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Betty Baker papers

Identifier: CLRC-331

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


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.

Betty Baker Papers, 1964-1977
Nancy Larsen
August 2003
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Revision Statements

  • 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

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library