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  • The Immortal 10
    [01/22/2012] Robert Darden and Hans Christianson discuss the 1927 Baylor Men's Basketball team and the tragic crash that ended their season. (24:27)

  • Daniel Edwards
    [01/08/2012] Robert Darden and Mark Andrew Olsen discuss one of the greatest heroes of World War One, Daniel Edwards. (29:18)

  • Jack Hightower
    [12/17/2011] Robert Darden and Brad Owens discuss the former Congressman, state legislator, Texas State Supreme Court Justice and Baylor trustee, Jack Hightower. (28:00)

  • Dorothy Scarborough
    [12/04/2011] Robert Darden and Mark Andrew Olsen discuss the life, career and influence of Dorothy Scarborough. (28:53)

  • Dr. A.J. Armstrong
    [11/25/2011] Robert Darden and Scott Lewis discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Armstrong, one of Baylor University's most storied professors. (29:07)

  • The Wide Ranging Influence of Texas Cookbooks
    [11/20/2011] Robert Darden and Rebecca Sharpless discuss the Texas Collection's vast cookbook collection. (29:11)

  • Texas Pulp Fiction
    [11/13/2011] Robert Darden and Carl Hoover discuss the imaginative world of pulp fiction; a world that Waco Tribune-Herald Entertainer Editor Carl Hoover says continues to shape much of today's entertainment. (29:02)

  • Texas High School Football
    [11/06/2011] Robert Darden and Brad Owens discuss high school football in Texas. Owens covered high school football for about fifteen years. (25:20)

  • Texas Collection Maps/Blues
    [10/23/2011] Robert Darden and Corley Sims discuss the hidden treasures of The Texas Collection at Baylor University, it's one-of-a-kind map collection. (26:41)

  • Samuel P. Brooks/UFOs Over Texas
    [10/16/2011] Robert Darden and Corley Sims discuss Samuel Palmer Brooks and the impact he left on Baylor University as well as UFOs over Texas. (26:11)

  • Texas Architecture
    [10/09/2011] Robert Darden and Ken Hafertepe discuss such prominent Texas buildings as the French Legation, the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Ashton Villa, the Spanish Governor's Palace and the homes of Sam and Mary Maverick. (28:38)

  • Western Swing
    [09/26/2011] Robert Darden and Jean Boyd discuss Western Swing, the Tommy Dorsey band as well as others. (28:59)

  • Rufus C. Burleson/Boyd
    [09/18/2011] Robert Darden and Petra Carey discuss the colorful Rufus C. Burleson. Burleson is credited with the oldest landmarks we see at Baylor University today, including "Old Main" and Burleson Hall, the first two permanent buildings on campus. And that fact that there is a female student population at Baylor also is due to Burleson and his wife Georgia. (28:27)

  • William P. Rogers
    [01/15/2011] Robert Darden and Mark Andrew Olsen discuss the life and character of the Civil War hero and Houston lawyer, William P. Rogers. (24:03)

  • Geneology Treasures
    [02/20/2010] The Texas Collection has many wonderful resources for genealogists of all kinds. (26:17)

  • Texas Poetry
    [02/18/2010] Mary Landon Darden and Petra Carey discuss Texas poets and their work. (25:45)

  • Texas Cotton Palace
    [02/15/2010] Mary Landon Darden and Hans Christianson discuss the monument to King Cotton at Waco, Texas. (26:18)

  • Western Swing
    [02/05/2010] Mary Landon Darden, Joseph Abbott and Dr. Jean Boyd discuss the twists and turns of how western swing was born. (29:07)

  • Texas in Popular Literature
    [02/03/2010] When people think of Texas, they conjure up images of tumbleweeds, oil wells and, of course, cowboys. Everyone lives on a ranch, rides a horse and wears a cowboy hat. In fact, Texas is still a frontier state that is just as wild in the 21st century as it was in the 19th century. Or is it? Join the Treasures of the Texas Collection as we investigate the various portrayals of Texas throughout popular literature. (24:02)

  • The Bagbys
    [01/22/2010] When people think of Texas, they conjure up images of tumbleweeds, oil wells and, of course, cowboys. Everyone lives on a ranch, rides a horse and wears a cowboy hat. In fact, Texas is still a frontier state that is just as wild in the 21st century as it was in the 19th century. Or is it? Join the Treasures of the Texas Collection as we investigate the various portrayals of Texas throughout popular literature. (25:48)

  • William Cameron Park
    [01/21/2010] Nestled in the heart of Waco, Texas, William Cameron Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation. It contains hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, a disc golf course and more, not to mention the natural scenery. It is also a living monument to the city's struggles and successes. Join the Treasures of the Texas Collection as we look at 100 years of William Cameron Park. (24:03)

  • Waco Architects
    [01/21/2010] Mary Landon Darden and Terri Jo Ryan discuss the work of Roy E. Lane and Milton Scott, architects of Central Texas. (28:58)

  • Jules Bledsoe
    [12/19/2009] Old Man River is one of America's great iconic songs and it is the voice of rolling baritone of Jules Bledsoe that most people associate with the song. He's unjustly forgotten today, but he has an intriguing story to tell. Spend some time with this fascinating, pioneering African American singer and composer on Treasures of the Texas Collection. (27:45)

  • Texas and the Civil War
    [12/07/2009] There are entire libraries filled with books on the Civil War -- the battles, the heart-aches, the generals, and those who kept the home fires burning. But on the next Treasures of the Texas Collection, we'll hear the words of a host of unlikely heroes -- some unheard for more than 150 years. Long-lost diaries, funny stories, tall tales, and courageous nurses ... are here on KWBU-FM. (25:09)

  • Pat Neff
    [11/30/2009] Pat Morris Neff was man of many identities. Some people remember him as the Texas governor who created the state park system. Others may recall his days as McLennan County Attorney. And still others will think of him as the man who brought Baylor University back from the brink of extinction in the 1930s. Join the Treasures of the Texas Collection as we look at Pat Neff, the man and the legend. (25:57)

  • The Waco Tornado
    [11/23/2009] There is an old Native American legend that claims Waco, Texas is immune to tornadoes. The Wacoan Indians selected the area for a settlement because it was situated in a geological recess surrounded by hills and bluffs. But on Monday, May 11, 1953, everyone realized how wrong they had been -- dead wrong. Join the Treasures of the Texas Collection as we look at one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit Central Texas. (01:19)

  • Photographer Fred Gildersleeve
    [11/14/2009] Host Mary Landon Darden speaks with Terri Jo Ryan Vice Chair Person of the Waco history project on what she found in the archives of Fred Gildersleeve. (29:46)

  • Independence, Texas
    [11/07/2009] Today, Independence is just a quiet village off the beaten track near Brenham. But during the early 1800s, it was an economic and educational powerhouse, the original home of two major universities. Today's visitors to Independence will be rewarded by quiet nights, acres of roses and history on every corner. (24:28)


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