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Jacob Baldwin Collection
1 mss box, 1 folder
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1999
Jacob Baldwin was born on August 3, 1886. He attended the public schools in Seymour, Indiana, through the early grades. Baldwin later lived in Indianapolis, where he worked as a mixer of ingredients for the Barbasol Company, beginning in 1935. He died in February 1982.
The collection consists of papers and photographs dating from 1898 to 1963 which related to the Baldwin family. Among the items most directly connected with Jacob Baldwin are a series of letters (1918-1919) written to him by his brother John, which chiefly describe the conditions under which the brother lived as a soldier serving the France during World War I. Also, property of J.R. Baldwin are four combination diaries and memorandum books for 1920, 1922-24, which record both accounts and what have been labeled as notes on train schedule. A report card of Jacob Baldwin (1898-1899), found in the folder labeled “School Memoranda,” has what Jacob Baldwin has written is “the only signature I have of my Dad’s own writing.” One issue of The Barbasolian (1933) features Jacob Baldwin on its front page. The collection also includes some clippings on interurban and a booklet on trains reflects an interest of Baldwin.
Other materials in the collection include photographs and post cards (1910-1925), two of which were mailed to Dessie and India Baldwin and two of which are identified only as to place, while the remainder are unidentified. Photographs of Company C, 152nd Infantry (found in Collection B230) and the 8A Class of William McKinley School lack identification of person. A March 4, 1933 issue of the Seymour Daily Tribune covers F.D. Roosevelt’s inauguration as President.
Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Box 1. (L379)
14 Sept. 1918-17 Dec. 1963 Correspondence written to Jacob Baldwin
1920, 1922-24 Diaries
1898-1922 School memorabilia
20 July 1945 The Barbasolian
1950-1964 Information on interurbans and trains
4 Mar. 1933 Seymour Daily Tribune
Folder 1. (B230)
n.d. Photograph of Co. C, 152nd Infantry
Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1898-1963
Provenance: Stephen Bitnor, 25 Aug. 1988
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.