independence: Buna Vista Wright Hitchcock: Correspondence 1958
20 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Correspondence 1941-1944 April
21 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Correspondence 1944 July-1954 February
22 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Correspondence 1945 March-June
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3 1 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Correspondence 1955 January-March 5
2 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Correspondence 1955 April 21-30
3 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Correspondence 1955 May-1962
5 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Essays undated
6 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Notes: (1 of 2) undated
7 Baylor: Students: Independence: Mary Gentry Kavanaugh: Notes: (2 of 2) undated
8 Baylor: Students: Independence: Francis M. Newman: Essay 1928-19219, undated
9 Baylor: Students: Independence: Sandy Root: Correspondence 1956 April-July
10 Baylor: Students: Independence: Sandy Root: Correspondence 1956 August-1958
11 Baylor: Students: Independence: Sandy Root: Essays undated
12 Baylor: Students: Independence: Sandy Root: Photographs undated
13 Baylor: Students: Independence: Charles Edward Davis: Printed Materials undated
14 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1943 January-December 8
15 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1943 December 14-22
16 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1944 January-February
17 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1944 March-April
18 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1944 May-June
19 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1944 August-October
20 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1944 November
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4 1 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1944 December
2 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1945 January-April
3 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1945 May-June 8
4 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1945 June 13-27
5 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1945 July
6 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1945 August-December
7 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1946-1952
8 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1953 July
9 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1953 August- October 8
10 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1953 October 12-29
11 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1953 November 1-11
12 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1953 November 12-20
13 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1953 December
14 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 January-February
15 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 March
16 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 April 9-14
17 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 April 15-29
18 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 May 1-13
19 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 May 16-25
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5 1 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 June
2 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 November- August 12
3 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence 1954 August 16-1957
4 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence undated
5 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence: Masonic 1944-1953 November 14
6 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence: Masonic 1953 November 16-1955
7 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence: Civil War 1944-1945
8 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Correspondence: Civil War 1946-1954, undated
9 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Essays: (1 of 3) undated
10 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Essays: (2 of 3) undated
11 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Essays: (3 of 3) undated
12 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Clippings 1944-1945, undated
13 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Notes: (1 of 3) undated
14 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Notes: (2 of 3) undated
15 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Notes: (3 of 3) undated
16 Baylor: Students: Independence: Stephen D. Rowe: Notes: Civil War 1863-1954
17 Baylor: Students: Waco: General undated
18 Baylor: Students: Waco: Correspondence 1942-1956
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6 1 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Correspondence 1900-1953
2 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Correspondence 1955-1958
3 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Clippings 1956-1958, undated
4 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Essays undated
5 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Essays: Valedictory 1874
6 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Notes: (1 of 6) 1956, undated
7 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Notes: (2 of 6) undated
8 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Notes: (3 of 6) undated
9 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Notes: (4 of 6) undated
10 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Notes: (5 of 6) undated
11 Baylor: Students: Waco: Louise Brown Baker: Notes: (6 of 6) undated
