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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of the Collection
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Baldwin (Alice) Papers
    Dates: 1906-1988 and undated
    Collection number: H.Mss.0110
    Creator: Baldwin, Alice
    Extent: 1 Linear Foot (2 document boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains documents created by Alice Baldwin, Pomona College Class of 1913. An author, artist, and extensive traveller, Baldwin produced many diaries, drawings, stories, and other works during her life. This collection contains materials produced during and shortly before her time at Pomona College, as well as later correspondence to her daughter, Ruth McCuaig. Noteable materials include travel diaries, Baldwin's artwork and writings, and correspondence regarding Claremont sculptor Burt W. Johnson.
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alice Baldwin diaries and papers, H Mss 0110. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Provenance / Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Caroline Beatty, Pomona College Alumni Office, 1989. Additional materials donated by Ruth McCuaig, Baldwin's daughter, in 1992.


    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    Items have been foldered, with bound diaries and travelogues placed in the front of the boxes. Items laid-in to the diaries have been placed in their own sleeves.

    Biography / Administrative History

    This collection contains materials relating to Alice Baldwin, of the Pomona College Class of 1913. Baldwin was an avid diarist, author, and correspondent with her friends and family. She traveled extensively in Europe and America, and kept travel diaries from her excursions. During her time at Pomona College, she published several short stories in the campus newspaper, The Student Life, and received several letters of commendation for her academic accomplishments from President Blaisdell. This also contains correspondence about Claremont sculptor Burt W. Johnson.

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    Collection contains materials relating to the life, work and travels of Alice Baldwin. Contains correspondence, diaries, travel diaries from trips to Europe and the American Southwest, sketches, Pomona College memorabilia, photographs, and scrapbooks. Also contains examples of Baldwin's poetry, short stories, and history papers.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials are arranged by type, then chronologically within each type.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

    Subject Terms

    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Alumni and alumnae
    Johnson, Burt

    Genre and Form of Materials