Front cover image for Paul & Kitty Baker Papers, 1911-1999 ; bulk: 1942-1976

Paul & Kitty Baker Papers, 1911-1999 ; bulk: 1942-1976

Correspondence, scrapbooks, video cassettes, sound recordings, scripts, clippings, ephemera, photographs, books and periodicals, 1911 to 1999 (bulk 1942 - 1976), created and maintained by Paul and Kitty Baker, document the Bakers' life long involvement in theater and education, as well as their personal relationship and family life.The collection consists of twelve series: 1.Correspondence (1927-1999, undated) 2. Scrapbooks (1952-1986) 3. Video Cassettes (1957-1995, undated) 4. Sound Recordings (1970-1978, undated) 5. Scripts (1969-1992, undated) 6. The Baylor Children's Theater Early Development (1966-1985, undated) 7. Clippings (1942-1990, undated) 8. Theater Brochures and Programs (1929-1996, undated) 9. Iceland Base Command WWII (1943-1945, undated) 10. Photographs (undated) 11. Personal Ephemera (1911-1942, undated) 12. Books and Periodicals (1953-1994, undated).These series are based on the original order of the materials when present; order was created by the cataloger for the materials that lacked it.The bulk of this material is related to Paul Baker's career as a director and educator. The Scrapbook Series and the Sound Recordings Series are predominately made up of material pertaining to Paul Baker's drama productions. The Video Cassettes Series documents several of Paul Baker's productions, and includes interviews with Baker about his career and his perspective on drama and education. Material regarding Kitty Baker and the Baker family, while limited, can be found in the Scrapbook Series and the Correspondence Series.The Correspondence Series documents the Bakers' early years of marriage, and the issues with which they dealt while they were apart during WWII. Some of the material in the Video Cassettes Series and the Books and Periodicals Series also provides documentation on the Bakers' recent educational involvement with Waelder elementary school, and the Bakers' use of their Integration of Abilities Technique with its students
Archival Material, English, 1911