Charlotte Baker Montgomery Papers, 1945-1997 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Charlotte Baker Montgomery Papers, 1945-1997Add to your cart.

ID: A/173

Primary Creator: Baker, Charlotte (1910-)

Extent: 0.0

Subjects: Baker, Charlotte, 1910- -- Manuscripts, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Dummies (Bookselling), Women authors

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of manuscripts, three-color illustrations, galley sheets, and book dummies for her books; original cover design and pen and ink drawings; unpublished manuscripts; talks she gave for different organizations; newspaper clippings and articles about Ms. Montgomery's writing career and her work with humane education.

Collection Historical Note

Charlotte Baker, daughter of Thomas Ellis and Karle Wilson Baker, was born August 31, 1910 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University from 1925 to 1926, and graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1929. In 1930 she obtained a Master of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught art at public schools in Kilgore, Texas from 1931 to 1934; at Ball State College in Muncie, Indiana from 1934 to 1935; and at Texas College of Arts and Industries in Kingsville, Texas from 1940 to 1942. She married Roger Montgomery, an attorney, in 1942. From 1944 to 1947 she was a gallery docent for the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. In 1950 she became a full-time writer-illustrator.

Ms. Montgomery's writings, published under her maiden name, include two adult novels, A Sombrero for Miss Brown (1941) and House of the Roses (1942), and numerous juvenile works, many with humanitarian themes. She received the Texas Institute of Letters Cokesbury Award for Magic for Mary M in 1953 and for The Best of Friends in 1966. In 1972 Cockleburr Quarters received first prize at the Book World Children's Spring Book Festival, the University of Wisconsin Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, the University of Minnesota Kerlan Collection Award, as well as a nomination for the Newbury Award.

In 1959 Mrs. Montgomery and her husband, Roger, were instrumental in organizing the Humane Society of Nacogdoches County, which inspired the formation of similar groups in East Texas. Participation in the worldwide humane movement followed. Mrs. Montgomery's pioneer humane work has been honored by the Dallas Society for Animal Protection, The Nacogdoches Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Humane Society of the United States. Active in promoting humane education through her newspaper column "Noah's Notebook" and programs in East Texas schools, Ms. Montgomery was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Society for Animal Protection for 1960-1961, received a Humane Society of the United States certificate of appreciation in 1969, and received the Joseph Wood Krutch Medal of the Humane Society of the United States in 1983. She was inducted into the Nacogdoches Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

Subject/Index Terms

Baker, Charlotte, 1910- -- Manuscripts
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Dummies (Bookselling)
Women authors

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: Karle Wilson Baker Papers. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-2


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1],
[Box 2: Humane Education Handbook series and Published Humane Education articles],
[Box 3: Manuscripts],
[Bundle 1: "Necessary Nellie"],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Little Brother. Author's dummy, illustrated., 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Best of Friends. Correspondence with Rose Dobbs, David Mckay Co., 1964-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Best of Friends. Letters from young readers. Also mentions Cockleburr Quarters and The Kittens and the Cardinals., 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Best of Friends. Letters from young readers, 1973-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Best of Friends. Symposium, Humane Philosophy and Education, Gulf States Regional Office, HSUS. CPOM Address, Listen to the Children. (Based on letters from BOF/K & C readers)., 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Best of Friends. Correspondence, reviews, etc. CPOM article, Kindness is Contagious, unpublished.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Kittens and the Cardinals. Correspondence with Rose Dobbs, others, reviews, lists, etc. Trial jackets., 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Kittens and the Cardinals. Proofs, not corrected.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Best of Friends/The Kittens and the Cardinals project. ( Gift books to libraries). Correspondence, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cockleburr Quarters miscellaneous. [Most of CQ materials are on permanent loan to the Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota.], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Trail North, Rough draft of MS, later revised., 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Trail North. Typed MS, 1st version, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Trail North. Typed MS, revised, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Trail North. Research - nature, history, etc. Ideas and first drafts for stories.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Trail North. Correspondence, reviews, notices - CBM programs, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Trail North. Letters from readers, third grade, Adam Elementary School, Houston.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Trail North. Catalogs listing The Trail North.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Bishop Fills 'Em Up, . 2 copies. News clippings explaining origin of plot, correspondence with Mrs. Quin, agent, readers. MS of story.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hands of Horror. MS, correspondence with agents, George Abbe, etcAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: The Little Angry Man. MS, correspondence with Val Walters about origin of plot, agent, others.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: I Need a Friend. Series in three installments published in Humane Education magazines, Complete series, 19 animals, unpublished. Correspondence  Ideas and sketches., 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 22: I Need a Friend. Folder, printed and distributed by Humane Society of Nacogdoches County and other humane societies. Mailing list, correspondence  Tracing for art work., 1970-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Helping Hands Coloring Book. Published by HSUS. Published edition. CBM/ Patty Finch notes, correspondence. Approved and discarded illustrations., 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Head Start Humane Education program, Talk to Head Start Teachers, correspondence, project report;  teachers reports. News clippings., 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Head Start handbook, Cultivating Kindness, correspondence, rough draft, ideas for stories and verses, book lists., 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Cultivating Kindness, text only by CBM, handbook for teachers published by Head Start Regional Training Office, Denton Texas.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Meeting Animal Friends, teachers manual, Head Start Program. [Kindness Club edition.], 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Meeting Animal Friends, [Humane Society of the U.S. edition]. Revised by Jean McClure Kelty.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Meeting Animal Friends, miscellaneous research, ideas, notices.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Meeting Animal Friends, correspondence, 1967-1968Add to your cart.

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