• Race for the White House at Poage

    Hoover for President signIn our modern era, presidential candidates have (for the most part) moved away from creative and colorful posters and buttons in favor of MySpace pages and Facebook groups. In some ways, that’s a shame, because future generations won’t have artifacts like “Who? Who? Hoover!” signs and “Snowmobilers for Bush” bumper stickers to look back on.

    Just in time for the run-up to our next presidential election, the Baylor Collection of Political Materials has put an array of such memorabilia from its archives on display at the Poage Legislative Library (on campus, between Jones Library and Castellaw Communications). The “Race for the White House” exhibit is on view from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, from now through the end of summer. Admission is free.

    The Waco Tribune-Herald and Baylor Lariat each recently ran nice features on the unique collection. In case you can’t make it to Waco to see the display, we’ve compiled a photo gallery of the exhibition for you.

    Sic ’em, Poage Library!