The William O. Baker Archive

The papers of Dr. William O. Baker are at Princeton University as the William O. Baker Papers, at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. These papers cover his entire career and his work on the boards of such institutions as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton University, and Rockefeller University. The papers also include his work in education, health effects, and materials science. The Baker papers at Princeton University are accessible to scholars for research purposes. This collection documents the beginnings of the digital era and in particualr the role of Dr. Baker.

The collection came about equally from papers stored in Dr. Baker's office at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ; in his home in Morristown, NJ; and in the AT&T Archives in Warren, NJ. The collection includes Dr. Baker's extensive notes of meeting and telephone conversations, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs, and also considerable information about his mother, Helen M. Baker.

The initial cataloging and organization of the papers at Bell Labs and at Dr. Baker's home was performed by Prof. A. Michael Noll of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the cooperative support of Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies at Murray Hill, NJ, and also the cooperation at AT&T Inc.

For additional information about access to the Baker papers at Princeton University, please contact Mr. Daniel J. Linke at 65 Olden Street, Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ 08540, (609) 258-6345, dlinke@princeton.edu.

A small concentrated collection of Baker papers (three boxes) are at the AT&T Archive in Warren, NJ. This collection includes a complete set of his publications and manuscripts, along with key biographical information. For access to this collection, please contact Mr. George Kupczak at 5 Reinman Road, Warren, NJ 07059, (908) 546-5247, george.kupczak@att.com.