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Inventory of the Lenox D. Baker Papers, 1930 - 1976 (MC.0004)

Abstract

Lenox D. Baker graduated as part of Duke University School of Medicine's first graduating class in 1932. He came back to Duke in 1937 and became the chief of the Division of Orthopaedics, a position he held until 1967. He helped establish the North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital and served as its medical director until 1972. Dr. Baker was a founding member and later president of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association.

The collection contains the administrative and personal papers of Dr. Lenox D. Baker, which includes correspondence, photographs, and articles. The bulk of the material is related to his work as chief of Duke University's Division of Orthopaedics at Duke University and his role in various clinics, professional societies such as the North Carolina Orthopaedic society, and work his work at the Cerebral Palsy Hospital. There are also materials regarding politics and elections, including Dr. Baker's support for various candidates. Other subjects within this collection are the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0004
Title
Lenox D. Baker Papers
Date
1930-1979
Creator
Baker, Lenox D.
Extent
14.00 linear feet
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

The Lenox D. Baker papers contains Baker's administrative and personal papers and correspondence. Types of materials include photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

28 document cases

Arrangement Note

The Lenox D. Baker papers contains one series, Administrative and Personal Papers, which is arranged in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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Access Restrictions

This collection may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Administrative and Personal Papers, 1930-1979

This series contains the administrative correspondence and papers for Dr. Baker in connection with his work as Chief of Orthopaedics at Duke along with his work at the Cerebral Palsy museum, his work at various clinics, and his work with professional societies.

Arrangement note: Arrangement: The collection is stored in alphabetical order.

