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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Baldwin Collection
    Dates: 1955-1964
    Collection Number: 1998.54
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: The collection includes newsletters from U.S. Representative John Baldwin to constituents during his term in office; correspondence regarding memorials to Baldwin after his death in 1966; campaign materials from his congressional races in 1952 and 1954; photographs of Baldwin with visitors and other public officials; and miscellaneous papers dealing with his campaigns and his work in congress.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    John Baldwin Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Biography/Administrative History

    John Finley Baldwin, Jr. (1915—1966) represented California 14th District in Congress from 1955 to his death in 1966. He was a local attorney before his election to Congress. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a Republican, he served on the House Public Works Committee. He was a leader in the fight to retain the Bay Area’s three major shipyards. The ship channel that leads from San Francisco Bay to the ports of Stockton and Sacramento is named after him. He carried the bill HR 439 authorizing the acquisition of the John Muir House and Martinez Adobe.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Box 1: • Baldwin Newsletters, published between 1955-1966 • Correspondence: Memorials to John Baldwin (Central Library/Bancroft Library/Shipping Channel) • 1952/1954 Campaign for Congress • John F. Baldwin (1916-1966)--Miscellaneous records pertaining to his campaigns and his work in Congress Box 2: Photos of John Baldwin with constituents, other members of Congress, and visits to Bay Area sites (1955-1966).

    Indexing Terms

    Brochures, campaign
    Baldwin, John
    Contra Costa County
    Alameda County
    Newspaper clippings

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