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University Archives: Baker Building, 1942

 
Location: 167 Public Square Description: Main section 6 stories with basement, 100x80 feet; 2-story section between main section and auditorium of 95x16 feet; 1-story auditorium section of 100x70 feet with stage section 30x50 feet; total interior area 69,793 square feet; construction of steel and concrete; Public Square and East 2nd Street sides are of stone (south and east sides of building); north and west walls are of brick

This property continued in use after 1949. Post-1949 research is not yet completed.


Formal Name
Newton Diehl Baker Memorial
Named For
Newton D. Baker, trustee
Other Names
Cleveland College
Chamber of Commerce
   

 


 

Cost 1929-1932 rent: $30,000 per year
1931-1933 rent: $40,000 per year
1934 rent: $45,000 per year
1942 purchase: ?
Financing
1929-1942 rent: ?
1942 purchase: Loan

Occupants
1929-1949+: Cleveland College
Uses
1929-1949+: Academic or administrative

 


Bought
4/1942: from Cleveland Chamber of Commerce
Leased
1929-1942: from Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

 


 

Ceremonies
Dedication and naming: 12/4/1942
Trivia
First WRU building named for Newton D. Baker

 

Alterations and Modifications

Description
1929: Unspecified alterations
Cost
$104,000 ($75,000 for alterations; $29,000 for furniture and equipment)
Financing
Loan

 

Alterations and Modifications

Description
1948: Converted A. Caswell Ellis Auditorium to a lounge and recreation center
Cost
$5,000?

 

This summary was compiled by staff of the University Archives from sources in the custody of the Archives.

 

Collections FAQ

Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like
- "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out);
- "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
- "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) 
Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?

Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.

Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.

What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD  (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!

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