- 1866-1940 (inclusive), 1897-1926 (bulk).
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Items (3987), (4036), and (4045 )are restricted: fragile; consult curatorial staff.
Portions of this collection are not housed at the Houghton Library but are shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
1 collection (31 linear feet (82 boxes, including 4 portfolio boxes, 7 volumes))
Series I. Correspondence: Correspondence between George Pierce Baker and students, colleagues and peers. Contains requests and invitations to lecture at a variety of organizations and institutions. Series also includes personal family correspondence between Baker, his father, George Pierce Baker, , wife Christina Hopkison Baker, and sons John, Edwin, Myles, and George Pierce Baker III., as well as correspondence regarding his family farm in Carroll County, New Hampshire. Personal business correspondence between Baker and a variety of merchants, lawyers, and other business is also included.
Series II. Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant: Materials generated by the production of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant, held in 1921 to commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrim fathers. Includes research materials, manuscripts and typescripts of the pageant's script and score, correspondence, photographs, and reviews of the pageant. Includes works from collaborators such as Robert Frost, Josephine Preston Peabody, Hermann Hagedorn and John Powell.
Series III. The 47 workshop : Comprises performance and administrative records of the 47 workshop. The 47 workshop was established by Baker for students of his English 47 dramatic composition class to produce and perform their works. Audiences of Workshop plays were required to submit criticim about the plays for the student's use in revising their work. Materials in this series include programs, photographs, financial reports and correspondence.
Series IV. Compositions: Contains manuscript and typescript compositions by Baker including plays, essays and newspaper articles.
Series V. Other professional papers: Include Baker's lecture notes from classes he taught, as well as public appearances, student compositions, administrative records and collected printed materials and clippings.
Series VI. Biographical papers: Consists of personal photographs and portraits, diaries from his early years at Harvard, awards, and certificates
Biographical / Historical
- I. Correspondence
- ___A. Professional correspondence
- ______1. General correspondence
- ______2. Invitations and requests
- ___B. Family correspondence
- ___C. Boulder Farm correspondence
- ___D. Personal business correspondence
- II. Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant
- ___A. Correspondence
- ______1. General correspondence
- ______2. Research and planning
- ______3. Audience response letters
- ___B. Production materials and photographs
- ___C. Printed material and clippings
- III. The 47 workshop
- ___A. Production materials
- ___B. Administrative and financial records
- IV. Compositions
- V. Professional papers
- ___A. Teaching files
- ______1. Course lecture notes
- ______2. Student papers
- ___B. Public lectures
- ___C. Publications, printed material and clippings
- ___D. Research files
- ___E. Other professional papers
- VI. Biographical papers
- ___A. Photographs
- ___B. Other personal material
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Christina Hopkinson Baker; received: various dates.
- Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. George Pierce Baker papers, 1866-1940: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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- EAD ID
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