Includes papers of Anna R. Baeck, some relating to student days at the University of California, Class of 1912; papers of
her father, San Francisco Judge Timothy H. Rearden, including letters, manuscripts of writings, copies of legal decisions,
etc. Contains Civil War correspondence, including letters from a cadet on the U.S.S. Constitution. Family papers also include
those of Anna Baeck's uncle, Joseph D. Redding, relating to his career as a San Francisco attorney and as composer. Some papers
of other members of the family also included: Benjamin D. Redding, Samuel Cowles, Anita C. Rearden, and Myra C. Redding. Correspondents
include Ambrose Bierce, Ina Coolbrith, and Porter Garnett.
Anna Wooster (Rearden) Baeck was born in San Francisco in 1888, the daughter of Anita Elizabeth (Cowles) and Judge Timothy
Henry Rearden. After attending public schools in California and Illinois, she entered the University of California at Berkeley
where she was a member of the Prytanean Society. In 1912, the year of her graduation, she wrote the first ''Partheneia'' to
be given there by the women students. After teaching school for several years, she was married in 1917 to John Eric Baeck
and resided in Berkeley almost continuously until her death in 1970. Her papers relate mainly to her academic career at the
University, literary interests and family affairs.
Number of containers: 7 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 scrapbook, and 2 oversize folders
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Collection is open for research.