A - General Correspondence, 1942-1971
Box 1
Activities, programs, and meetings, 1962-1964
Box 1
Adams, Chick: Board of Trustees letters, 1968-1969
Box 1
Air force: Training Program, 1952-1962
Box 1
Allen - Duke, 1965-1969
Box 1
AMA - Physical Therapy Advisory Committee, folder 1, 1957-1961
Box 1
AMA - Physical Therapy Advisory Committee, folder 2, 1957-1961
Box 1
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy, 1952-1969
Box 1
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1940-1945
Box 1
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1946-1949
Box 1
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1950-1959
Box 1
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1960-1965
Box 1
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1966-1969
Box 2
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Liaison Committee, 1960
Box 2
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Liaison Committee, February 1961- June 1961
Box 2
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Liaison Committee, July 1961- November 1961
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1953-1959
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1960-1962
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1963-1965
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1966-1967
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1968
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1969
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, 1970-1971
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association, undated
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association: Gavel Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association: Resident Guest, 1964-1971
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association: Resident Guest, 1969
Box 2
American Orthopaedic Association: Resident Guest Committee, 1966-1970
Box 3
American Orthopaedic Association: 79th Annual Meeting, 1966
Box 3
Letters Regarding Vancouver AOA Meeting, June 15-20, 1964
Box 3
Anlyan, Dr. William G., 1964-1966
Box 3
Appointments, 1937-1967
Box 3
Army Institute of Pathology, 1946-1961
Box 3
Arthritis Program, 1955-1963
Box 3
Athletic Department (Duke University), 1960-1966
Box 3
Restricted: Awards: crippled Children, 1953-1954
Box 3
Azuma, Governor Ryotano, 1965-1966
Box 3
B - General Correspondence, folder 1, 1955-1971
Box 3
B - General Correspondence, folder 2, 1955-1971
Box 3
Baker, Lenox D.: Education, training, etc., 1969
Box 3
Baker, Lenox D.: General Correspondence, 1942-1970
Box 3
Baker, Lenox D. : Medical School and Residency Training, 1930-1936
Box 3
Baker, Lenox Jr., 1966-1971
Box 3
Baker, Robert F., 1966-1970
Box 3
Mr. Barnes, 1958-1969
Box 3
Restricted: Battle Creek Clinic, 1960-1963
Box 3
Battle Creek Clinic, 1965-1969
Box 3
Bennett, Dr. Robert, 1945-1957
Box 4
Dr. Bennett: Hall of Fame, 1937-1962
Box 4
Bugg, E.L., 1952-1971
Box 4
Baker, Dr. Roger, 1957-1961
Box 4
Bradford - Columbia, 1968-1969
Box 4
Bennett Place, 1971
Box 4
Bennett Place Restoration, folder 1, 1958-1963
Box 4
Bennett Place Restoration, folder 2, 1958-1963
Box 4
Biographical Sketches, 1958-1971
Box 4
Book Reviews, 1960
Box 4
Boy Scouts (Texarkana, Tex.), 1956-1971
Box 4
Buildings: Names For, 1955-1970
Box 4
C - General Correspondence, folder 1, 1937-1971
Box 5
C - General Correspondence, folder 2, 1937-1971
Box 5
Cameron (Eddie) Project, 1959-1972
Box 5
Cerebral Palsy Football Game, 1962-1964
Box 5
Cerebral Palsy Football Game, 1964-1965
Box 5
Cerebral Palsy Hospital Dedication, 1950
Box 5
Cerebral Palsy Hospital: Blumenthal, Edna, 1952-1971
Box 5
Cerebral Palsy Hospital: Miscellaneous, folder 1, 1952-1972
Box 6
Cerebral Palsy Hospital: Miscellaneous, folder 2, 1952-1972
Box 6
Cerebral Palsy Hospital: Miscellaneous, folder 3, 1952-1972
Box 6
Cerebral Palsy Hospital: Miss Vick, 1955-1971
Box 6
Cerebral Palsy Panel on Protocol National Institute of Health, 1955
Box 6
Cerebral Palsy Research, 1950-1965
Box 6
Cerebral Palsy: Surgery Performed at Duke, 1952-1955
Box 6
Restricted: Cerebral Palsy: Surgery Performed at Duke, 1952-1955
Box 6
Chapel of Nameless Woman, 1966
Box 6
Cleland - Chapel Material, 1965-1971
Box 6
Clinics: Ahoskie Clinic, 1952-1960
Box 6
Clinics: Clinton Clinic, 1953-1971
Box 6
Clinics: Concord Clinic, 1952-1954
Box 6
Clinics: Greenville Clinic, 1957
Box 6
Clinics: Highpoint Clinic, 1952
Box 6
Clinics: Lumberton Clinic, 1953-1954
Box 6
Clinics: Morehead City Clinic, 1952-1968
Box 7
Clinics: Smithfield Clinic, 1956
Box 7
Clinics: Wilmington Clinic, 1956-1958
Box 7
Clinics: Wilson Clinic, 1953-1963
Box 7
Clinics: Winston Salem Clinic, 1955
Box 7
Clinics Visited, 1937-1957
Box 7
Committees, 1959-1970
Box 7
Community Hospital, 1954-1967
Box 7
Condolences, 1958-1963
Box 7
Condolences, 1964-1966
Box 7
Condolences, 1967-1968
Box 7
Condolences, 1969-1970
Box 7
Condolences, 1971-1972, undated
Box 7
Congratulatory Letters, folder 1, 1971-1972
Box 7
Congratulatory Letters, folder 2, 1971-1972
Box 7
Credentials Committee Inspection, 1967
