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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 Contents

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


There is no information regarding the provenance of this collection.

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 Atlanta Journal 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