John Baldwin Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553
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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

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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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