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Carl Baldwin Collection

Identifier: M87:4-M87:3-M87:16-M87:19

Scope and Contents

Carl R. Baldwin was a prominent investigative reporter and historian for the Metro-East, Illinois region, reporting for the East St. Louis Journal and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He began his journalism career in 1925 for the East St. Louis Journal as a sports writer before moving to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting first on the newspaper's East Side beat before transferring to national storylines and eventually taking on an administrative and teaching role. After Baldwin's retirement from journalism, he focused on publishing works on Illinois history. His first book, "Echoes of Their Voices" was published in 1978 and his second book, "Captains of the Wilderness" was published in 1986. Both focus on the settlement of Illinois in the early 17th and 18th centuries.

The collection consists of scrapbooks, manuscripts, correspondence, and regional research related to his career as a Metro-East journalist and the research and publication of his works on regional history.


  • 1920 - 1980


21 Cubic Feet (8 Record Cartons, 1 Hollinger, 12 Flat Hollingers)

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Carl Baldwin Collection
November 1987
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Unique Collections Repository

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