The Ruth Baldwin Collection

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 429-1964

Descriptive Summary

Title: The Ruth Baldwin Collection
Dates: 1900s - 1980s
Collection Number: MS_004
Extent: 3 linear feet
Online items available
Repository: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of materials related to the Ruth Baldwin. Ruth April Baldwin was born in Massachusetts on April Fool’s Day, 1895, to Amos Baldwin and Carrie L. Hollenbeck. By 1910 the family was residing in Santa Cruz, CA where her father Amos was a merchant of “pianos and music”. Ruth’s uncle, James Stephen Baldwin, was an early settler, and Baldwin St. in Santa Cruz was named after him. She was also related to Andrew Baldwin who was county surveyor for many years. Ruth April Baldwin died September 30, 1990, also in Santa Cruz. The collection reflects her interests, livelihoods, and community involvement.
Language of Material: English


Open for research

Preferred Citation

The Ruth Baldwin Collection . Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection was assembled by Ruth Baldwin and Billie Mahaney. It was donated to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on 2012 by Billie Mahaney.