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Barton Baker papers, 1914-1983
- Baker, Barton, 1901-
- Barton Baker papers
- 1914-1983 (inclusive)19141983
- 4 cubic ft. (11 containers)
- Collection Number
- Barton Baker was involved with the Lone Scouts of America from its inception. His collection contains papers from his early involvement and also papers from Lone Scouting in general. Some personal material is included as well.
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
- The creation of the EAD-version of this finding aid was made possible through a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Barton Baker became involved with the Lone Scouts of America from its beginnings in 1915. The Lone Scouts was a scouting organization for isolated rural youth, so he created a special “Universal Tribe” for them to use in place of a pack. He contributed many articles to Lone Scout magazines and newsletters. He was one of the early members of The Elbeetian Legion – the adult continuation of the Lone Scout movement. Baker was born in 1901, and he graduated from Cornell University in 1922. He earned a Ph.D. in 1928, and he practiced law in Rochester, New York. His wife attended the University of Wyoming until 1920, when they married.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Barton Baker collection contains original Lone Scout magazines, and numerous newsletters, which were produced by lone scouts from 1915 to 1924. There are also some of Baker’s correspondence and newspaper clippings that relate to his involvement in the program. Personal biographical material is also included.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Barton Baker papers, 1914-1983, Collection Number 09845, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
There are no other known archival collections created by Barton Baker at the date of processing. For additional information at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, see:Lone Scouts collection, Collection Number 08244 Lloyd C. Haefka Lone Scouts papers, Collection Number 08410
Papers received from Barton Baker 1983 February 23.
The collection was processed by John Hanks in May 2005.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I.: Personal PapersReturn to Top
Plays and Debates – Programs
Cornell-Chicago Law – Military, Programs and Literature
Other – Charity – Organization
Church Involvement – Programs
Literature, Yearbook and With Bells On by Bernice Dennis Baker
Series II.: Lone Scout PapersReturn to Top
Designs – Periodicals
Correspondence – Clippings
Certificate of Incorporation and article of Incorporation with Boy Scouts of America
(Original Certificate of Incorporation in safe may have FDR signature?)
Advertisements and Articles
Miscellany – Stamps, Ribbon, Photograph, Song Sheets
Literature - Lone Scout Tribe Newsletters
Literature – Elbeetee I
Literature – Elbeetee II
Literature – Elbeetee and Lone Scout Tribe Newsletters
Literature – Every Boy’s, 1937; and The Lone Scout Magazine
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Boys--Societies and clubs--United States.
- Lone Scouts--United States.
- Elbeetian Legion.
- Lone scouts of America.