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Guide to the Anne Baker papers, 1976-2018

Summary

Anne Baker was an abortion counselor, serving as the Director of Counseling at the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois for the majority of her career. The Anne Baker papers consist of informational pamphlets, handouts, forms, workshop evaluations, personal writings, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, VCRs, DVDs, cassettes, buttons, and sweatshirts.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11441
Title
Anne Baker papers
Date
1976-2014
Creator
Baker, Anne, 1951-
Extent
4.7 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Anne Baker papers contains documentation of Baker's personal life and of her professional role as the Director of Counseling at the Hope Clinic of Granite City, Illinois. They include materials from workshops and trainings she gave, secondary literature about abortion counseling, correspondence, materials from different protests that she and other Hope Clinic staff attended, personal notes, histories of the Hope Clinic, and newspaper clippings from the kidnapping of Dr. Hector Zevallos and his wife Jean Rosalie Zevallos.

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Arrangement

Files are organized into six different series. These include: Abortion-related workshops and inservices, 1981-1999; Hope Clinic for Women, 1976-2013; Personal, 1978-2014; Publications, 1979-1988; Books, Pamphlets, and Thesis, 1988-2000s; and Audio-Visual, 1985-2010.

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[Identification of item], Anne Baker papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Birth Control inservice, n.d.
Box 1
Breaking Up workshop, n.d.
Box 1
Decision-Making Process workshop, 1989
Box 1
Grieving and Loss inservice, 1983
Box 1
Fetal Development inservice, 1981
Box 1
Guilt workshops, 1981-1983,1985, 1987
Box 1
Letting Go of Other People's Problems inservice, n.d.
Box 1
Life and Death inservice, 1983
Box 1
Managing Stress inservice, n.d.
Box 1
Patient Care inservice, 1982
Box 1
Pregnancy Testing Counseling workshop, n.d.
Box 1
Purpose of Pre-Abortion Counseling inservice, n.d.
Box 1
Burn-Out workshop, n.d.
Box 1
Repeated Abortion workshop, n.d.
Box 1
Second Trimester Expansion from First Trimester clinic inservice, 1982
Box 1
Stress, Sanity, and Survival inservice, n.d.
Box 1
Post Trauma Debriefing workshop, n.d.
Box 1
Tubals at Hope inservice, 1982
Box 1
Vasectomy inservice, 1986
Box 1
Where Do You Work? workshop, 1981
Box 1
Why Counseling Sometimes Takes Longer workshop, n.d.
Box 1
Repeat Abortion and 2nd Trimester Abortion workshops, 1999
Box 1
National Abortion Federation Workshop - Emotional Pain: Exploring Counseling Issues, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Box 1
Shame/Guilt inservice, n.d.
Box 1
Religious inservice, 1990 and n.d.
Box 1
Organizational materials, 1980s, 2010, and n.d
Box 1
Abortion counseling materials, 2002 and n.d.
Box 1
Abortion - mental health resources: Hope Clinic counselors' readings, 2010
Box 1
Hope Clinic counselors' meetings and inservices, 1978-1986
Box 1
Informational resources, 1978, 1980s
Box 1
Resources to address spiritual concerns of abortion patients, n.d.
Box 1
Workshop responses, n.d.
Box 1
Panel on religion/spirituality and abortion materials, 1997-1998
Box 1
Counselor training resources, 1984, 1990 and n.d.
Box 1
Abortion resources, 1978-2009
Box 1
Administrative materials, 1978-2011
Box 1
Workshops, handouts, and evaluations, 1978-2001 and n.d.
Box 1
Women and Alcoholism materials, 1976-1996 and n.d.
Box 1
Workshop training, 1987 and n.d.
Box 1
Abortion counseling pamphlets/resources, 1982-2012
Box 1
Abortion scholarship, 2012-2013 and n.d.
Box 1
Workshop materials, 1980, 1985, 1988 & n.d.
Box 1
Workshop materials, 1993
Box 5
Job Performance Evaluation, 1976-2005
Box 5
Herstory of Abortion Counseling at Hope Clinic for Women, 1976-2012
Box 5
Secondary Literature and Legal Testimony Concerning the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, 1983-2013
Box 5
Abortion and Options Counseling Correspondence, 1994-2000
Box 5
The Kidnapping of Dr. Hector Zevallos and his wife Rosalie Jean Zevallos, 1982-1984
Box 5
Photographs, 1989-2001
Box 5
Sweatshirts and T-shirt, 1982-2009
Box 6
Buttons, Mug and Plastic Fetus Figurine, 1989-1994
Box 7
Autobiography, 1983
Box 1
Correspondence, 1979-1990, 2002
Box 1
Correspondence -Email printouts, 2002-2012
Box 1
Resume and Writings, 1982, 1986, 2008, 2011
Box 1
Personal materials, 1978-2014
Box 1
Turn of the Century Reflection, 1999
Box 1
Pamphlet - Abortion Legislation in Canada: Reflections, 1988
Box 1
Hope News issues, 1980, 1981, 1985
Box 1
Newspaper/Magazine articles concerning abortion, 1979, 1983, and n.d.
Box 1
Original newspaper clippings of Dr. Zevallo's kidnapping, 1982
Box 2
Anne Baker's Masters Thesis: Post-Abortion Emotions and How Women Cope, 1988
Box 1
Abortion and Options Counseling, book by Anne Baker, 1995
Box 3
Personhood, the Bible and the Abortion Debate, 1990
Box 3
Herbal Abortion: the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, 1994
Box 3
Mandatory Motherhood: the True Meaning of "Right to Life", 1974
Box 3
Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of Birth Control, 1969
Box 3
A Clinician's Guide to Medical and Surgical Abortion, 1999
Box 3
Post-Abortion Emotions and How Women Cope, Thesis by Anne Baker (Book), 1988
Box 3
Correspondence accompanying texts, 1990s-2000s
Box 3
Options No Single Answer: Effective Pregnancy Options Counseling, 1993
(1 VHS, 1 VHS tape in original case.)
Box 4
Hope Clinic Inservice Fr. Fly (copy) & Religious pt., 1985
(1 VHS)
Box 4
Fr. Fly & Religious Pt. 2, 2000
(1 VHS)
Box 4
Baptist Rev. Paul Duke (Long Version), 1993
(1 audiocassettes)
Box 4
"Faith Aloud" and Anne Baker Interview- my story/Uncut Rev. Rebecca Turner, 2010
(1 DVD, 1 DVD with corresponding event program.)
Box 4
When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories, 1992
(1 VHS)
Box 4
 

Historical Note

Anne Baker received her B.A. in Social Welfare from S.I.U. Edwardsville in 1975. She went on to work at the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis from 1975-1976. Baker received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lindenwood College. In 1995, she published Abortion and Options Counseling: A Comprehensive Reference. Baker worked as a counselor and later the Director of Counseling at the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois from 1976-2012.

The collection also contains significant records of the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Illinois. The Hope Clinic was founded in 1974 with Dr. Hector Zevallos as the medical director. The clinic was bombed and subsequently rebuilt in 1982. Dr. Hector Zevallos and his wife Rosalie Jean Zevallos were kidnapped by an anti-abortion terrorist group called the Army of God. They were released eight days later. The Hope Clinic remains in operation today, although the counseling wing of the clinic was disbanded in 2012 due to budget cuts.


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Provenance

The Anne Baker papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2014 and 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Michelle Runyon and Laura Valentine: March 2019.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2014-0215, 2018-0119