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Finding Aid to the Baldwin Family Clippings Collection MS.609
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  • Biographical note
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access
  • Inventory

  • Title: Baldwin Family Clippings Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.609
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.15 linear feet (6 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1894-1967
    Abstract: The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists, beginning with Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin who came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Lucky's daughter Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939) was a composer, and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was Anita's daughter and continued the family tradition of philanthropy. This collection is mostly made up of newspaper clippings about Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, Anita M. Baldwin, and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle. In addition to newspaper clippings, there is a souvenir program in honor of Anita M. Baldwin from the Headquarters Company of the Seventh California Infantry. The materials in this collection are dated 1894-1967.
    creator: Alliot, Hector, 1862-1919
    creator: Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

    Biographical note

    The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists. Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (1828-1909) came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Los Angeles Couty Arboretum is now on the land where Lucky's ranch once stood. Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939) was Lucky's daughter, a composer, and owner of an estate in Arcadia, California known as Anokia. Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was the daughter of Anita Baldwin, and continued the family tradition of philanthropy.

    Related Archival Materials

    MS.211, Sheet Music Collection, 1898-1970, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is mostly made up of newspaper clippings about Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (1828-1909), Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939), and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967). Clippings were collected by Southwest Museum directors Hector Alliot and F. W. Hodge, as well as Library staff. In addition to newspaper clippings, there is a souvenir program in honor of Anita M. Baldwin from the Headquarters Company of the Seventh California Infantry. The materials in this collection are dated 1894-1967. A published volume of poetry by Anita Baldwin entitled Random Rhymes can be found in the Library's catalog. Some of Anita's compositions can be found in MS.211 Sheet Music Collection, Braun Research Library Collection, Institute for the Study of the American West, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA.

    Preferred citation

    Baldwin Family Clippings Collection, 1894-1967, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.609; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 22, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    This collection was assembled from donations from Hector Alliot; Frederick Webb Hodge, 1934-1941; and Library staff.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Inventory

    (1) "Lucky" Baldwin – Biography - "He was lucky indeed" Pasadena Daily Evening Star, Feb. 21, 1894 - "lst Mayor" Pasadena Post, Aug. 6, 1938 - "California's Stately Hall of Fame: Elias Jackson Baldwin" Rockwell D. Hunt L. A. Times, June 25, 1939
    (2) "Lucky" Baldwin - Ranch and Hotel - "Lucky Baldwin Days at Santa Anita" C. B. Glasscock Westways vol. 27 (12) Dec. 1935 - "He saw Lucky Baldwin's Hotel burn!" Perry Worden Pasadena Star¬ News, April 14, 1947 - "Lucky Baldwin's Paradise" Dan McMalters L. A. Times Home Magazine, Jan. 2, 1949 - "Historic Ranchos' Sale Recalls Pioneer Days" John Steven McGroarty L. A. Times n.d.
    (3) Anita Baldwin – Biography - Souvenier Programme in honor of Anita M. Baldwin, June 9, 1917 - "Random Rhymes" poetry pamphlet with Yuletide Greetings dust jacket (1934) - "Anita Baldwin finds life of terror amid repose of culture" Alma Whitaker L. A. Times, Feb. 11, 1934
    (4) Anita Baldwin – Anoakia - "Majestic Anoakia keeps Baldwin spirit alive" C. F. Shoop Pasadena Star-News, July 18, 1954
    (5) Anita Baldwin Obituaries - "Death takes Anita Baldwin of Pioneer California Family" L. A. Times, Oct. 25, 1939 - "Anita M. Baldwin Funeral Due" Pasadena Star-News, Oct. 25, 1939 - "Anita Baldwin Funeral Set" L.A. Times, Oct. 26, 1939 - obituary Pasadena Post, Oct. 26, 1939 - "Anita M. Baldwin" L.A. Times, Oct. 26, 1939
    (6) Dextra Baldwin McGonagle - Estate Auction - "Auction reflects a colorful family" Mary Lou Loper L.A. Times, Oct. 11, 1967

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Baldwin Family
    Baldwin, Anita May, 1876-1939
    Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909
    McGonagle, Dextra Baldwin, 1901-1967
    Clippings
    Horse owners -- California
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Programs