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illustrations, galley sheets, and book dummies for her books; original cover design and pen and ink drawings; unpublished manuscripts; talks she gave for different organizations; newspaper clippings and articles about Ms.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

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2: Humane Education Handbook series and Published Humane Education articles],
[Box 3: Manuscripts],
[Bundle 1: "Necessary Nellie"],

Box 2: Humane Education Handbook series and Published Humane Education articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Meeting Animal Friends, correspondence, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: My Kindness Coloring Book, text by CBM, illustrations by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci. Typed copy, page proofs, correspondence, 1970-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A Visit to a Humane Society Animal Shelter, teachers' guide. Mimeographed copies. Correspondence, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: A Visit to a Humane Society Animal Shelter, published article, "A Visit to an Animal Shelter ", Children Today 1977, correspondence, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Learning with Animals, teachers' guide, unpublished. Be Kind to Animals Week, Easter animals.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Living with Animal Friends, (6th, 7th and 8th grades)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: You and Animal Friends, (3rd and 4th grades) Looseleaf notebook.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: You and Animal Friends, (3rd and 4th grades) Research, rough drafts for teachers handbook series.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Helping Animal Friends and Learning With Animals.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Teaching With Animals," goals and guidelines, revised MS, published version, correspondence,, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "How Kids Can Help Animals," carbon copy, correspondence, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Humane Education for Kindergarten," NAAHE Journal,, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Are You Ready For a Dog?" Carbon copy MS. "Animals, people and Humane Education," NAAHE Journa, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Choosing humane books about animals for children. [Four unpublished articles]Add to your cart.

1. "The Humane Ethic and Children's Literature. Prepared for librarians."

2. "'Cultivating Kindness,' Building a Humane Education Collection."

3. "Choosing Books About Animals for Children."

4. "Big, Bright and Beautiful."

Folder 15: Unpublished articles, Research, CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

1. "How to Help Animals- From a Rocking Chair, I & II."

2. "Let's Ask Questions."

3. "Beauty Without Cruelty."

4. "Lost Dogs- What Happens to Them? How To Protect Them."

5. "Roadside Zoos - A Blot on the Landscape."

6. " A Slaughter of Innocents."

7. "Animal Welfare - Is It Relevant?"

8. "What Your Child Learns From Pets."

9. "You and the Birds."

10. "Arithmetic With A Moral."

11. "'Don't Squeeze the Kitty' Is Not Enough."

Folder 16: Talks to humane societies and other interested groupsAdd to your cart.

1. "What Is a Humane Society?"

2. "The Community that Doesn't Need a Humane Society."

3. "The Humane Society - A Nacogdoches Institution."

4. "Animal control Discussion, Jacksonville, Texas."

5. "Where Do They Come From? etc."

6. "Humane Work In East Texas, by Clio Bromley."

Folder 17: Rucker/Montgomery/Whitlock- unpublished articles. 1. "Teaching Kindness with Puppets." 2. "Teaching Kindness to Animals to Pre School Children." Correspondence, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Teaching Kindness - Miscellaneous research, clippings.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Helping Our Animal Neighbors," leaflet for county schools; teacher response.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: The Blessing of Animals Service (2 copies), news clippings, articles, correspondence. "Blessed Animals," article, KIND Magazine December 1980. Talk by Rev. George Wilson, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Nine unpublished articleAdd to your cart.

1. "What I Wish My Bishop Would Do."

2. "Jesus Christ and the Animals."

3. "Christ and the Animals." and duplicate.

4. "Howdy, Neighbor." 5. "God Made Heaven and Earth - Remember?"

6. "All in the Same Boat."

7. "God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth - So What?"

8. "Animals and the First Rainbow."

9. "Christ and the Animals, a service for Animal Sunday."

Folder 22: Looseleaf notebook; collection of items on religion and animals: hymns, psalms, scripture, sermons, prayers etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Animals in Holidays and Seasons; research - clippings, notes, first drafts etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Christmas and Animals, kind gifts, cruel and dangerous toys - plans for a kind Christmas - stories, verses etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Humane Anglicans - SUPPCA, ASWA - Letters from Dean Seekins, others.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Animals and Religion - research material. Newspaper clippings, World Week of Prayer, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Animals and Religion - research material; miscellaneous clippings.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "Companions on the Way," a play, [unpublished manuscript] mimeographed copy.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: "Animals on the Way," MS; [before revision, 1st copy] story versionAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: "Animals on the Way," correspondence, 1974-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "An Essay about Reverence for Life," The Texas Churchman, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "Return to Eden," published play. 2 copies. Two MS with comments and corrections. "Back to Earth," an epilogue [not published], Parameter Press edition of the play, correspondence, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 33: "Return to Eden," correspondence, 1973-1982Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2: Humane Education Handbook series and Published Humane Education articles],
[Box 3: Manuscripts],
[Bundle 1: "Necessary Nellie"],


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