Finding aid prepared by Sara Chetney, MA
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont 91711
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Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.

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


Box 1, Volume 1

Diary 1906

Box 1, Volume 2

Diary 1907

Box 1, Volume 3

Diary 1908

Box 1, Volume 4

Travel diary, trip to Southwest 1910

Box 1, Volume 5

Travel diary, grand tour of Europe 1912

Box 1, Volume 6

Photo album, grand tour of Europe 1912

Box 1, Envelope 1

Items laid in to the travel diary of 1912 (grand tour diary) 1912

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence with Ruth Hall McCuaig (Alice Baldwin's daughter) 1987-1988

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs, sketches by Alice Baldwin, Pomona College memorabilia, and personal keepsakes 1909-1913 and undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Place cards, football, banquet programs and sketch 1909-1910 and undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters from President Blaisdell to Alice Baldwin 1910-1911

Box 1, Folder 5

Alice Baldwin's writings at Pomona College 1909-1911 and undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Materials concerning Burt Johnson

Box 2, Folder 2


Box 2, Folder 3



Written in Alice Baldwin's hand.
Box 2, Folder 4

Alice Baldwin's letters to her mother, Mrs. J. F. Baldwin, and her Aunt Alice 1908 November-1909 March


From Wellesley College.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letters to her mother 1909 September-December


Beginning of correspondence from Pomona College.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letters to her mother 1910 January-May

Box 2, Folder 7

Letters to her mother 1910 September-December

Box 2, Folder 8

Letters to her mother 1911 January-June

Box 2, Folder 9

Dr. A. W. Chase's Calendar-Almanac for 1914 1914