Charlotte Baker Papers,
1 box (0.3 cubic
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The collection contains written production
material for one title written by Charlotte Baker.
Minnesota. Children's Literature Research
Access and Use
Gift of Charlotte Baker.
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Charlotte Baker papers, Children's Literature Research Collection,
University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title.
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.
Mills College, F.W. Olin Library holds a collection of Charlotte
Cockleburr Quarters, 1972
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