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Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections

About The Electronic Library

The Electronic 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 Digital Projects Group, a unit of the Electronic Library. The resources listed below are maintained and enhanced under the DPG, 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 Electronic Library from the EL website.


The Electronic Library's Digital Collections

The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project

The purpose of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP) 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.

Institute for Church-State Studies Vertical File

Spanning more than 80 years and dozens of unique topics, the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies Vertical File collection contains 1,492 items related to the relationship between government and religious institutions in the United States and abroad. With a special emphasis on the evolution of Baptist institutions, the collection provides insight into the often contentious struggle to find a balance between church positions and the workings of local, state, and national government.

Waco Police Museum Archive

Presented in partnership with the Waco Police Department, the Waco Police Museum Archive features 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.


Collection Highlights

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To learn more about the collections and philosophy of the Electronic Library's Digital Projects Group, visit the Digital Projects Group's blog.
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