Guide to the Paul E. Baker Papers 1952-1956
Cage 278

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Baker, Paul E.
Title
Paul E. Baker Papers
ID
Cage 278
Date [inclusive]
1952-1956
Extent
275.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Manuscripts, drafts, notes, correspondence, clippings, etc., concerning the preparation, publication and sale of Baker's monograph: The Forgotten Kutenai, Boise, Mountain States Press, 1955. A copy of the manuscript is included.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 278, Paul E. Baker Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Professor Baker, 1893-, studied under Dr. Franz Boas at Columbia University; taught five years at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee; four years at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia; and six years at Kamehameha Schools for Boys, Honolulu, Hawaii; and in 1953 had been at Boise Junior College for six years.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of manuscript of Baker's monograph The Forgotten Kutenai; Boise: Mountain States Press, 1955, and the correspondence, notes, and pamphlets gathered in connection with his writing and publishing it. A printed copy is also included.

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Arrangement note

Materials consist of letters, lists, pamphlets, clippings, and the manuscript copy of the monograph. Inclusive dates are 1952-1956.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1965

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Professor Paul E. Baker, Chairman of the Sociology Department at Boise Junior College, Boise, Idaho, gave these papers to the Washington State University Library in 1957.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Baker, Paul Earnest, 1893- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Idaho
  • Kutenai Indians
  • Montana
  • Native Americans
  • Washington (State)

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General note

Aside from the manuscript, probably the most useful items for Pacific Northwest history are the lists of persons concer ned with Indian culture in Container 1B-C; correspondence concerning U. S. Indian policies in Container 2A; pamphlets, notes, and clippings concerning Indians in Container 4A-C.

One letter from Simon Francis, an Indian, giving suggestions or statements regarding Indian culture made in rough draft of book, describes Indian customs in solemnizing marriages; taking sweatbaths; etc.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence conerning Indian culture and pertaining to facts about Indians gleaned while Mr. Baker worked on The Forgotten Kutenai.   100.0 items.

Box-folder

Correspondence concerning Field Work 

1 / 1A

Persons Concerned with Tribal Culture or Welfare 

1 / 1B

Bibliographies; List of informants. 

1 / 1C

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Correspondence concerning U. S. Indian policies with Kutenais.   50.0 items.

Box-folder

Correspondence, clippings, and bulletins regarding U. S. Indian policies 

2 / 2A

Recommendations for aid to Kutenais. 

2 / 2B

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Correspondence concerning mechanics of publication.   100.0 items.

Box-folder

Correspondence with possible publishers 

3 / 3A

Correspondence concerning illustrations and copyright for book 

3 / 3B

Correspondence concerning book orders with comments on book 

3 / 3C

Correspondence concerning suggestions for changes in manuscript 

3 / 3D

Correspondence giving author permission. to quote desired passages. 

3 / 3E

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Pamphlets, notes, and clippings concerning Indians.   25.0 items.

Box-folder

Pamphlets on Indian culture 

4 / 4A

Newspaper clippings concerning Kutenais 

4 / 4B

Notes on Interviews with Indians. 

4 / 4C

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Manuscript of The Forgotten Kutenai