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Charlotte Baker Papers, 1970-1978

Summary Information
Title: Charlotte Baker papers
Dates: 1970-1978
Creator: Baker, Charlotte, 1910-
Extent: 1 box (0.3 cubic feet)
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 60 minutes for retrieval.
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2057
The collection contains written production material for one title written by Charlotte Baker.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Charlotte Baker.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Charlotte Baker papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title.

Biographical Sketch

Charlotte Baker Montgomery was born August 31, 1910 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mills College (Oakland, California) in 1929 and her M.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 1930. For almost 20 years, Charlotte Baker taught art at the high school and collegiate level, and from 1945-1950 she served as the acting director at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon.

In 1950 she returned to her hometown and became a full-time writer and illustrator. Along with her husband, she organized the Humane Society of Nacogdoches County in 1959 and was a life-long advocate for the humane treatment of animals. She published 21 books, short stories, poems, instructional articles and play adaptations, and she illustrated many of her own books, most of which were centered around animals. Her book Cockleburr Quarters was nominated for the Newbery Award in 1972.

Charlotte Baker Montgomery died in April 2009.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material for Cockleburr Quarters written by Charlotte Baker, including corrected typescripts, correspondence, and photographs.

Separated Material

Mills College, F.W. Olin Library holds a collection of Charlotte Baker's papers.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Cockleburr Quarters, 1972  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1972  Box 1, Folder 1-2
Correspondence 1970-1972  Box 1, Folder 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 4-5
Correspondence, Photographs with Negatives 1971-1978 Box 1, Folder 6
Clippings 1972-1976  Box 1, Folder 7