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Jacob Baldwin collection

Identifier: L379

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, and other materials from Jacob Baldwin in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1898 to 1964 regarding World War 1 military life, family, education, employment at the Barbasol Company, and interurban railways.

There is also an undated panoramic photograph of Company C, 152nd Infantry (OBD026).


  • 1898-1964


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Jacob Raymond Baldwin was born August 3, 1886. Baldwin attended public schools in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana. He and his wife, Jennie G. Baldwin (1890-1978), had two daughters, Edna M. and Helen G. Baldwin later lived in Indianapolis, where he worked as a mixer of ingredients for the Barbasol Company, which manufactured the well-known brand of Barbasol shaving cream, beginning in 1935. Jacob Baldwin died in February, 1982.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 extra-large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Stephen Bitnor on 1988/08/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999 by Philip N. Williams. Collection processing updated 2015/08/24 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/24 by Brent Abercrombie; 2021/11/23 by Lauren Patton; 2022/11/15 by Brittany Kropf.
Jacob Baldwin collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.