12 Baylor: Students: Waco: Darwin Seely 1961
13 Baylor: Students: Waco: R.A. Duncan: Correspondence 1957 March-July
14 Baylor: Students: Waco: R.A. Duncan: Essay undated
15 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: Reddin Andrews: Correspondence 1941-1944
16 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: Reddin Andrews: Correspondence 1945 January-February
17 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: Reddin Andrews: Correspondence 1945 April-December
18 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: Reddin Andrews: Correspondence 1952-1957
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7 1 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: Reddin Andrews: Printed Materials 1945-1966, undated
2 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1940-1943
3 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1944
4 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1945
5 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1956 February-July
6 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1956 October-1959
7 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1967 August
8 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: George W. Baines: Correspondence 1967 September, undated
9 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1869
10 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1935-1940
11 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1941 January-May
12 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1941 June-August
13 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1941 September-December
14 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1942 January-March
15 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1942 July-1943 April
16 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1943 May-December
17 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1944-1945
18 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1946 January
19 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1946 February-May
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8 1 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1946 June-August
2 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1947-1948
3 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1949
4 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1950
5 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1952-1955
6 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1956 June- October 12
7 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1956 October 16- November 20
8 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1956 November 23-December
9 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 January-February
10 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 March-April
11 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 May 6-8
12 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 May 9
13 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 May 14- June 2
14 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 June
15 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 July
16 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 August
17 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 September 2-19
18 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 September 23-27
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9 1 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 October
2 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 November
3 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1957 November 15-1958 January
4 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1958 February-March
5 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1958 April-August
6 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence 1964-1965
7 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence: (1 of 4) undated
8 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence: (2 of 4) undated
9 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence: (3 of 4) undated
10 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: R.E.B. Baylor: Correspondence: (4 of 4) undated
11 Baylor: Faculty: Independent: R.E.B. Baylor: Notes undated
12 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: John Freeman Hillyer: Correspondence 1954-1955 March 17
13 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: John Freeman Hillyer: Correspondence 1955 March 18-29
14 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: John Freeman Hillyer: Correspondence 1955 April
15 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: John Freeman Hillyer: Correspondence 1955 May- June 14
16 Baylor: Faculty: Independence: John Freeman Hillyer: Correspondence 1955 June 23-1957 November, undated
17 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Burleson Family: Correspondence 1940
18 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Burleson Family: Correspondence 1941 January-September
19 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Burleson Family: Correspondence 1941 October-1954
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10 1 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Burleson Family: Correspondence 1957-1967
2 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Jesse Ghent Nash: Correspondence 1956-1957, undated
3 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Pat M. Neff: Correspondence 1932-1943
4 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Pat M. Neff: Correspondence 1944-1945 July
5 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Pat M. Neff: Correspondence 1945 August- December
6 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: Pat M. Neff: Correspondence 1946-1965, undated
7 Baylor: Waco: Faculty: George Ragland: General 1957, undated
8 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1936-1944
9 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1945-1951
10 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1952-1955
11 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1956 May-June
12 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1956 July-September
13 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1956 October-November
14 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1956 December
15 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1957 January-May
16 Baylor: Founders: Independence: James Huckins: Correspondence 1957 June-1961
17 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Jesse Mercer: Correspondence 1955 January-May
18 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Jesse Mercer: Correspondence 1955 June-December
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11 1 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Jesse Mercer: Correspondence 1956 April-October
2 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Jesse Mercer: Correspondence 1956 November-1957 April
3 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Jesse Mercer: Correspondence 1957 July-August
4 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1936-1941 August 19
5 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence August 21-1941 September
6 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1941 October 2-15
7 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1941 October 22-31
8 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1941 November-1942 January
9 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1942 February
10 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1942 April-1944 February
11 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1944 March-May
12 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1944 June-July 8
13 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1944 July 21- September 23
14 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1944 September 29 — 1945 March
15 Baylor: Founders: Independence: William M. Tryon: Correspondence 1945 May -1952, undated
16 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1941-1944 January 7
17 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1944 January 11-February
18 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1944 March-June
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12 1 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1945 July - August 9
2 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1945 August 10-1946
3 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1953 - 1956 July
4 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1956 October-1957 June 14
5 Baylor: Founders: Independence: Charter Signers: Correspondence 1957 June 21 -1959, undated
6 Baylor: Seals: Correspondence 1956
7 Baylor: Essays: “A Historical Sketch” Undated
8 Baylor: Essays: “A Light that Need Never Go Out” Undated
9 Baylor: Essays: “Baptist Missionary Seeds” Undated
10 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor and Waco”: (1 of 2) undated
11 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor and Waco”: (2 of 2) undated
12 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor’s Contribution to World War II” undated
13 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor Founders Day” 1945
14 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor in Retrospect” 1959
15 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University”: (1 of 4) Undated
16 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University”: (2 of 4) undated
17 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University”: (3 of 4) undated
18 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University”: (4 of 4) undated
19 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University at the Zero Hour” undated
20 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University Graduates a Woman”: (1 of 4) undated
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13 1 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University Graduates a Woman”: (2 of 4) undated
2 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University Graduates a Woman”: (3 of 4) undated
3 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University Graduates a Woman”: (4 of 4) undated
4 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University Must Have More Endowment” undated
5 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University”: Quarterly Review 1946-1947, undated
6 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University’s Value to the Denomination” 1946
7 Baylor: Research Essays: “Brief History of Baylor University” undated
8 Baylor: Essays: “Baylor University in 1854” undated
9 Baylor: Essays: Centennial Articles: (1 of 2) undated
10 Baylor: Essays: Centennial Articles: (2 of 2) undated
11 Baylor: Essays: “College Building of Female Department”: (1 of 4) undated
12 Baylor: Essays: “College Buildings of Female Department”: (2 of 4) undated
13 Baylor: Essays: “College Buildings of Female Department”: (3 of 4) undated
14 Baylor: Essays: “College Buildings of Female Department”: (4 of 4) undated
15 Baylor: Essays: “Facts about Baylor” undated
16 Baylor: Essays: “Female Education” undated
17 Baylor: Essays: “History of Baylor University”: (1 of 3) undated
