Jack Sherman Baker Papers, 1933-2000s | University of Illinois Archives
|Offsite: Prior notice required||11 boxes|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||5 oversized folders|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||7 oversized folders|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||architectural model in hallway to room 19|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||architectural model sitting on wooden cabinet|
Jack Sherman Baker (1920-2013) was a Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois from 1950-1990 and awarded emeritus status upon retirement. Professor Baker was widely recognized for his teaching and design, and he received numerous awards and accolades during his career. In 1977, he was named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and awarded the fellows' silver medal. He earned six AIA Honor Awards, nine AIA Merit Awards, and numerous other honors over the course of his career.
His papers include biographical materials, correspondence, talks, photographs, and publications related to his long career as an architect and educator. The collection also includes site plans, sketches, drawings, photographs of the various residences and buildings, and two models that Baker designed.
This collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: Personal Files, 1933-2000s, arranged alphabetically; Series 2: Subject Files, 1950s-2000s, arranged alphabetically; Series 3: Publications, 1959-1999, arranged chronologically; Series 4: Building Projects, arranged alphabetically; oversize materials and models listed at the end.