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D. Kenneth Baker Research Files

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0053

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Collection contains Harvey Mudd College administrative documents, much of it generated during Baker’s tenure as president.

Dates

  • 1955-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Languages represented in collection: English.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography / Administrative History

D. Kenneth Baker (1923-2012) was Harvey Mudd College's second president from 1976 to 1988, succeeding Founding President Joseph B. Platt. During his 12 years of leadership, Baker was instrumental in increasing the College's enrollment, facilities and prestige, and guided the College through technical innovations and social changes. He oversaw the acquisition of land and property to meet major campus needs, which included upgraded laboratories and the construction of two additional residence halls (Atwood and Case Halls), allowing for all students to be housed on campus at the time.

Source: https://www.hmc.edu/old-news/baker-ken-death-20112.php

Extent

1.8 Linear Feet (1 records box, 2 document boxes)

Abstract

Academic and administrative documents from HMC including files from 1955 to 1990.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials are in their original folders and retain their original folder titles and organization.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Accruals

No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

This collection was minimally processed to facilitate access. Front matter written by Kelly Jackson, The Claremont Colleges Library. Collection processed by Special Collections staff.

Creator

Title
D. Kenneth Baker Research Files
Status
In Progress
Author
Kelly Jackson
Date
2020 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

Contact:
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States