18 Baylor: Essays: “History of Baylor University”: (2 of 3) undated
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14 1 Baylor: Essays: “History of Baylor University”: (3 of 3) undated
2 Baylor: Essays: “Incidents in Baylor’s History” undated
3 Baylor: Essays: “Mattie Sims Brooks: An Appreciation” undated
4 Baylor: Essays: “Our Student Body” 1941
5 Baylor: Essays: “Pre-Foundation Events” undated
6 Baylor: Essays: “Some Thoughts on Baylor Education” undated
7 Baylor: Essays: “Those First Waco-Buildings” undated
8 Baylor: Essays: “Typical of Christian Home” undated
9 Baylor: Essays: Untitled undated
10 Baylor: Essays: [Old Baylor Park]: (1 of 2) undated
11 Baylor: Essays: [Old Baylor Park]: (2 of 2) undated
12 Baylor: Speeches: Radio Transcript 1944
13 Baylor: Speeches: Sermon 1956
14 Baylor: Speeches: Printed Materials 1902-1942
15 Baylor: Speeches: Printed Materials 1943-1949, undated
16 Baylor: Printed Materials: “’Brazos Bill’ Presents the City of Waco” 1955
17 Baylor: Speeches: Printed Materials: “Facts About Your College Days at Baylor” 1959-1960
18 Baylor: Speeches: Printed Materials: “Pictorial Baylor” 1908
19 Baylor: Clippings 1907-1963
20 Baylor: Notes 1865-1960
21 Baylor: Notes: “A Century of Service”: (1 of 3) undated
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15 1 Baylor: Notes: “A Century of Service”: (2 of 3) undated
2 Baylor: Notes: “A Century of Service”: (3 of 3) undated
3 Baylor: Notes: “Baylor Opens May 18, 1846”: (1 of 3) undated
4 Baylor: Notes: “Baylor Opens May 18, 1846”: (2 of 3) undated
5 Baylor: Notes: “Baylor Opens May 18, 1846”: (3 of 3) undated
6 Baylor: Notes: “Baylor University in 1854”: (1 of 3) undated
7 Baylor: Notes: “Baylor University in 1854”: (2 of 3) undated
8 Baylor: Notes: “Baylor University in 1854”: (3 of 3) undated
9 Baylor: Notes: Female Department: (1 of 3) undated
10 Baylor: Notes: Female Department: (2 of 3) undated
11 Baylor: Notes: Female Department: (3 of 3) undated
12 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (1 of 12) undated
13 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (2 of 12) undated
14 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (3 of 12) undated
15 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (4 of 12) undated
16 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (5 of 12) undated
17 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (6 of 12) undated
18 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (7 of 12) undated
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16 1 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (8 of 12) undated
2 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (9 of 12) undated
3 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (10 of 12) undated
4 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (11 of 12) undated
5 Baylor: Notes: Outlines: (12 of 12) undated
6 Baylor: Book: (1 of 5) undated
7 Baylor: Book: (2 of 5) undated
8 Baylor: Book: (3 of 5) undated
9 Baylor: Book: (4 of 5) undated
10 Baylor: Book: (5 of 5) undated
11 Baylor: Pictorial History: (1 of 9) undated
12 Baylor: Pictorial History: (2 of 9) undated
13 Baylor: Pictorial History: (3 of 9) undated
14 Baylor: Pictorial History: (4 of 9) undated
15 Baylor: Pictorial History: (5 of 9) undated
16 Baylor: Pictorial History: (6 of 9) undated
17 Baylor: Pictorial History: (7 of 9) undated
18 Baylor: Pictorial History: (8 of 9) undated
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17 1 Baylor: Pictorial History: (9 of 9) undated
2 Baylor: Notes: (1 of 11) undated
3 Baylor: Notes: (2 of 11) undated
4 Baylor: Notes: (3 of 11) undated
5 Baylor: Notes: (4 of 11) undated
6 Baylor: Notes: (5 of 11) undated
7 Baylor: Notes: (6 of 11) undated
8 Baylor: Notes: (7 of 11) undated
9 Baylor: Notes: (8 of 11) undated
10 Baylor: Notes: (9 of 11) undated
11 Baylor: Notes: (10 of 11) undated
12 Baylor: Notes: (11 of 11) undated
13 Baylor: Clippings 1945-1962
14 Baylor: Clippings 1963-1964, undated
15 Baylor: Clippings undated
16 Baylor: Clippings: Uncopied 1940-1960
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35 n/a Baylor: Research Cards: General: A-L undated
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36 n/a Baylor: Research Cards: General: M-Z undated
n/a Baylor: Research Cards: Religious undated
n/a Baylor: Research Cards: Book names undated
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[1024] OVZ 5 Baylor: Crayon Rubbing: Old Main Cornerstone 1974



Other Research 1863-1966, undated
18 document boxes1 oversized box

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Good.
Biography/Profile
Series includes correspondence, notes, essays, and other printed materials that Lily Russell and others consulted for answers to historical inquiries. The lengthy Colleges subseries is Russell’s letters to other colleges about records they might have on historical Baylor faculty. Another noteworthy subseries is about the town of Independence, where Baylor University was founded. The series is in average to excellent condition.
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17 17 Other: Historical Dress: General 1933-1940, undated
18 Other: Texas: General 1961, undated
19 Other: Texas: Education: General 1954, undated
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18 1 Other: Texas: Education: Essays Undated
2 Other: Texas: Clippings 1949-1955, undated
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[1024] OVZ 4 Other: Texas: Newspapers: General 1939-1940
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18 3 Other: Texas: Centennial: General Undated
