BAKER, WOOLFORD BALES, 1892-1993
Woolford B. Baker audio recordings, 1982-1984

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/cmsfs


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Baker, Woolford Bales, 1892-1993
Title: Woolford B. Baker audio recordings, 1982-1984
Call Number:Series No. 213
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:The audio recordings of Dr. Woolford B. Baker from 1982 to 1984 feature Dr. Baker's reminiscences about the history and development of Emory University and the Emory University Museum during his tenure as a Professor in the Department of Biology.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access audiovisual materials in this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Michael C. Carlos Museum records (Series 86), Department of Biology records (Series 93), and Woolford B. Baker botanical illustrations (MSS 1128).

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Woolford B. Baker audio recordings, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by John Bence, 2012.


Collection Description

Administrative History

Woolford Bales Baker was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1892. He received his early education in Arkansas. He received an A.B. from Henderson-Brown College in 1913. In 1919, Dr. Baker began teaching biology at Emory University and received an M.S. from Emory in 1920. He was named Assistant Professor in 1921. After a year of teaching at Columbia University in 1924-1925, Dr. Baker completed his Ph.D. in Protozoology from Columbia and was named Professor in the Department of Biology at Emory in 1926. Dr. Baker spent a year as a fellow at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Germany from 1932-1932 and was a Professor at the University of Virginia's Mountain Lake Biological Station from 1953-1955. In 1957, Dr. Baker chaired a committee that developed a statewide science curriculum for public schools. Dr. Baker retired in 1961 and in 1962 received the University's first Thomas Jefferson Award for contributions to Emory and the community at large. Dr. Baker continued to work as Professor Emeritus in the Emory University Museum. Dr. Baker died in 1993.

Scope and Content Note

The audio recordings in this collection were recorded by Dr. Woolford B. Baker and feature Dr. Baker's own memories regarding his time at Emory University in the Department of Biology and working with the Emory University Museum. Some tapes feature Professor of Geology James G. Lester as well.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by tape number and then by title.

Finding Aid Note

Finding aid available in the repository.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Tape 1: Reminiscences of W.B. Baker of Emory University, 1982 [1 of 3]
1 Tape 2: Reminiscences of Emory by W.B. Baker -- "first impressions and my subsequent activities," 1982 [2 of 3]
1 Tape 3: Reminiscences of History of Emory Museum -- W.B. Baker, 2 copies, undated [3 of 3]
1 Tape 4: W.B. Baker and James G. Lester: Conversations about Emory, June 1982 [1 of 3]
1 Tape 5: W.B. Baker and James G. Lester: Conversations about Emory, June 1982 [2 of 3]
1 Tape 6: W.B. Baker and James G. Lester: Conversations about Emory, June 1982 [3 of 3]
1 Tape 7: W.B. Baker and James G. Lester: "Early Days at Emory," 1984
1 Tape 8: "Comments of History of Emory Museum," W.B. Baker and James G. Lester, 2 audiocassettes, undated
1 Tape 9: "70 Years as a Teacher," W.B. Baker, Aprin 10, 1984
1 Tape 10: W.B. Baker Lectures in Emory Museum, 2 copies, undated
1 Baker Lecture, Museum (side A); Lecture to group in Emory Museum (side B), 3 copies, undated
1 Interview [illegible] (side A); [illegible] (side B), audiocassette, 1984 May-June
1 Side A; Side B, 2 copies, undated
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