Box 8
Mr. Crenshaw, 1960-1962
Box 8
Job Specifications/ S.B. # 178, undated
Box 8
North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital - Lenox D. Baker Cerebral Palsy Hospital, 1971
Box 8
United Cerebral Palsy, 1969-1971
Box 8
D - General Correspondence, 1952-1971
Box 8
Dr. Davison, 1955-1970
Box 8
De Rogatis, Al, 1970
Box 8
Dog, 1953
Box 8
Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 1961-1962
Box 8
Durham County Hospital, 1969
Box 8
Durham Outstanding Handicapped, October 14, 1965
Box 8
E - General Correspondence, 1952-1971
Box 8
East Carolina College of Medicine, 1965-1971
Box 8
Easter Seal Society Crippled Children and Adults, 1971
Box 8
Ellsasser Washington, St. Louis, 1969
Box 8
Exhibits, 1939-1955
Box 8
F - General Correspondence, 1953-1971
Box 8
Fellowships, 1955-1963
Box 8
Fellowship Committee, 1946-1950
Box 8
Fellowship Reports, 1946-1951
Box 9
Dubois and Kingdom - National Foundation Etc. (Fellowships, money for Fellowships), 1946-1951
Box 9
Football Classic - Cerebral Palsy, 1976
Box 9
Foreign Places (Places to Visit), 1964-1972
Box 9
For Meetings File, 1942-1960
Box 9
Frymoyer - Vermont, 1963-1969
Box 9
G - General Correspondence, 1947-1971
Box 9
Dr. Gardner, 1961-1964
Box 10
GI Bill Adjustments, Training Program, 1947
Box 10
Gifts, 1961-1966
Box 10
Restricted: Gifts and Donations, 1961
Box 10
Glasson, Dr. John, 1949-1971
Box 10
Dr. Goldner, 1967-1971
Box 10
GP Book Review, 1964-1971
Box 10
Grandfather Golf Country Club, October 22-25, 1970
Box 10
Grants, 1947-1966
Box 10
Greensboro Daily News, folder 1, August 1, 1971
Box 11
Greensboro Daily News, folder 2, August 1, 1971
Box 11
Groceries, 1971
Box 11
Gross - Toronto, 1969
Box 11
Gudakunst, Dr. Don W, 1945-1949
Box 11
Guatemala Trip, November 15-29, 1970
Box 11
H - General Correspondence, folder 1, 1950-1972
Box 11
H - General Correspondence, folder 2, 1950-1972
Box 11
Hall of Fame NC Sports, 1969
Box 12
Hart, Dr. Daryl, 1951-1967
Box 12
Herald Sun Paper, 1964-1965
Box 12
Hill, Watts, 1963
Box 12
History of Orthopaedics and Cerebral Palsy in NC, circa 1969-1970
Box 12
History of Orthopaedics in N.C., Speech at Johns Hopkins, 1964-1970
Box 12
Hoke, Dr. Michael, 1944-1947
Box 12
Honors, 1967
Box 12
I - General Correspondence, 1953-1970
Box 12
Instructor's Reports, 1947
Box 12
Interurban, folder 1, 1962-1972
Box 12
Interurban, folder 2, 1962-1972
Box 12
Interurban Itinerary St. Louis, 1971
Box 13
Irwin, Ed C., folder 1, 1945-1964
Box 13
Irwin, Ed C., folder 2, 1955-1962
Box 13
J - General Correspondence, 1945-1972
Box 13
Jacobs, Dr. Julian E. (Training Program), 1947-1958
Box 13
Jeter - Oklahoma, 1966-1968
Box 13
Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1941-1953
Box 13
Amos Johnson and Board of Trustees, 1965
Box 13
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Editorial Board of Trustees, 1960-1971
Box 13
K - Correspondence, folder 1, 1939-1961
Box 14
K - Correspondence, folder 2, 1939-1961
Box 14
Kimmelsteil, Dr. Paul - Charlotte Memorial Hospital, 1946-1950
Box 14
King, Dr. Lecter S., 1967-1968
Box 14
Kinney, Dr. Thomas, 1960
Box 14
L - General Correspondence, 1940-1971
Box 14
Lawrence, Dr. Ben, 1962
Box 14
Lectures and Presentations, 1960-1964
Box 14
Liaison Com. (Officers), 1955-1962
Box 14
Library Committee, 1942-1960
Box 14
Library - Orthopaedic Clinic, 1968
Box 15
Lincoln Hospital (Director's Meeting), 1948-1970
Box 15
Mc - General Correspondence, 1945-1971
Box 15
M - General Correspondence, folder 1, 1954-1971
Box 15
M - General Correspondence, folder 2, 1954-1971
Box 15
Mann, Ted, 1964-1968
Box 16
Mecklenburg County Medical Society, Charlotte, March 17, 1964
Box 16
Medical - Legal, 1959-1962
Box 16
Medical Tribune, Letters Concerning, 1963
Box 16
Medicare (NC State Board of Health), 1965-1966
Box 16
Memberships / Meetings Attended, 1936-1957
Box 16
Memorandums - Training Program, 1947-1952
Box 16
Michigan Society For Crippled Children, 1960
Box 16
Miller, Dr. O.L., 1939-1951
Box 16
Miller, Dr. Oscar L. - Charlotte, N.C., 1946-1971
Box 16
Memoirs Dr. O.L. Miller, 1953,1961
Box 16
Miller Memorial, 1971
Box 17
Some Recollections of My Years With Dr. Michael Hoke - Dr. O.L. Miller, 1961-1971
Box 17
Miscellaneous - Training Program, 1945-1958
Box 17
Moore, 1964-1968
Box 17
N - General Correspondence, 1951-1971
Box 17
National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis - Landauer, Dr. Kenneth, 1947-1951
Box 17
Navy Applicants, 1965
Box 17
Navy Correspondence - Re: Naval Trainees For Orthopaedic Training Program, 1952-1961
Box 17
Navy Trainees - Accepted, 1947-1950
Box 17
Neville, Robert J., M.D., 1949-1951
Box 17
NCMS, 1969-1972
Box 17
NCMS: Executive Council File, 1947-1961
Box 17
NCMS: Legislation, 1958-1962
Box 17
NCMS: Negotiations Committee Nominating Committee, 1958-1965
Box 17
NCMS: Nominating Committee, 1958-1964
Box 18
NCMS: Politics, folder 1, 1957-1971
Box 18
NCMS: Politics, folder 2, 1957-1971
Box 18
NCMS: Politics, folder 3, 1957-1971
Box 18
NCMS: Politics, folder 4, 1957-1971
Box 18
NFIP Training Program: October 1949 Meeting in Durham, 1948-1953
