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Dorothy and Howard Baker papers, circa 1937-1967.
BANC MSS 89/200 z box 2; BANC MSS 82/162 c [no longer in use]; BANC MSS 90/132 c [no longer in use] ; BANC MSS C-H 64 [no longer in use]; ...
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Title:

Dorothy and Howard Baker papers, circa 1937-1967
Dorothy Baker papers
Howard Baker papers

Creator/Contributor:

Baker, Dorothy, 1907-1968, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Baker, Howard, 1905-1990

Creator/Contributor:

Kazan, Elia, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Stewart, Mildred J., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Stoll, Louise O'Brien, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Markle, Fletcher.

Creator/Contributor:

Baker, Bertha S., 1881-

Creator/Contributor:

California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Abstract:

Contains typescript copies and drafts of several plays, screenplays, novels, television scripts, speeches, and articles written by Dorothy Baker and Howard Baker working alone and as partners. Includes a signed rejection letter from Elia Kazan on his letterhead stationery with the submission copy of "Little Orpheus." Includes correspondence of Dorothy Baker with Louise O'Brien Stoll and Mildred J. Stewart, two small photographs of Dorothy Baker, clippings and miscellany. Also includes two copies of a screenplay by Fletcher Markle titled, "The Lonely Summer" based on Dorothy Parker's novel, "The Gifted Son." Also includes materials (1 folder) concerning the exhibition and use of paintings by Bertha S. Baker, Howard Baker's mother. They include a biography of Bertha S. Baker by Howard Baker, correspondence with Look magazine editors and California Palace of Fine Arts curators, 10 photographs (b&w, 8 x 9 in.) of the exhibited works, and a handwritten list of 25 of her works.

Date:

1937 (issued)

Subject:

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Baker, Dorothy -- 1907-1968 -- Archives
Baker, Howard -- 1905-1990 -- Archives
Baker, Dorothy -- 1907-1968 -- Portraits
Baker, Dorothy -- 1907-1968 -- Correspondence
Baker, Howard -- 1905-1990 -- Correspondence
Stewart, Mildred J -- Correspondence
Kazan, Elia -- Correspondence
Stoll, Louise O'Brien -- Correspondence
Baker, Bertha S -- 1881-
California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
American literature -- 20th century
Women authors, American -- 20th century
Dramatists
Women painters -- California
Poets, American -- California
Painting -- California -- San Francisco -- Exhibitions

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
PARTIALLY RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Carton 2 (Dorothy Baker-Mildred Stewart correspondence) sealed until 2018 per donor stipulation.
Dorothy and Howard Baker papers, circa 1937-1967, BANC MSS 89/200 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; Of Dorothy Baker ; 1955 and 1962.
Additions: Purchase; From Serendipity Books; 1982 and 2010.
Associated collection: Dorothy Dodds Baker and Howard Baker papers (M0903), Stanford University, Department of Special Collections, Green Library.
Dorothy Baker (April 21, 1907-June 17, 1968) was an American novelist.
Howard Baker (1905-1990) was a poet, dramatist, and literary critic.
In English.
Partial list of contents available in the library.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.
Screenplays.
Television scripts.
Photographs.
Plays.
Playbills.
Film scripts.

Physical Description:

print
2 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 oversize box (3.5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 89/200 z box 2
BANC MSS 82/162 c [no longer in use]
BANC MSS 90/132 c [no longer in use]
BANC MSS C-H 64 [no longer in use]
BANC MSS 89/200 z oversize box 1
BANC MSS 89/200 z carton 1
BANC MSS 89/200 z carton 2
BANC MSS 89/200 z box 1
BANC MSS 89/200 z
BANC MSS 89/200 z

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
PARTIALLY RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Carton 2 (Dorothy Baker-Mildred Stewart correspondence) sealed until 2018 per donor stipulation.