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Frank L. Baker (1909-1985) Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/53

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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.

Dates

  • ca. 1924-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Abstract

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.

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; May 18, 1999.
Title
Guide to the Frank L. Baker (1909-1985) Scrapbook
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
06/05/2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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