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Call No.: MS Thr 497
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975.
Title: Josephine Baker papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French and English.
Abstract: Letters written by performer Josephine Baker to husband Robert Brady, with two children's stories by Baker and other papers.
Other significant collections of Josephine Baker papers can be found at Stanford University, and at Yale University's Beinecke Library.
Josephine Baker was an American singer, dancer, and actress, who became a citizen of France in 1937.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Consists mostly of letters written by Josephine Baker to artist Robert Brady (1928-1986), who became her husband in 1973. The letters discuss American race relations and politics, in addition to personal matters. The collection also includes six other letters to or from Baker or Brady; three typescript works by Baker which were sent to Brady; and a typescript charter for a French university.