Maudell Baker Collection, 1921-2019Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Maudell Baker Collection, 1921-2019Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 141
Primary Creator: Baker, Maudell Gentry (1913-2019)
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/2019
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of two boxes of materials related to Maudell Baker's life and career.

Biographical Note

Maudell Gentry Baker was born on August 25, 1913, in Henrietta, Texas, where the family lived on a farm. As a pianist, she earned the first Bachelor of Music degree offered at what is now the University of North Texas, graduating in 1934. A Denton Record-Chronicle article from May 30, 1934 noted that "The degree was authorized five years ago, but the requirements for it were so rigid that not until this spring were they fully completed by a student." While at North Texas, she studied piano with Mary Anderson and performed with Floyd "'Fessor" Graham and pianist Mrs. W.R. Vivrett Jr., among others, and she was elected to the Kappa Delta Pi honor society. After graduating, she taught in the Fort Worth school district and later lived in Nocona and in Paris, Texas, but spent much of her life in Gainesville, Texas after marrying Hank Baker. She continued teaching piano and organ, authored instructional materials for teaching music to very young children, and played piano for the Grand Avenue Baptist Church and the Gainesville State School. She was also an avid painter, painting scenes from nature and ranch life in Texas in watercolor and oil, and teaching lessons. Maudell Baker died in Gainesville, Texas on June 28, 2019 at the age of 105.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Processing Information: This collection has not yet been processed, and collection dates are an estimate.


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