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Bobby Joe Baker collection

Identifier: UA 29.031

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of five items. One item is a typescript letter written to Baker on August 6, 1965 by F. P. Bodenheimer. Bodenheimer served on the Board of Trustees and as an officer of the Alumni Association at Appalachian and wrote to Baker about the upcoming Alumni College event. One item is a handwritten letter to Baker by John Corey of the Alumni Association, dated 1965, about the upcoming alumni event, possibly the same referred to in Bodenheimer's letter. There are also three certificates issued by the Appalachian Alumni College. Two were awarded to Bobby Joe and the other was awarded to his wife, alumna Rebecca Hoover Baker, who is identified as "Mrs. Bobby Joe Baker" on the certificate. One is dated 1965 and two are dated 1967.


  • 1965-1967


Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals 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 the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical Note

Bobby Joe Baker was born on September 26, 1931 in Rocky Mount, NC to Melvin and Lucille Baker. He graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College in 1954, where he played football. He married his college sweetheart, Rebecca Hoover, in August 1954. Baker died in Raleigh, NC on August 15, 2010.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred by Alumni Affairs in 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Sims, November 2022

Bobby Joe Baker collection
Kim Sims
November 22
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository