Frank L. Baker (1909-1985) Scrapbook
Scope and Contents
The Frank Baker scrapbook is a large volume measuring approximately 25 by 25 by 7 inches. In large part it features newspaper clippings documenting Baker's athletic career in several secondary schools and at Northwestern University. The clippings follow team accomplishments as well as highlight Baker's individual performances. The scrapbook is, of course, particularly valuable as a source of biographical information on Frank Baker. More generally, it is a colorful record of collegiate football during an era known for its great teams and renowned coaches.
A considerable number of the clippings relate to the great Northwestern team of 1930 and Baker's prominent role on that team. A few clippings trace Baker's brief career in professional football. In addition to clippings the scrapbook contains photographs and ephemera relating mainly to athletics, awards certificates, correspondence concerning Baker's college recruitment, and materials pertaining to his selection to all-conference and all-American football teams.
- approximately 1924 - 1933
- Baker, Frank Louis, 1909-1985 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
The Frank Baker scrapbook in large part features newspaper clippings documenting Baker's athletic career in several secondary schools and at Northwestern University.
Method of Acquisition
Frank Baker's children donated the scrapbook to the University Archives on March 20, 1998 (Accession #99-68).
Other Descriptive Information
Staff from Northwestern University Library's Preservation Department cleaned, deacidified, mended, and rebound the contents of the scrapbook during 1998-1999. A few of the scrapbook's original pages were replaced while most were encapsulated during this treatment.
Kevin B. Leonard; May 18, 1999.
- Guide to the Frank L. Baker (1909-1985) Scrapbook
- Kevin B. Leonard
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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