About The Digital Library
The Digital Library was formed in the Spring of 2002 with a merger between staff in Academic Technology, staff from Information Technology Services and Central Library faculty and staff who work with automated systems and other types of electronic technology.
The Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections are administered by the Digitization and Digital Preservation (DDP) Team, a unit of Library and Academic Technology Services. The resources listed below are maintained and enhanced under the DDP, but in some cases the materials come from various on-campus institutions and are united here by similarity of theme or type of object. All items in these collections feature a Custodian field that names its holding institution.
Learn more about the Digital Library from the DL website.
This collection features architectural elevation schematics, renderings, sketches and speculative designs of buildings from the Baylor University campus and Waco, Texas. Materials in this collection represent elevation and cross-section diagrams only; mechanical and structural schematics are not included except in cases where the building is no longer extant, such as the original structure of S.P. Brooks Hall on the Baylor campus.
Black Gospel Music Preservation Project
The purpose of the Black Gospel Music Preservation Project (BGMPP) is to identify, acquire, preserve, record and catalog the most at-risk music from the black gospel music tradition. This collection will primarily contain 78s, 45s, LPs, and the various tape formats issued in the United States and abroad between the 1940s and the 1980s.
Black Gospel Preachers Project
Gwen Blackburn Photojournalist Collection
Historic Newspapers Collection
This collection contains historic newspapers drawn from holding institutions at Baylor University. Many were donated to the university's special collections as part of larger gifts and are too few in number to support creating an entire digital collection. This curated collection allows us to provide access to these resources without creating numerous smaller collections; therefore, the titles, eras and regions represented vary greatly from item to item.
Texas Military Collection
Dating back to the days of early statehood, Texas has played an important role in the military history of the United States. From hosting World War I and World War II-era military installations to the countless ranks of fighting men she has contributed to our nation’s pursuit of a secure future, Texas has a proud military history. This collection features materials related to that history, with an emphasis on publications created at various military installations located in the state. Also included are a number of press releases issued by Baylor University regarding Baylor students involved in the armed forces during World War II.
The art of portrait painting is represented in this collection of materials held by various institutions at Baylor University. Included are portraits of Baylor's presidents - and three first ladies - as well as United States presidents, senators and businessmen. The images in this collection were enhanced slightly from the original scans to create richer access copies.
'Waco Heritage and History' Publication
Waco Police Museum Archive
Presented in partnership with the Waco Police Department, the Waco Police Museum Archives feature materials from the archival holdings of the Waco PD. Materials in this collection include photographs, programs from 30 years of annual police association benefit balls, shift logs for patrolmen and more.