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.