Barton Baker papers, 1914-1983

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Baker, Barton, 1901-
Title
Barton Baker papers
Dates
1914-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 cubic ft. (11 containers)
Collection Number
09845
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
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

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Barton Baker papers, 1914-1983, Collection Number 09845, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

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

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Papers received from Barton Baker 1983 February 23.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by John Hanks in May 2005.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I.:  Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Personal-Advertisements
1916-1939
1 2
Plays and Debates – Programs
1917-1945
1 3
Cornell-Chicago Law – Military, Programs and Literature
1917-1941
1 4
Other – Charity – Organization
1972-1973
1 5
Church Involvement – Programs
1918-1972
1 6
Correspondence
1918-1975
1 7
Travel
1924-1960
1 8
Newspaper Articles
1918-1975
1 9
Financial Papers
1914-1915
1 10
Literature, Yearbook and With Bells On by Bernice Dennis Baker
1918-1964

Series II.:  Lone Scout PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Correspondence
1915-1979
2 2
Newspaper Articles
1915-1977
2 3
Advertisements
1917
2 4
Designs – Periodicals
1918
2 5
Memorabilia
1918-1940
2 6
Correspondence – Clippings
1916-1956
3 1
Tribe Handbooks
3 2
Certificate of Incorporation and article of Incorporation with Boy Scouts of America
(Original Certificate of Incorporation in safe may have FDR signature?)
1915-1924
3 3
Advertisements and Articles
1917-1930
3 4
Miscellany – Stamps, Ribbon, Photograph, Song Sheets
1916-1962
3 5
Literature - Lone Scout Tribe Newsletters
1917-1925
3 6
Literature – Elbeetee I
1938-1978
4 1
Literature – Elbeetee II
1978-1983
Folders
4 2-12
Literature – Elbeetee and Lone Scout Tribe Newsletters
1916-1982
5-11
Literature – Every Boy’s, 1937; and The Lone Scout Magazine
1915-1924, 1937

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Boys--Societies and clubs--United States.
  • Lone Scouts--United States.

Corporate Names

  • Elbeetian Legion.
  • Lone scouts of America.