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Adelaide Lovett Baker papers

Identifier: AAA 9518

A photocopy of Edgar Odell Lovett's address to the Houston Art League, April 12, 1918; and the 1926 Annual Report of the Fourth Annual Series of Thursday Art Reviews, Houston, Texas.


  • 1918-1926


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Microfilm reel 1649 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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1 Microfilm Reels

33 Images

Biographical / Historical

Adelaide Lovett Baker was born in Kentucky in 1898. Baker founded the Houston Art League (today the Junior League of Houston) in 1925. The Organization promotes voluntarism and fosters women's potential through social engagement activities that benefit disadvantaged sectors of the population.

Sources: Junior League of Houston, about,, accessed May 13th, 2020.

Find a Grave, Adelaide Lovett Baker,, accessed May 13th, 2020.

AAA online guide

Acquisition Information

Donated 1979 by Adelaide L. Baker. (From Smithsonian AAA)

Note: The Adelaide Lovett Baker were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing the Baker papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, the Baker papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository