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Charles Reeder Baker (1880-1970) Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 55/3

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The Charles R. Baker Family Papers are in three major sections (Charles R., Frank M., and Francis R.) and are housed in one box containing six folders.

The papers of Charles R. Baker occupy four folders:

Biographical - includes a brief autobiography, a list of published and unpublished papers, a list of residences, and several clippings and biographical forms.

American Association of Orthodontists (1965-1969) - contains correspondence between Baker and other officers and members relating to the activities of the Association.

Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (1961-1968) - correspondence between Baker and other members, copies of reports and official documents.

Patents - drafts, printed specifications, and a patent certificate (no. 1,445,928, granted Feb. 20, 1923) for an automobile jacking device. Preliminary material is also here for a dentifrice.

The papers of Frank M. Baker occupy one folder. The bulk of this material consists of letters written by Frank to his father from late 1942 to early 1946 while Frank was in the Army Medical Corps. Many of these describe experiences in the Pacific Theater, especially the Philippines and Australia. Among the other items in this folder is a copy of Frank's will.

The folder of Francis R. material contains one typescript of his complete Civil War diary (30 1/2 single-spaced, 6 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. pages) and a typescript of the first part. These describe his war experiences from his enlistment to his discharge on January 12, 1865, at Beaufort, South Carolina. and his return home. Francis was at the siege of Vickburg and also saw some heavy fighting in Georgia with Sherman. The original journal is in the Abraham Lincoln Presdential library and is described in OCLC record number 26827762.

Dates

  • 1861-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Charles R. Baker Family Papers are in three major sections (Charles R., Frank M., and Francis R.) and are housed in one box containing six folders.
The papers of Charles R. occupy four folders:
Biographical - includes a brief autobiography, a list of published and unpublished papers, a list of residences, and several clippings and biographical forms.
American Association of Orthodontists (1965-1969) - contains correspondence between Baker and other officers and members relating to the activities of the Association.
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (1961-1968) - correspondence between Baker and other members, copies of reports and official documents.
Patents - drafts, printed specifications, and a patent certificate (no. 1,445,928, granted Feb. 20, 1923) for an automobile jacking device. Preliminary material is also here for a dentifrice.
The papers of Frank M. occupy one folder. The bulk of this material consists of letters written by Frank to his father from late 1942 to early 1946 while Frank was in the Army Medical Corps.
Title
Guide to the Charles Reeder Baker (1880-1970) Family Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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