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Baker Papers, 1916-1919
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, french road maps, french song sheets, and a military citation covering the time Ingham C. Baker served as an ambulance driver for the American Field Service and U.S. Army Corps from 1916 to 1919. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from ICB to his family, particularly his parents Asa George Baker (Amherst 1888) and Lucy C. Baker, and his brother Walton C. Baker (Amherst 1919). It also includes letters to ICB from his parents and two letters from his friend Arthur Hazeldine (Amherst 1919 non-graduate).

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Ingham C. Baker Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ingham C. Baker (Amherst 1919 non-graduate, b. 1895, d.1985) Collection is exclusively concerned with his involvement in World War I as an ambulance driver in France for the American Field Service and the United States Army Corps from 1916 to 1919. The majority of the material consists of letters by ICB to his family, particularly his parents, Asa George Baker (Amherst 1888) and Lucy C. Baker, and his brother Walton C. Baker (Amherst 1919). Letters to ICB from his parents are also included as well as two letters from ICB's companion Arthur Hazeldine (Amherst 1919 non-graduate). The collection also contains French road maps, French song sheets, and a reproduction of a military citation.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Ingham C. Baker Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[identification of item], in Ingham C. Baker Collection [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid:Revised June 25, 2001
Prepared by:Carol Trabulsi, Senior Archives Associate
Doris Chacon, Student Assistant
Edited by:Tristan Jeffers, Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE



Letters from Ingham C. Baker to family members



Typed copies of letters to family members. Includes photocopies of postcards, photographs, and other memorabilia. Headed by partial index, approximately 125 pages.
Jun. 8, 1917 - Apr. 26, 1918

Box 1: folder 1
Typed copies of letters to family members. Includes photocopies of postcards, photographs, and other memorabilia. Headed by partial index of correspondence from Jun. 19, 1918 to Oct. 6, 1918, approximately 100 pages.
Jun.19, 1918 - Apr. 22, 1918

Box 1: folder 2
Assorted addressed and cancelled envelopes, 7. 1 undated postcard.
n. d.

Box 1: folder 3
1 letter.
Jun. 18, 1916

Box 1: folder 4
20 letters, 1 postcard, 1 typed copy of a letter, and 15 envelopes.
Jun. 16, 1917 - Aug. 30, 1917

Box 1: folder 5
17 letters, 2 postcards, 14, envelopes.
Sept. 4, 1917 - Dec. 23, 1917

Box 1: folder 6
14 letters, 11 envelopes.
Jan. 2, 1918 - Apr. 26, 1918

Box 1: folder 7
15 letters, 15 envelopes, 2 photographs.
Jun. 19, 1918 - Sept. 22, 1918

Box 1: folder 8
14 letters, 12 envelopes.
Oct. 4, 1918 - Dec. 27, 1918

Box 1: folder 9
18 letters, 16 envelopes.
Jan. 4, 1918 - Apr. 22, 1919

Box 1: folder 10
Letters from Asa George Baker (Amherst 1888) and Lucy Chamberlain Baker to Ingham C. Baker



2 letters
Jun. 8, 1917

Box 1: folder 11
Letters from Arthur Edgar Hazeldine (Amherst 1919) to parents and Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Baker



1 letter and 1 typed copy including a note from Lucy Chamberlain Baker to Walton Chamberlain Baker.
Jan. 10, 1919 - Jun. 29, 1919

Box 1: folder 12
SERIES 2: FRENCH ROAD MAPS



3 maps
n. d.

Box 1: folder 13
SERIES 3: FRENCH SONG SHEETS



2 song sheets
n. d.

Box 1: folder 14
SERIES 4: MILITARY CITATIONS



1 reproduction
n. d.

Box 1: folder 15

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Subjects
  • American Field Service--History--Sources.
  • Baker, Ingham C., 1896-1985.
  • Popular music--France.
  • Roads--France--maps.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care--France--History--Sources.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care--United States--History--Sources.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1919. Baker.
  • Baker, Asa George, 1866-1940.
  • Baker, Lucy Cynthia.
  • Baker, Walton C., 1893-
  • Hazeldine, Arthur Edgar, 1896-1935.


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