4 Other: Texas: Associations: Daughters of the Republic of Texas: General 1936
5 Other: Texas: Associations: M.E.B. Friendship Club: Correspondence 1955-1956, undated
6 Other: Texas: Associations: M.E.B. Friendship Club: Printed Materials 1954, undated
7 Other: Texas: Associations: M.E.B. Friendship Club: Notes undated
8 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas Heritage Foundation: General 1955-1957, undated
9 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas Independence: General 1955, undated
10 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas Independence: Correspondence 1956-1957
11 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: General 1962, undated
12 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Correspondence 1941-1945
13 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Correspondence 1946-1947 July
14 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Correspondence 1947 August -1955 February
15 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Correspondence 1955 March-1958
16 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Correspondence undated
17 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Programs 1945-1956
18 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Historical Association: Programs 1957-1962
19 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Library: General 1962, undated
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19 1 Other: Texas: Associations: Texas State Library: Programs 1955-1956
2 Other: Gatesville: Essays 1944
3 Other: Gatesville: Clippings 1943-1944, undated
4 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1948-1954
5 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1955 January-April
6 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1955 May-June
7 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1955 July-August
8 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1955 September-1956 August
9 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1956 October-1957 August
10 Other: Independence: Correspondence 1959-1961, undated
11 Other: Independence: Cemetery Burial Listing 1960, undated
12 Other: Independence: Essays 1937-1949
13 Other: Independence: Essays: (1 of 2) undated
14 Other: Independence: Essays: (2 of 2) undated
15 Other: Independence: Clippings 1947-1958, undated
16 Other: Independence: Notes undated
17 Other: Independence: Photographs 1955, undated
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[1024] OVZ 1 Other: Independence: Map: Old Baylor Park undated
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19 18 Other: Waco: General: Correspondence 1941-1956, undated
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20 1 Other: Waco: General: Photographs 1948
2 Other: Waco: General: Clippings 1948-1956
3 Other: Waco: General: Clippings 1961-1963, undated
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[1024] OVZ 3 Other: Waco: Newspapers: Waco Tribune Herald 1949-1959
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20 4 Other: Waco: General: Notes 1946-1963
5 Other: Waco: General: Notes undated
6 Other: Waco: Publicity Materials 1956, undated
7 Other: Waco: Tornado: Clippings 1953-1961
8 Other: Waco: Historic Houses: Kinnard House: General undated
9 Other: Waco: Historic Houses: Fort House: General 1960-1965, undated
10 Other: Waco: Historic Houses: Fort House: Membership Lists 1960
11 Other: Waco: Historic Houses: Fort House: Membership Lists 1961
12 Other: Waco: Historic Houses: Fort House: Clippings 1960-1963
13 Other: Waco: Clubs: General 1944-1946
14 Other: Waco: Clubs: Clippings 1946-1955
15 Other: Waco: Churches: General 1957, undated
16 Other: Waco: Churches: Correspondence 1941 April 11-16
17 Other: Waco: Churches: Correspondence 1941 April 17-18
18 Other: Waco: Churches: Correspondence 1941 April 19-28
19 Other: Waco: Churches: Correspondence 1941 April 29, undated
20 Other: Waco: Churches: Lists of Pastors 1941
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21 1 Other: Waco: Churches: Lists of Pastors 1942-1949
2 Other: Waco: Churches: Lists of Pastors undated
3 Other: Waco: Churches: Notes 1945-1955, undated
4 Other: Churches: First Baptist Brenham 1950-1959
5 Other: Churches: First Baptist Galveston: Correspondence 1955 February-July
6 Other: Churches: First Baptist Galveston: Correspondence 1955 August-1956
7 Other: Churches: First Baptist Galveston: Correspondence 1957, undated
8 Other: Churches: First Baptist Galveston: Printed Materials 1876-1940
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[1024] 2 Other: Churches: First Baptist Galveston: Membership Roll undated
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21 9 Other: Churches: Independence Baptist Church: General 1921-1966
10 Other: Churches: Independence Baptist Church: Correspondence: Bell 1956-1957 May
11 Other: Churches: Independence Baptist Church: Correspondence: Bell 1957 June-October
12 Other: Churches: Independence Baptist Church: Photographs 1939, undated
13 Other: Churches: First Baptist Waco: Programs 1936-1956
14 Other: Churches: First Baptist Waco: Printed Materials 1947-1955, undated
15 Other: Churches: First Baptist Waco: Clippings 1951-1961, undated
16 Other: Churches: First Baptist Waco: Notes 1951, undated
17 Other: Churches: Associations: Waco Baptist Association: General 1931-1934
18 Other: Churches: Associations: Gulf Coast Baptist 1954
19 Other: Churches: Associations: Trinity River Association: Essay undated
20 Other: Churches: Associations: Union Baptist Association: Essay undated
