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MS Thr 497

Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975. Josephine Baker papers, 1967-1975: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 497
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975.
Title: Josephine Baker papers,
Date(s): 1967-1975.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-72r. Purchased with the Howard D. Rothschild fund, received: 1995 February 20.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Josephine Baker Papers, 1967-1975 (MS Thr 497). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Other significant collections of Josephine Baker papers can be found at Stanford University, and at Yale University's Beinecke Library.

Biographical / Historical

Josephine Baker was an American singer, dancer, and actress, who became a citizen of France in 1937.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

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.

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