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Dorothy and Howard Baker photograph collection. [graphic].
BANC PIC 2011.025--PIC; BANC PIC 1945-2013--NNEG(5x7) misc. box 11 (NNEG 5x7); BANC PIC 1945-2012--NNEG (strip) misc. box 13 (NNEG strip); BANC PIC 1962 - 2011--NNEG misc. box 9 (NNEG 4x5); ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Dorothy and Howard Baker photograph collection

Abstract:

Includes portraits and snapshots of the Bakers and their children, taken in Paris, California and other locations. Also includes photographs of unidentified typescript pages.

Date:

ca. 1930-ca. 1955 (issued)

Subject:

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Baker, Dorothy -- 1907-1968 -- Portraits
Baker, Howard -- 1905-1990 -- Portraits
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Portraits

Note:

Various photographers, all unknown except G. Neuville (Paris).
Some prints bear captions and/or dates.
Collector unknown.
Also includes 1941 typescript letter from Benjamin C. McCartney to Howard Baker.
Title devised by cataloger.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Purchase; from Serendipity Books; 2011.
Novelist and dramatist Dorothy Dodds Baker was born in Missoula, Montana in 1907. She attended Whittier College and the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated in 1929. While at UCLA she met the poet Howard Baker, whom she married in 1930 while the two were living in Paris. She later lived in Oakland, Calif., and earned her M.A. in 1934 from UCLA. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1942. She died in Terra Bella, California in 1968. Among her works are Young Man with a Horn (1938), Trio (1943), Our Gifted Son (1948) and Cassandra at the Wedding (1962).
Poet, dramatist, novelist and literary critic, Howard Baker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1905. He received his M.A. in English at Stanford University in 1928. He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and later taught English at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. Among his works are Orange Valley (1931), Letter from the Country (1941) and Ode to the Sea (1954).

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photonegative
photoprint
3 folders (ca. 120 photographic prints) and ca. 200 negatives : 5 x 7 in . or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2011.025--PIC
BANC PIC 1945-2013--NNEG(5x7) misc. box 11 (NNEG 5x7)
BANC PIC 1945-2012--NNEG (strip) misc. box 13 (NNEG strip)
BANC PIC 1962 - 2011--NNEG misc. box 9 (NNEG 4x5)
BANC PIC 2011.025

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.