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illustrations, galley sheets, and book dummies for her books; original cover design and pen and ink drawings; unpublished manuscripts; talks she gave for different organizations; newspaper clippings and articles about Ms.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 3: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Five PlaysAdd to your cart.

1. "The Bell of Atri," mimeograph copy.

2. "The Bell of Justice," published in NAAHE Journal, 1976. [Both are adapted from "The Sicilian's Tale" by Longfellow.] Photo, puppet patterns. Correspondence.

3. "Androcles and the Lion," published in PLAYS, 1978. Correspondence.

4. "The Lion and the Mouse," adapted from Aesop. Correspondence.

5. "A Christmas Present All Year Long," carbon copy.

Folder 2: The Kindness Club; publications, news clippings, correspondence.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Kindness Club; publications, news clippings, correspondence.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Speaking for the Speechless"; a weekly feature in the Daily Sentinel. 1964-1977, carbons.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Piney Woods Writers Conferences, [SFASU 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1968]. Talks by CBM, programs, correspondence.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Texas Institute of Letters; newsletters 1981-1997, correspondence 1981-93.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Texas Institute of Letters; newsletters 1981-1997, correspondence 1981-93.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Autobiography, [1946]; talks and articles about writing.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Verses written between, 1928-1999Add to your cart.

1. Arrivals.

2. The Wind.

3. What Joy!

4. Water Worship.

5. The First Snow.

6. Autumn Gold.

7. The City Flowers.

8. A Spring Day.

9. The Beggar in the Church.

10. The Serenade.

11. The Wedding Dance

12. Emiliano and His Mother.

13. Sevillian Nights.

14. A Rose Riddle.

15. Friends Are Everywhere.

16. My House.

17. What's That?

18. A Tale That Will Never End.

19. Mother Nature's Family.

20. Making a Living.

21. The Tender-hearted Man.

22. I Heard a Bird.

23. Rhyming Rules of Dog Care.

24. My Tail.

25. Where Milk Comes From.

26. Bunny Lullaby.

27.What Is Life?

28. Noah's Song.

29. The Royal Gift.

30. Dialog.

31. The Feathered Stump.

32. Letting Go.

33. Your Lilies Bloom.

34. The Face in the Mirror.

Folder 10: Writings. Articles about writing and illustrating, 1945. Typed transcript. 2 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Writings. "Glimpses Through the Gateway to Texas" columns from Daily Sentinel, 1952; article about column, 1962. Printed 14 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Writings. "The Bishop Fills 'Em Up," short story printed in Good Housekeeping with notes and articles about the story, 1958. Handwritten, Printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Writings. Letters to newspaper and magazine editors re: humane treatment of animals, 1964-1970. Printed, typed transcript. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Reviews of A Sombrero for Miss Brown, Hope Hacienda, House of the Roses, 1941-1942. Typed transcript. 5 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Reviews, notes, and articles about Necessary Nellie, Nellie and the Mayor's Hat, The House on the River, 1945-1948. Printed, typed transcript, typescript. 8 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Reviews and articles about Kinnery Camp and Sunrise Island, 1951-1952. Printed, typed transcript. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Reviews and articles about Magic for Mary M, 1953. Printed, typed transcript. 5 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Reviews and articles about The Venture of the Thunderbird and Return of Thunderbird, 1953-1954. Printed, typed transcript. 9 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Reviews, articles, photograph, brochure on The Green Poodles, Southwest Writers Conference, Republican Women's Club, 1955-1957. Printed, typed transcript. 14 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Reviews and articles about Thomas, the Ship's Cat; Little Brother; An ABC of Dog Care for Young Owners; 1958-1959. Printed, typed transcript. 9 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Reviews and articles about An ABC of Dog Care for Young Owners, Humanitarian of the Year Award, 1960-1961. Printed. 8 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Articles about humane education work in Nacogdoches County by Ms. Montgomery, 1962, 1965. Printed. 3 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Articles about The Best of Friends, 1967-1968. Printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Reviews and articles about Kittens and Cardinals, A Visit to a Humane Shelter, Cockleburr Quarters, 1969-1972. Printed. 5 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Biographical sketches from Something About the Author, 1971, and Contemporary Authors, 1976; bibliography, [1960]. Photocopy, typescript. 3 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Article on Humane Society of the United States award to Ms. Montgomery, 1983. Printed. 1 item.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Necessary Nellie. First outlines, drafts of Chapter 1 and 2, ca. 1944. Handwritten, typescript. 5 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Necessary Nellie. Revised manuscript, ca. 1944. Carbon. 1 item.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Necessary Nellie. Author's dummy - plan submitted to publisher with manuscript, ca. 1944. Hand drawn and painted. 1 volume.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Necessary Nellie. Final press dummy for layout with editor's changes, ca. 1945. Printed, handwritten. 1 volume.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings produced in black, red, and tan by the printer and final cover design on jacket, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Necessary Nellie. working drawings for illustration on pp. 6-7 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings for illustration on pp. 16-17 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings for illustration on pp. 20-21 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings for illustration on pp. 26-27 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings for illustration on pp. 58-59 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings for illustration on pp. 82-83 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed. 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Necessary Nellie. Working drawings for illustration on pp. 86-87 and printed proof, ca. 1945. Hand drawn, printed 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: The Green Poodles. Suggested chapter heading illustration and other illustrations with page numbers for placement in book on the backs, ca. 1956. Hand drawn. 11 items.Add to your cart.

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