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Baughman (Roland) Papers
HIA 34.33  
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Roland Baughman was an assistant curator at the Huntington Library's Department of Rare Books and later Head of the Department of Special Collections at Columbia University. The collection includes his professional and personal papers from his time at both insitutions.
Roland Baughman, also called Roly, was born in 1902 and died in 1967. In 1924, Roland Baughman applied for a position at the Huntington Library. Although possessing satisfactory recommendations, the position was given to another man who was older and possessed prior experience with the Library. Baughman joined the Library later and remained for nearly twenty-two years, beginning as a general assistant and finishing as an assistant curator in the Department of Rare Books. In 1938, he was appointed a member of the Publications Committee alongside Godfrey Davies, the chair, and Edward Howland Tatum, Jr., Assistant to the Director in the Research Staff. Baughman was a noted expert on Wise-Foreman forgeries and in the history of printing. In 1946, he resigned from the Library to become the head of the Department of Special Collections at Columbia University, where he remained until his death.
1.65 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
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