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Claude Baldwin Collection (MC 227) - Columbus State University

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Claude Baldwin Collection (MC 227)

Biographical Note

According to the 1920 Census, Claude Baldwin was 42 years old and a steam locomotive engineer and lived in Columbus, Georgia at 1347 4th Avenue with his wife and 4 children. By 1934 he was a superintendent with Central of Georgia Railroad.

Scope and Content

The collections consists of magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, mostly relating to railroads, bank books and awards given to Claude Baldwin for service during WWII.

1915-1947 1 box (1l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Claude Baldwin Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Claude Baldwin Collection, MC 227 Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


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Box and Folder List

Box 1

This box contains 4 series

Series 1 -  Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  • Folder: 1 The Right Way, Magazine, Savannah, August 1915
  • Folder: 2 The Right Way, Magazine, Savannah, September 1915
  • Folder: 3 The Right Way, Magazine, Photo of H.D. Pollard, March 1924 Cover
  • Folder: 4 The Savannah Press, Newsletter, August 16, 1926
  • Folder: 5 Central of Georgia, Magazine, February 1934
  • Folder: 6 Article from the AtlantaJournal on the Retirement of Charles S. Baldwin, November 30, 1937
  • Folder: 7 “Character in Business” by Elwood E. Rice, 1937
  • Folder: 8 Travel Diary of William Richardson, “From Boston to New Orleans, 1815”, 1938
  • Folder: 9 “Fanny Kemble's Ride on the Liverpool and Manchester Railroad”, 1939
  • Folder: 10 “Journal from Boston to the Western Country and Down the Ohio and Mississippi”, by William Richardson, 1815-1860, 1940
  • Folder: 11 Guide to the City of Savannah, 1947

Series 2 - Photographs

  • Folder: 1 Photo of a Luncheon to Honor Mr. Illges and F. Edwards, April 16, 1940
  • Folder: 2 Photograph of South Dakota from 72, 395 feet, n.d.
  • Folder: 3 Photograph of Train # 466 in Front of Union Station's Freight Building in Columbus, n.d.
  • Folder: 4 Photographs of Unidentified People, n.d.
  • Folder: 5 Photograph of Men in Front of Train (Claude Baldwin might be in the center), n.d.
  • Folder: 6 Photographs of Wrecked Trains, n.d.

Series 3 - Awards

  • Folder: 1 Award from U.S. Price Administration to Claude Baldwin, June 6, 1944
  • Folder: 2 War Service Award for Claude Baldwin, December 31, 1945
  • Folder: 3 Service Award from the U.S. Price Administration to Claude Baldwin
  • Folder: 4 A Thank You from President Truman to Claude Baldwin, n.d.

Series 4 - Miscellaneous

  • Folder: 1 Bank Account Books for Claude Baldwin, 1948-1949

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