21 Other: Christian Education: Printed Materials 1928-1944
22 Other: Christian Education: Printed Materials undated
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22 1 Other: Christian Education: Clippings 1934-1954, undated
2 Other: Christian Education: Notes: (1 of 2) undated
3 Other: Christian Education: Notes: (2 of 2) undated
4 Other: People: General: (1 of 2) undated
5 Other: People: General: (2 of 2) undated
6 Other: People: Carrington Family: General 1863-1947, undated
7 Other: People: Richard Ellis: Correspondence 1945
8 Other: People: Richard Ellis: Essays undated
9 Other: People: Jacob de Cordova: Correspondence 1956 December-1957, undated
10 Other: People: Jacob de Cordova: Correspondence 1956 October-November
11 Other: People: Jacob de Cordova: Essays: (1 of 2) undated
12 Other: People: Jacob de Cordova: Essays: (2 of 2) undated
13 Other: People: Jacob de Cordova: Notes 1956-1957, undated
14 Other: People: John Van Epps Covey: General undated
15 Other: People: Charles Gillette: Correspondence 1945
16 Other: People: Charles Gillette: Correspondence 1946
17 Other: People: Charles Gillette: Essays: (1 of 2) undated
18 Other: People: Charles Gillette: Essays: (2 of 2) undated
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23 1 Other: People: Charles Gillette: Notes undated
2 Other: People: Sam Houston: Correspondence 1941-1946
3 Other: People: Sam Houston: Correspondence 1948-1951
4 Other: People: Sam Houston: Correspondence 1952-1955 May
5 Other: People: Sam Houston: Correspondence 1955 June-September
6 Other: People: Sam Houston: Correspondence 1956-1965, undated
7 Other: People: Sam Houston: Printed Materials undated
8 Other: People: Sam Houston: Clippings 1941-1948, undated
9 Other: People: Sam Houston: Essays: (1 of 3) undated
10 Other: People: Sam Houston: Essays: (2 of 3) undated
11 Other: People: Sam Houston: Essays: (3 of 3) undated
12 Other: People: Sam Houston: Photographs: (1 of 2) undated
13 Other: People: Sam Houston: Photographs: ( 2 of 2) undated
14 Other: People: Sam Houston: Phono Disks undated
15 Other: People: Sam Houston: Negatives undated
16 Other: People: Sam Houston: Notes: (1 of 2) undated
17 Other: People: Sam Houston: Notes: (2 of 2) undated
18 Other: People: Dr. Henry Lin: General 1947, undated
19 Other: People: Dr. Henry Lin: Correspondence 1947-1948, undated
20 Other: People: Dr. Henry Lin: Speeches 1947
21 Other: People: John B. Link: General undated
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24 1 Other: People: John O. Meusebach: General undated
2 Other: People: John O. Meusebach: Transcript: (1 of 2) 1946
3 Other: People: John O. Meusebach: Transcript: (2 of 2) 1946
4 Other: People: Thomas J. Pilgrim undated
5 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 February-March
6 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 April 3-24
7 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 April 25- May 4
8 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 May 7-14
9 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 May 15-28
10 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 July
11 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1956 October-1957 May
12 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Correspondence 1957 June-1958
13 Other: People: Woodlief Thomas: Essays undated
14 Other: People: Chester Swor: General 1944-1959
15 Other: Colleges: General: Correspondence 1948-1962
16 Other: Colleges: Essays undated
17 Other: Colleges: General: Clippings 1944, undated
18 Other: Colleges: Printed Materials 1937-1938, undated
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25 1 Other: Colleges: Printed Materials undated
2 Other: Colleges: Notes: List of Colleges: Religious undated
3 Other: Colleges: Notes: List of Colleges: (1 of 3) undated
4 Other: Colleges: Notes: List of Colleges: (2 of 3) undated
5 Other: Colleges: Notes: List of Colleges: (3 of 3) undated
6 Other: Colleges: Notes: (1 of 5) undated
7 Other: Colleges: Notes: (2 of 5) undated
8 Other: Colleges: Notes: (3 of 5) undated
9 Other: Colleges: Notes: (4 of 5) undated
10 Other: Colleges: Notes: (5 of 5) undated
11 Other: Colleges: Austin College: Correspondence 1953-1955
12 Other: Colleges: Austin College: Correspondence 1956, undated
13 Other: Colleges: Mary Hardin Baylor: General 1952-1957, undated
14 Other: Colleges: Mary Hardin Baylor: Clippings 1937-1957, undated
15 Other: Colleges: Mary Baldwin College: Essays undated
16 Other: Colleges: Colgate University: General 1949-1956
17 Other: Colleges: Concrete College: Correspondence 1955-1956
18 Other: Colleges: Concrete College: Essays 1950, undated
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26 1 Other: Colleges: Concrete College: Notes undated
2 Other: Colleges: Decatur Baptist: General undated
3 Other: Colleges: East Texas Baptist: General 1943, undated
4 Other: Colleges: Golden Gate Seminary: Program undated
5 Other: Colleges: Hardin-Simmons: General 1956, undated
6 Other: Colleges: Mercer University: Program 1933
7 Other: Colleges: San Marcos Baptist Academy: General 1947, undated
8 Other: Colleges: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: General 1944-1947, undated
9 Other: Colleges: Southwestern Baptist Seminary: General 1953-1957, undated
10 Other: Colleges: University of Corpus Christi: Clippings 1952, undated
11 Other: Colleges: University of Texas 1945-1955, undated
12 Other: Colleges: Wake Forest: General undated



Departmental Documents 1880-1968, undated
12 document boxes

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Good.