Box 19
Norfleet, Miss Dell (Grizzelle), folder 1, 1936-1950
Box 19
Norfleet, Miss Dell (Grizzelle), folder 2, 1936-1950
Box 19
Norfleet, Miss Dell (Grizzelle), folder 3, 1936-1950
Box 19
Norfleet, Miss Dell (Grizzelle), folder 4, 1952-1971
Box 19
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, 1955-1972
Box 19
North Carolina State Board of Health, 1956-1971
Box 19
North Carolina Rehabilitation Association Conference, Winston Salem, 1966
Box 20
North Carolina State Board of Health: Advisory Commission File, folder 1, 1953-1971
Box 20
North Carolina State Board of Health: Advisory Commission File, folder 2, 1953-1971
Box 20
North Carolina State Board of Health: Minutes of Board Meetings, 1964-1966
Box 20
North Carolina State Board of Health, President, 1964-1971
Box 20
North Carolina State Board of Health: Dr. Jacob Koomen, 1965
Box 20
Restricted: Notification of Personnel Action, Department of the Army, 1964
Box 20
O'Connor, Basil, folder 1, 1952-1967
Box 21
O'Connor, Basil, folder 2, 1952-1967
Box 21
Other Correspondence, 1961-1969
Box 21
P - General Correspondence, 1953-1971
Box 21
Palmer, 1966-1971
Box 21
Physical Therapy, 1958-1959
Box 21
Physical Therapy Department Communications, 1959, 1961
Box 21
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, 1954-1956
Box 22
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, 1957-1970
Box 22
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society: Travel, 1962, 1963, 1967
Box 22
President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped, 1958-1971
Box 22
Programs Appeared On, 1937-1971
Box 22
Prostigmine File, 1946
Box 22
Publications - Fellowship, 1947-1954
Box 22
Publication Lists, 1938-1971
Box 22
Publications: The Bulletin, December 1968
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: The Consultant, 1961
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: Department of Surgery, 1959-1964
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: General Practice, 1966-1968
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: Modern Medicine, 1962
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: North Carolina Medical Journal, 1958
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: Southern Medical Journal, 1950,1961
Box 22
Publications and Correspondence: Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases, 1963
Box 22
R - Correspondence, 1951-1971
Box 23
Rehabilitation, 1959
Box 23
Rehabilitation Center, 1954-1956
Box 23
Requisitions - Orthopaedic Training Program, 1945-1950
Box 23
Research Fellowship United Cerebral Palsy, 1960-1962
Box 23
Research Triangle, 1967-1969
Box 23
Former Resident's Replies To Request For Orthopaedic History, 1969
Box 23
Retirement, 1967
Box 23
Roberts, Dr. William M. - Gastonia, N.C., 1945-1968
Box 23
Reply To Memorandum Number 64, 1950
Box 23
Reprints, Lenox D. Baker, 1949-1966
Box 23
Resident - Guest, 1967-1970
Box 24
Resident - Guest, 1966, 1970
Box 24
Resident - Guest, 1967,1968
Box 24
S - General Correspondence, folder 1, 1955-1971
Box 24
S - General Correspondence, folder 2, 1955-1971
Box 24
Sabiston, Dr. David, 1964-1971
Box 24
Sanford, 1970
Box 24
Seaboard, 1969-1970
Box 24
Shands, Alfred R., 1968
Box 25
Shands, Dr. Alfred R. and Ghormley, Ralph, 1945-1955
Box 25
Shands, Dr. A.R. - The Nemours Foundation, 1937-1944
Box 25
Shrine Burn Unit, 1963-1968
Box 25
Spring Meeting (Training Program) Charlotte, 1947-1949
Box 25
Stelling, Dr. Frank, 1950-1967
Box 25
Student Training File, 1964
Box 25
SICOT, 1968
Box 25
Social Security, 1969
Box 25
Southern Conference Trainer's Assignment, 1952
Box 25
Southern Medical Association, 1956-1971
Box 25
Southern Medical Association Editorial Committee, folder 1, 1944-1971
Box 26
Southern Medical Association Editorial Committee, folder 2, 1944-1971
Box 26
Southern Railway Co. Orthopaedist, 1958-1970
Box 26
Southern Surgical Association, 1969-1971
Box 26
Thompson, Dr. Hugh, 1963-1970
Box 26
Taylor, Daniel E., folder 1, 1955-1967
Box 26
Taylor, Daniel E., folder 2, 1955-1967
Box 26
Schedule Lectures - Training, 1936-1957
Box 26
T - General Correspondence, 1938-1971
Box 27
Taylor Foundation, 1968-1971
Box 27
Teaching, 1960-1970
Box 27
Telethon UCP, 1969-1970
Box 27
That Something, 1944-1958
Box 27
ToBac Club, 1964-1972
Box 27
Toward Highway Safety, 1964
Box 27
Training Program and Correspondence Letter File, 1948-1962
Box 27
U - General Correspondence, undated
Box 27
United of Omaha, 1958
Box 27
V - Correspondence, 1956-1979
Box 27
Viets, Dr. Henry R. - Boston, Mass., 1945-1949
Box 27
Vocational Rehabilitation, 1961-1971
Box 27
Veterans Hospital Staff, 1951-1970
Box 27
W - General Correspondence, folder 1, 1951-1971
Box 28
W - General Correspondence, folder 2, 1951-1971
Box 28
War Department - Consultant Appt., 1948-1949
Box 28
Watts - Harvard, 1968
Box 28
White, Dr. J. Warren, 1946-1957
Box 28
Winkler, Dr. Harry, 1948-1956
Box 28
Dr. Woodhall, 1961, 1964
Box 28
Worthington, Catherine NFIP, 1949-1960
Box 28
XYZ - General Correspondence, 1949-1971
Box 28

