Finding Aid to the Baldwin Family Clippings Collection MS.609

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 22


Title: Baldwin Family Clippings Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.609
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.15 linear feet (6 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1894-1967
Abstract: The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists, beginning with Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin who came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Lucky's daughter Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939) was a composer, and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was Anita's daughter and continued the family tradition of philanthropy. This collection is mostly made up of newspaper clippings about Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, Anita M. Baldwin, and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle. In addition to newspaper clippings, there is a souvenir program in honor of Anita M. Baldwin from the Headquarters Company of the Seventh California Infantry. The materials in this collection are dated 1894-1967.
creator: Alliot, Hector, 1862-1919
creator: Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

Biographical note

The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists. Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (1828-1909) came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Los Angeles Couty Arboretum is now on the land where Lucky's ranch once stood. Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939) was Lucky's daughter, a composer, and owner of an estate in Arcadia, California known as Anokia. Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was the daughter of Anita Baldwin, and continued the family tradition of philanthropy.

Related Archival Materials

MS.211, Sheet Music Collection, 1898-1970, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection is mostly made up of newspaper clippings about Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (1828-1909), Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939), and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967). Clippings were collected by Southwest Museum directors Hector Alliot and F. W. Hodge, as well as Library staff. In addition to newspaper clippings, there is a souvenir program in honor of Anita M. Baldwin from the Headquarters Company of the Seventh California Infantry. The materials in this collection are dated 1894-1967. A published volume of poetry by Anita Baldwin entitled Random Rhymes can be found in the Library's catalog. Some of Anita's compositions can be found in MS.211 Sheet Music Collection, Braun Research Library Collection, Institute for the Study of the American West, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Preferred citation

Baldwin Family Clippings Collection, 1894-1967, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.609; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 22, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

This collection was assembled from donations from Hector Alliot; Frederick Webb Hodge, 1934-1941; and Library staff.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Inventory

(1) "Lucky" Baldwin – Biography - "He was lucky indeed" Pasadena Daily Evening Star, Feb. 21, 1894 - "lst Mayor" Pasadena Post, Aug. 6, 1938 - "California's Stately Hall of Fame: Elias Jackson Baldwin" Rockwell D. Hunt L. A. Times, June 25, 1939
(2) "Lucky" Baldwin - Ranch and Hotel - "Lucky Baldwin Days at Santa Anita" C. B. Glasscock Westways vol. 27 (12) Dec. 1935 - "He saw Lucky Baldwin's Hotel burn!" Perry Worden Pasadena Star¬ News, April 14, 1947 - "Lucky Baldwin's Paradise" Dan McMalters L. A. Times Home Magazine, Jan. 2, 1949 - "Historic Ranchos' Sale Recalls Pioneer Days" John Steven McGroarty L. A. Times n.d.
(3) Anita Baldwin – Biography - Souvenier Programme in honor of Anita M. Baldwin, June 9, 1917 - "Random Rhymes" poetry pamphlet with Yuletide Greetings dust jacket (1934) - "Anita Baldwin finds life of terror amid repose of culture" Alma Whitaker L. A. Times, Feb. 11, 1934
(4) Anita Baldwin – Anoakia - "Majestic Anoakia keeps Baldwin spirit alive" C. F. Shoop Pasadena Star-News, July 18, 1954
(5) Anita Baldwin Obituaries - "Death takes Anita Baldwin of Pioneer California Family" L. A. Times, Oct. 25, 1939 - "Anita M. Baldwin Funeral Due" Pasadena Star-News, Oct. 25, 1939 - "Anita Baldwin Funeral Set" L.A. Times, Oct. 26, 1939 - obituary Pasadena Post, Oct. 26, 1939 - "Anita M. Baldwin" L.A. Times, Oct. 26, 1939
(6) Dextra Baldwin McGonagle - Estate Auction - "Auction reflects a colorful family" Mary Lou Loper L.A. Times, Oct. 11, 1967

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Baldwin Family
Baldwin, Anita May, 1876-1939
Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909
McGonagle, Dextra Baldwin, 1901-1967
Clippings
Horse owners -- California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Programs