Guide to the Karl Ferguson Baldwin Papers, 1926-1945
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Baldwin, Karl F., 1885-1967 Title Karl Ferguson Baldwin Papers Dates 1926-1945 Extent 1 Box (.50 linear feet) About the Collection The collection consists of eighteen speeches and lectures written and presented by Karl Baldwin on various occasions from 1926-1945. A detailed content listing may be found below. Also included in the collection is a copy of Pillars: New Philippines Cultural Institute Souvenir Book 1943, published in scrapbook format (Tagaytay, Cavite: New Philippines Cultural Institute, 1943). There is also a file of bulletins, leaflets, etc. relating to psychological warfare in the South Pacific during World War II.
About Karl F. Baldwin
Karl Baldwin, originally from Ohio, graduated with the Norwich University class of 1908. He served as editor on the staffs of the War Whoop and the Reveille. Baldwin was captain of Company C and served as president of the class of 1908. Following his graduation, he served in the U. S. Army for 39 years, including overseas assignments in Corregidor, Tokyo and Australia. During 1941-1942, Baldwin commanded the Sixth Coast Artillery, headquartered in San Francisco. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was presented with the Sacred Treasurer-Third Order award by Japan, where he served at the American Embassy. Baldwin also served as U. S. Military Attaché in Australia. He later served as professor of military science and tactics at the University of Kansas. The control file with the collection contains additional biographical information on Karl Baldwin.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Baldwin, Karl Ferguson, 1885-1967
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda.
United States. -- Army. -- Forces, Pacific. -- Psychological Warfare Branch.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Karl Ferguson Baldwin Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
“Us Aussies,” unpublished speech by Karl F. Baldwin, 1945. Karl Ferguson Baldwin Papers; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (.50 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 501 Language(s) of Material: English, Japanese
Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
Norwich University Archives and Special Collections also owns Karl Baldwin’s unpublished autobiography (typescript) entitled, “Time Out For Tea With Colonel Baldwin,” written by Baldwin in 1951. The volume is available in Special Collections, call number 355.0092 B182 Folio. Also in Special Collections is Baldwin’s memorial to his son entitled, “For Of Such: a Memorial to Captain Lawrence Chandler Baldwin,” privately printed in 1946. The call number for this memorial is 355.0092 B181.
“Preparedness,” an address to the Norwich Club of New York and published in the 10 April 1926 issue of theNorwich University Record “Historical Illustrations of an Attack Against a Zone,” a lecture presented at the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, KS, in 1932 “The Philippine Islands and Puerto Rico, and Their Supervision,” 1933 “Armistice Day Talk at Leavenworth High School, 1936 “World Powers and Their Policies,” lecture on the current international situation at the University of Kansas, 1936 “Supervision of the Territories and Possessions of the United States,” 1936 “Notes on Army Service,” a talk delivered 12 November 1937 “The Policies and Objectives of the United States,” lecture on the current international situation at the University of Kansas, 1937 “Armaments and Disarmaments,” lecture on the current international situation at the University of Kansas, 1937 “Some American Influences in Japan,” 1937 “Japan Rises in the Athletic World,” 1937 “History of the Panama Canal,” 1939 “Mathematics and National Defense,” 1939 “We Americans and Those Japanese,” 1939 “Orientation talk [for] R.O.T.C.,” 1939 “Us Aussies,” 1945 “Those Despicable Japs,” address to the Royal Empire Society, Australia, and published in the August 1945 issue of the Society’s Notes and News. “Notes for Talk on China,” undated and File of materials related to psychological warfare in the South Pacific during World War II.
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