Biography/Profile
Series includes correspondence, bills, budget papers, and other internal documents for the Historical Research Office. A large subseries is research requests to Lily Russell asking about various Baylor-related things. The series is in average to excellent condition.
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26 13 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1931-1940
14 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1941-1943
15 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1944-1945 June
16 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1945 July-December
17 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1946-1947 February
18 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1947 April-1948 July
19 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1948 September-October
20 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1948 November-1949 February
21 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1949 March-1950 April
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27 1 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1950-1952
2 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1953-1955 May
3 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1955 June-December
4 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1956
5 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1957 January-July
6 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1957 August-1958
7 Departmental: General: Correspondence 1960-1969
8 Departmental: General: Correspondence undated
9 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1940-1941 April
10 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1941 May-1942 June
11 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1942 July-December
12 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1943
13 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1944 January-April
14 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1944 May-August
15 Departmental: Baylor Century: Correspondence 1944 September-1945, undated
16 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1943 June-October
17 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1943 November-1944 January
18 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1944 March-April
19 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1944-1945 October
20 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1946-1947 June
21 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1949-1950 February 9
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28 1 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Correspondence 1950 February 10-1976, undated
2 Departmental: Royston C. Crane: Correspondence 1936-1944 September
3 Departmental: Royston C. Crane: Correspondence 1944 October-1945 March
4 Departmental: Royston C. Crane: Correspondence 1945 May-1952 June 23
5 Departmental: Royston C. Crane: Correspondence 1952 June 24-1956
6 Departmental: Budget: Correspondence 1954-1955 March
7 Departmental: Budget: Correspondence 1955 April-1956 January
8 Departmental: Budget: Correspondence 1956 September-1958, undated
9 Departmental: Hugh L. Grove: Correspondence 1951-1952 May
10 Departmental: Hugh L. Grove: Correspondence 1952 June-1958
11 Departmental: Inauguration: Not Attending: Correspondence 1948 March 25-30
12 Departmental: Inauguration: Not Attending: Correspondence 1948 March 31- April 2
13 Departmental: Inauguration: Not Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 3-6
14 Departmental: Inauguration: Not Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 6-13, undated
15 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 March 25-27
16 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 March 29-30
17 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 March 31- April 1
18 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 2
19 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 3
20 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 4
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29 1 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 5
2 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence 1948 April 6-13, undated
3 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence: (1 of 6) undated
4 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence: (2 of 6) undated
5 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence: (3 of 6) undated
6 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence: (4 of 6) undated
7 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence: (5 of 6) undated
8 Departmental: Inauguration: Attending: Correspondence: (6 of 6) undated
9 Departmental: William M. Jones: Correspondence 1955-1959, undated
10 Departmental: Cloyd H. McClung: Correspondence 1953-1957
11 Departmental: W.H. Moursund: Correspondence 1943-1944 September 16
12 Departmental: W.H. Moursund: Correspondence 1944 September 23-1945 May
13 Departmental: W.H. Moursund: Correspondence 1945 July-1946
14 Departmental: W.H. Moursund: Correspondence 1947-1948
15 Departmental: Robert Rucker: Correspondence 1943 July-September
16 Departmental: Robert Rucker: Correspondence 1943 November-1948
17 Departmental: Lily Russell: Correspondence 1951-1957, undated
18 Departmental: Lily Russell: Notes undated
19 Departmental: State Archives: Correspondence 1956 November 7-13
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30 1 Departmental: State Archives: Correspondence 1955-1956 November 6
2 Departmental: State Archives: Correspondence 1956 November 15-1958, undated
3 Departmental: Student Workers: Correspondence 1955 July-1956 September
4 Departmental: Student Workers: Correspondence 1956 December-1959
5 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1945-1947 March
