Betty Baker papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of production material for 11 books by Baker published between 1966 and 1977. It includes corrected typescripts, notes, correspondence, clippings, galley proofs, and photographs.
- Creation: 1964 - 1977
- Baker, Betty (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Betty Baker was born in 1928 in Bloomsburg, PA and died in 1987 in Tucson, Arizona. She worked as a dental assistant and gift shop owner before turning to writing and lecturing full time. She published books for children and young adults including Arizona, Walk to the World's Rim, Dunderhead War, and At the Center of the World.
Biographical Source: "Betty Lou Baker (1928-1987)." Something About the Author. Vol. 73. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1993.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Betty Baker papers contain drafts and production materials for book written by Baker.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title, with miscellaneous correspondence at the end.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Betty Baker, 1969, 1977.
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Genre / Form
- Betty Baker Papers, 1964-1977
- Nancy Larsen
- August 2003
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- March 2013; updated August 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Karen Spilman, updated by Caitlin Marineau
- November 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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