Mary Cornelia Baker papers, 1912-1971.


Mary Cornelia Baker papers, 1912-1971.

The collection consists of the papers of Mary Barker from 1912-1971. The papers include correspondence, organizational records, printed matter, and clippings related to Mary Barker's involvement in the American Federation of Teachers, Atlanta Public School Teachers Association Credit Union, and Southern Summer School for Women Workers in Industry. In addition, there are subject folders of correspondence, records and printed matter related to organizations and causes that interested Miss Barker (e. g. the. Affiliated Schools for Workers, American Civil Liberties Union, Atlanta Urban League, Commission on Interracial Cooperation, League of Women Voters, Y.W.C.A.). Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings about and directories of the Atlanta Public Schools and a collection of the publications of Tommie Dora Barker. Six mimeographed papers on the evolution of trade and transportation in various Southern cities, written between 1912 and 1914 by Eugene H. Hinton, Chairman of the Southeastern Freight Association, have been cataloged.

5.5 linear ft. (10 boxes)

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