Section: Photograph Collection

Box Code: Baron 1

Shelf Location: Baron 1 is shelved on shelf number 14

Shelf Location: Separates are shelved in Edinboro Room with slide collections

Date Finding Aid Created/Updated: April 2003

Title: Justina Baron and Kathy Williams Collection

Inclusive Dates: 1885-1989 Many items in this collection did not have identifiable dates. Some items may lie outside of the date range.

Creator: Justina Baron

Extent: 1 box, .3 linear feet, 9 slide boxes, 4 three-ring binders of slides, 4 carousels of slides.

Edinboro University Archives
Baron- Forness Library
Edinboro University
Edinboro, Pa 16444

The Justina Baron and Kathy Williams Collection contains selected information from the life of Justina Baron. The collection is separated in two series: the Gifts and the Slides. This material provides insight into Ms. Baron’s 40-year career in Edinboro.

Acquisition Information: This collection was donated as two separate gifts. The first contained the slide collection was donated Justina and the photographs and other textual material was given by Katy Williams, Justina’s grandniece.

Preferred Citation:
Justina Baron and Katy Williams Collection
Edinboro University Archives

Access Restriction: Available to Researchers

Copyright: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 2003

Alternative Format: A partial exhibit of the slides is available at Baron Collection.

Biographic Information:
Justina Baron was a dedicated member of the Edinboro family. She attended Edinboro and later became a librarian at Edinboro from 1925 to 1965. Justina was influential both as a librarian and as part of the Alumni Association, where she served as the executive secretary (1937-1962). Miss Baron also was the faculty advisor to the photography club. In addition to her work in the library, she taught children’s literature, school law and library methods. The “new” library of 1976 was named in her honor as one of the two most dedicated librarians of their day. Justina passed away on October 22, 2000, she was 100 years old. Her Grandniece, Kathy Williams, donated many items in the collection as well.

Scope and Content Notes:
The collection ranges from 1885 to 1989. There are many items in the collection that are dated. Those items that do not have an identifiable date may alter the date range. Within the collection, there is information on the various gifts that Ms. Baron and her grand niece has donated. Other information includes Ms. Baron’s slides.

Organization of Collection:

I. Justina Baron and Kathy Williams Collection
A. Gifts
B. Slides

Series Description:

This series contains gifts given to the Edinboro community from Justina Baron and Kathy Williams. These gifts include: Margaret Compton’s Highschool Diploma, an invitation and program from the 1911 Edinboro’s Old Home Week and State Normal Semi-Centennial and the Songs of Edinboro booklet.

Also, the series contains a donation of photographs and other university related materials. This section of the series was donated by Justina Baron’s grandniece. There are several identified and unidentified photographs, programs from various social activities on campus, and obituaries of classmates. Also, there is a 1916 yearbook, The Ferule.

The series contains various slides taken by Justina Baron. There are over 4,000 slides in her collection of slides. The contains of the slides range from photographs of Alaska to Northeastern states that include New York, Michigan, and central Pennsylvania. Selected slides are available on the Archives website (located in the Justina Baron Slide Collection).

Controlled Access Terms:
Baron, Justina
Slides (photography)

Contents List:
Box Code: Baron 1

Justina Baron and Kathy Williams Collection gifts
AFSCME contract
Programs from University related activities
Unidentified Photographs #1-8
Identified Photographs #1-20
Justina Baron's 100 birthday, 2 photos
1916 Yearbook The Ferule

Identified Photograph #21

Slides (number of slides)- Location

Alaska (100)- Binder 1
Alaska (140)-Carousal 1
Alpine Tour (400)-Carousal 2
Animals (270)-Box 7
Birds & Animals (80)-
Birds & Clouds (90)-Box 1
Canada & the South (450)-Box 8
Garden Tree Flowers (440)-Box 6
Gardens & Western Wildflowers (270)- Box 2
Misc. Places in the U. S (600)-Binder 3
Nature & Seasons (480)-Binder 4
New England (240)-Box 3
Northeastern U.S. (130)-Box 5
-Central Pennsylvania
-Cook’s Forest, PA
-New York
Scandinavia (140)-Carousal 3
Scandinavia & Gardens (400)-Binder 2
Autumn (140)-
West (390)-Box 4