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Collection Number: 05054

Collection Title: Baldwin Family Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)

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Size About 100 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract Mary and Elizabeth Baldwin were the socially prominent daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baldwin. They hosted events first in Macon, Ga., and, after 1933, in Savannah, Ga., where they socialized with students from Wesleyan Conservatory, where Mary studied journalism, and Mercer University. Elizabeth married Adam Leopold Alexander in 1939 and had two children. The collection includes two scrapbooks, some letters, and other materials. The larger scrapbook, constructed by Mary Baldwin, ca. 1927-1934, contains newspaper clippings, invitations, greeting cards, dance cards, programs, letters and notes, telegrams, bridge tallies, and photographs. Her second, smaller, scrapbook contains signatures and toasts, as well as photographs of family and friends. There are several folders of letters that were removed from the scrapbook and loose materials that did not necessarily come from the scrapbooks. These folders contain miscellaneous notes, letters from Adam Leopold Alexander to Elizabeth, and a small number of clippings. Also included are photographs, most of which are unidentified.
Creator Baldwin family.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Baldwin Family Papers #5054, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Caroline Russell of Raleigh, N.C., in March 2001 (Acc. 98920).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Mary and Elizabeth Baldwin were the socially prominent daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baldwin. The older sister, Mary, known as "Bugs," and the younger sister, Elizabeth, known as "Boots," often hosted teas, bridge games, dances, and other events at their parents' home, in Macon, Ga. In 1933, the family moved to Savannah, Ga., where the girls continued their involvement as fashionable members of the "college set." During the 1920s, Mary attended Wesleyan Conservatory, where she took journalism classes. She and her sister often socialized with Wesleyan girls and boys from Mercer University. Elizabeth Baldwin (1913-1998) married Adam Leopold Alexander (1902-1960) in 1939 and had two children, Elizabeth Baldwin Alexander, known as "Betty" or "Punkie", born on 29 December 1941, and Eloise Porter Alexander, born on 10 November 1944.

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The Baldwin family papers include two scrapbooks, some letters, and other materials. The larger scrapbook, constructed by Mary Baldwin, ca. 1927-1934, contains newspaper clippings, invitations, greeting cards, dance cards, programs, letters and notes, telegrams, bridge tallies, and photographs. Mary Baldwin's second, smaller, scrapbook contains signatures and toasts, as well as photographs of family and friends. There are several folders of letters that were removed from the scrapbook and loose materials that did not necessarily come from the scrapbooks. These folders contain miscellaneous notes, letters from Adam Leopold Alexander ("Leap") to Elizabeth ("Boots"), and a small number of clippings. Also included are photographs, most of which are unidentified.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934).

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The Baldwin family papers include two scrapbooks, some letters, and other materials. The larger scrapbook, constructed by Mary Baldwin, ca. 1927-1934, contains newspaper clippings, invitations, greeting cards, dance cards, programs, letters and notes, telegrams, bridge tallies, and photographs. Mary Baldwin's second, smaller, scrapbook contains signatures and toasts, as well as photographs of family and friends. There are several folders of letters that were removed from the scrapbook and loose materials that did not necessarily come from the scrapbooks. These folders contain miscellaneous notes, letters from Adam Leopold Alexander ("Leap") to Elizabeth ("Boots"), and a small number of clippings. Also included are photographs, most of which are unidentified.

Folder 1-8

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Scrapbook, ca. 1927-1934 #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder 1-8

Folder 9

Scrapbook enclosures: Letters and notes, ca. 1927-1934 #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder 9

Folder 10

Scrapbook, ca. 1928-1931 #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder 10

Folder 11

Letters from Adam Leopold Alexander to Elizabeth Baldwin, 1938 #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder 11

Folder 12

Miscellaneous letters, 1920s-1930s #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder 12

Folder 13

Clippings, ca. 1920s-1930s #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder 13

Folder P-5054/1

Photographs, 1915-1955 #05054, Series: "Papers, 1915-1955 (bulk ca. 1927-1934)." Folder P-5054/1

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Items separated include photographs (P-5054/1) and oversized photographs (OP-P-5054/1).

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