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W.R. Baker Architectural Records Collection

Identifier: DADA-036

Scope and Contents

100 rolls of architectural drawings from the office of W. R. Baker, South Bend, Indiana, dating from 1940 to 1958. The collection is unprocessed.


  • 1940 - 1958


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Drawings and Documents Archive, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Drawings and Documents Archive.

Biographical Note

William R. Baker was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1890. He came to Indiana ca. 1900, attended high school in South Bend, and graduated from Notre Dame University in 1922 after having served in the Marines during World War I. He was an architectural designer in South Bend, where he practiced almost until his death in 1959.


75 Cubic Feet (100 rolls of architectural drawings )


The W.R. Baker Architectural Records are not processed.

Custodial History

The W.R. Baker Architectural Records were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Stu Kinney on 1999/11/10.


No additions are expected.


Stu Kinney, Baker’s great-grandson

Processing Information

Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 2000/7/23 by Andrew R. Seager; revised 2011/11/1 by Julie Edwards.

W.R. Baker Architectural Records
In Progress
Created by Andrew R. Seager; revised by Julie Edwards.
Created 2000/7/23; revised 2011/11/1.
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Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository

Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA
765-285-3726 (Fax)