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Ida Strawn Baker collection

Identifier: L006

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 folder and 7 volumes from Ida Strawn Baker, ranging from 1912 to 1940. The folder contains an undated poem titled, "Black Billy." The 7 volumes are diaries and sketch books of Baker. The diaries include information about Baker’s daily like, business affairs, and various trips to Europe, California, and World War I army camps.


  • 1912-1940


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

Ida Strawn Baker was an Indianapolis artist and president of Waldcraft Laboratories Inc. (1930s–1942). Baker was also an Indianapolis art and craft supply businesswoman. The Waldcraft Center served as a non-profit group that offered assistance to artists, and professional help in crafts and frescos.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ida S. Strawn during 1942 June.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed during 2010/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid updated 2021/07/30 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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