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Waco genealogy resources 82712

  1. 1. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu
  2. 2. Agenda Overview of Baylor’s Digital Collections Major Waco-related collections Tips for searching and using our materials Follow-up questions Contact information
  3. 3. The Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections Drawn from Baylor’s special collections and institutes Digitized and displayed Curation of materials 36,805 unique items; 8,000 known copyright- http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu free Freely accessible*
  4. 4. Waco-Related Collections The Baylor University LariatThe Baylor University Institute for Oral History collection The Waco City Directories Photos from the Texas Collection Selections from the Texas Collection
  5. 5. The Baylor University Lariat Baylor’s on-campus newspaper since 1900 Full run digitized, OCR’d, searchable First issue: November 8, 1900 10,001 issues online as of August 24, 2012 Full run online by Homecoming 2012
  6. 6. Baylor LariatCover of first page, Vol. I, Issue 1
  7. 7. The BU Institute for Oral History 1,123 items total 985 with the word “Waco” in the text 463 items with “Waco” in the summary Keyword searchable transcripts, rich metadata Audio and video files to come
  8. 8. BU Oral HistoryMemoirs of Paul Quinn College 1994
  9. 9. Waco City Directories Directories from 1878-1923 online Also called “Morrison & Fourmy” directories Keyword searchable, often more useful to browse Names, addresses, occupations, ethnicity Advertisements
  10. 10. Waco DirectoriesMorrison & Fourmy “Directory of the City of Waco” 1904-1905
  11. 11. Photos from the Texas Collection 1188 images with “Waco” in geographical location field Baylor, Waco, regional Aerial photos, buildings, panoramics and more Your help - “crowdsourcing”
  12. 12. Photos from Texas Coll. Aerial view of Carroll Library(home of the Texas Collection) Ca. 1917
  13. 13. Selections from the Texas Collection “A Directory of Ex-Students …” of Baylor (1920) Waco, published by Young Men’s Business League (1912) “A Digest of the Ordinances of the City of Waco …” (1876)
  14. 14. Selections from Texas CollectionExcerpt from “A Directory of Ex- Students … of Baylor University”, 1920
  15. 15. Some Upcoming Collections Baylor RoundUp  BU News Release Project Campus yearbook  All university-issued 1896, 1903-present press releases, 1920s- present Keyword searchable  Keyword searchable Available on-campus now  In process
  16. 16. Your Questions Particular collection? Topic?More information on something we covered tonight?
  17. 17. Contact Info Eric_Ames@baylor.eduhttp://digitalcollections.baylor.eduwww.facebook.com/baylordigitalc ollectionshttp://blogs.baylor.edu/digitalcolle ctions The Digital Collections blog

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