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Colgate University Ernest Hamlin Baker collection, A1291

Identifier: A1291

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings of Ernest Hamlin Baker cartoons, drawings, correspondence, and photographs. It mostly dates from the 1910s, but material from as late as the 1950s is also included.


  • Creation: 1908 - 1955


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical note

Ernest Hamlin Baker was born on May 5, 1889 and died on November 17, 1975. He graduated from Colgate University in 1912. While at Colgate, he ran track, worked for the Salmagundi student yearbook, and sold caricatures to pay for his education. After graduating he became a well-known artist, most famous for the many cover paintings he created for Time magazine and his work with The New Yorker. After his graduation, he continued to create drawings for Colgate student publications and broadsides.

Ernest Hamlin Baker biographical file, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.


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Related Materials

Ernest Hamlin Baker's biographical file at Colgate University Special Collections and University Archives contains additional correspondence, photographs, sketches, and examples of his work for Time magazine.

A1013, Colgate University Student Broadsides, contains some broadsides created by Baker.

Guide to the Colgate University Ernest Hamlin Baker collection
Allyson Smally
July 17, 2015
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Revision Statements

  • August 31, 2015: Filing title added by Frances Holmes

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
315-228-7934 (Fax)