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The Bell Laboratories series documents Baker's career at Bell Labs and research undertaken by the lab under his leadership. Areas of research include materials science, polymers, optical fibers, UNIX, systems engineering, and many other technologies. These papers include reports, memoranda, notes, planning documents, and correspondence regarding Bell Labs research projects, as well as articles about the lab and Bell Labs researchers. The series also includes Baker's correspondence, as well as notes on meetings and telephone conversations, with colleagues at universities, other labs, and in government. Major subjects include their research, potentials for collaboration, recent articles and conferences, lab visits, and questions regarding facts and technology, as well as invitations, appreciation for his contributions, and congratulations on promotions and his retirement. Also included are Baker's appointment calendars and weekly schedules, his meeting notes and materials from the Board of Directors and Council meetings, and lab publications and product manuals.
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The Biographical series contains materials regarding Baker's career and life and includes articles, interviews and oral histories, his diaries, awards and appointments, family correspondence, photographs, and weekly schedules for his retirement years. The articles include papers written by and about Baker regarding his life, as well as materials collected by A. Michael Noll on three CDs. The earlier diaries include references to his research at Bell Labs, while diaries beginning in the 1950s are predominantly concerned with his daily life. The awards and appointments materials include awards certificates, correspondence about accepted the awards and congratulations, his acceptance speeches, programs, and articles. Most awards are from academic and professional organizations or corporations for his contributions to science, from government agencies for his service, and honorary degrees from universities. The photographs include portraits of Baker, Baker receiving awards, at events, or with members of boards he served on, and personal photographs of unidentified people and landscapes. The weekly schedules record meetings and events that Baker attended, and also include correspondence about the events, itineraries, and expenses.
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The Correspondence series spans Baker's entire career at Bell Labs, as well as his advisory work and his retirement. The majority of the correspondence is between Baker and other scientists and scholars discussing recent papers and issues in their fields, as well as invitations to Baker for events and speaking engagements and congratulations to Baker for his various promotions, appointments, and awards. The series also contains correspondence related to his membership and leadership in professional organizations, the management of Bell Labs, correspondence with government officials related to his service on committees and as an advisor, and phone messages taken for Baker.
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The Writings series contains copies of Baker's speeches and articles, typically either offprints or photocopies of publications, with the majority written after his retirement from Bell Labs in 1980. Earlier writings, before 1955, were predominantly technical science papers related to his own chemistry research at Bell Labs. Beginning in 1955, his writings were concerned with the overall focus of Bell Lab's research, communications science and technology, the impact of science on business and government, government support for research, and general analyses on conducting scientific research. Beginning in the 1970s, he also frequently wrote about encouraging innovation in research, the role of science and technology in government and society, and the education system, especially in the sciences. After his retirement in 1980, in addition to continuing to write about these subjects, he also wrote about the future of technology and information systems. Baker also wrote about national materials policy periodically throughout his career.
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This subseries documents the activities of the Southern Regional Office from the 1960's to the 1980's, including records of its formation and the court cases in which its staff litigated. In general, this subseries contains correspondence, memos, court documents, amicus briefs, publications, testimony, reports and studies, administrative files, personnel records, meeting minutes, and documents related to the history of the office. The Southern Regional Office files are grouped under eleven headings: Administrative files, Affiliates, Briefs, Case Files, Challenges, Georgia Voting Rights Legislation, Minority Land Project, Operation Southern Justice, Staff, and Subject files.
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Subseries 5C: Washington, D.C. Regional Office, 1894-2005

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The Washington, D.C. Regional Office records document the ACLU's involvement with national legislation and government actions. The records include testimony of ACLU staff, correspondence lobbying legislators, publications and correspondence to mobilize public opinion, and the ACLU's research materials, including documents released by the government through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The office addressed any legislation or government practices which involved civil liberties concerns. Areas of particular concern include government abuse of power, especially denial of due process in the name of national security, the legality of intelligence gathering and covert operations of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), governmental secrecy and the rights of citizens to information, and immigration and international travel to and from the United States.
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Series 5: Regional Offices, 1859-2005

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The Regional Offices series documents the work and administration of the ACLU's three regional offices: Mountain States Regional Office, concerned with civil rights in the west and Native American rights, the Southern Regional Office, focusing on civil rights in the south, and the Washington, D.C. office, which concentrates on national legislation and the actions of the federal government. The files include correspondence, case files, office publications, research files, and the papers of individual staff members. Please see the subseries descriptions for additional information about the contents of each subseries.
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Series 3: Clippings and Articles, 1939-1967

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The Clippings and Articles series includes newspaper clippings, cartoons, and published articles. Clippings collected from the 1940s deal with World War II and include topics such as Mussolini, the Ciano Diaries, and Hitler and the Nazis. In the late 1940s the subjects transition to the Cold War and secrecy and security, focusing more on public statements by Dulles and articles relating to the Central Intelligence Agency.