2. Scrapbook, undated

Scrapbook, 1956
Box 29

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Lenox D. Baker was born in DeKalb, Tex., in 1902. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 1929, and graduated as part of Duke University School of Medicine's first graduating class in 1932. Dr. Baker married Virginia Flowers, the daughter of the President of Duke University, and later returned to Duke in 1937 as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He came back to Duke in 1937 and became the chief of the Division of Orthopaedics,and established the Duke University Medical Center Orthopaedic and Affiliated Institutions Training Program in 1938. Dr. Baker helped establish the North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital, which originally was on Duke-owned property but was built with state funds. He served as medical director at the Cerebral Palsy Hospital until his retirement in 1972. Prior to his retirement, the hospital was renamed the Lenox Baker Children's Hospital. In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Baker was the team physician for Duke sports activities for thirty years and was inaugurated into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions. Dr. Baker was involved in outlying state orthopaedic clinics and continued this involvement throughout his career. He was also active in numerous state and national organizations. He was a founder and president of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, and was active in the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy, for whom he also served as president. Dr. Baker was elected President of the American Orthopaedic Association in 1964. Dr. Baker was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by Duke University and the Medical Center named him as an outstanding alumnus and teacher. He initiated the fund-raising for the Virginia Flowers Baker Distinguished Professor Chair, which was activated in 1988. After his retirement from Duke, Dr. Baker directed his energies toward the North Carolina State Health Department and became the secretary of the State Department of Human Resources. Dr. Baker died in 1995.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lenox D. Baker Papers, Medical Center Archives, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

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Processing Information

Processed by Brian Goforth, August 2008 Encoded by Brian Goforth, August 2008