6 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1947 April-1948 September
7 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1948 November-1955 March
8 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1955 April
9 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1955 May
10 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1955 June-December
11 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1956 January-May
12 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1956 June-September
13 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1956 October 3-10
14 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1956 October 11-November
15 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1956 December-1957 July
16 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1957 August-1959 May
17 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1959 June 4-16
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31 1 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1959 June-1960 May
2 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1960 July
3 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence 1960 August-November
4 Departmental: Research Requests: Correspondence undated
5 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1954-1959 January
6 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1959 February-April
7 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence May-1959 September 2
8 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1959 September 23-29
9 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1959 October- November 6
10 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1959 November 9-24
11 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1959 December 1-20
12 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1960 January- February 9
13 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1960 February 12- March 14
14 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1960 March 16-30
15 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence 1960 April
16 Departmental: Sue Moore: Correspondence undated
17 Departmental: Sue Moore: Independence Trip: Correspondence 1880-1959
18 Departmental: Sue Moore: Independence Trip: Literary undated
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32 1 Departmental: Sue Moore: Independence Trip: Historical Markers: Literary undated
2 Departmental: Essay: “The Contribution of Baylor at Independence”: (1 of 2) 1952
3 Departmental: Essay: “The Contribution of Baylor at Independence”: (2 of 2) 1952
4 Departmental: Financial: Budget 1955-1957
5 Departmental: Financial: Budget 1958-1961
6 Departmental: Financial: Budget 1964-1965
7 Departmental: Financial: Budget 1966-1968
8 Departmental: Financial: Budget: Notes undated
9 Departmental: Bills, Receipts: Financial 1948-1956
10 Departmental: Bills, Receipts: Financial 1959-1968, undated
11 Departmental: Financial: Reports 1954
12 Departmental: Financial: Reports 1956
13 Departmental: Literary Productions: General 1929-1962, undated
14 Departmental: Literary Productions: General Undated
15 Departmental: President White’s Report: Literary Productions: (1 of 3) 1948
16 Departmental: President White’s Report: Literary Productions: (2 of 3) 1948
17 Departmental: President White’s Report: Literary Productions: (3 of 3) 1948
18 Departmental: Financial: General: Baylor Dress Display 1950
19 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Literary: General 1950-1960, undated
20 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Literary: Programs undated
21 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Literary: Notes undated
22 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Photographic: Photographs: General undated
23 Departmental: Baylor Dress Display: Photographic: Photographs: Baylor Presidents’ Wives Dresses undated



Independence Homecoming Association 1927-1963, undated
2 document boxes

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Good.
Biography/Profile
Homecoming Association. The group came back to Independence every year to eat a meal under the trees at the Independence Baptist Church, hear a keynote speech, enjoy some music, and explore
Independence again. Many of the people who participated in this graduated from Baylor while it was still in Independence. Judge Royston Crane, son of William Carey Crane, was a major figure in this organization. The series is in average to excellent condition.
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33 1 Independence: Reunion: 1927: Essays 1927, undated
2 Independence: Reunion: 1933: Programs 1933
3 Independence: Reunion: 1935: General 1935, undated
4 Independence: Reunion: 1936: General 1936-1939, undated
5 Independence: Reunion: 1939: General 1939, undated
6 Independence: Reunion: 1948: General 1948, undated
7 Independence: Reunion: 1948: Photographs 1948
8 Independence: Reunion: 1949: General 1949
9 Independence: Reunion: 1950: General 1931-1950, undated
10 Independence: Reunion: 1951: General 1951, undated
11 Independence: Reunion: 1952: General 1952, undated
12 Independence: Reunion: 1952: Correspondence 1952
13 Independence: Reunion: 1952: Clippings 1952, undated
14 Independence: Reunion: 1953: General 1953
15 Independence: Reunion: 1954: Program 1954
16 Independence: Reunion: 1955: General 1952-1955, undated
17 Independence: Reunion: 1956: Program 1956
18 Independence: Reunion: 1957: General 1935-1957, undated
19 Independence: Reunion: 1957: Correspondence 1957
20 Independence: Reunion: 1958 1958, undated
21 Independence: Reunion: 1959 1959, undated
22 Independence: Reunion: 1962 1962-1963
23 Independence: Essay: [Sketches of Pictures in Independence Church]: (1 of 2) undated
24 Independence: Essay: [Sketches of Pictures in Independence Church]: (2 of 2) undated