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University Archives: Baker Building, 1957

 
Location: southwest corner of Adelbert Road and Euclid Avenue Description: 250 x 65 feet; 60,000 square feet; 3 floors with ground floor and lower level

Formal Name
Newton D. Baker Memorial Building
Named For
Newton D. Baker, trustee
Other Names
Baker Building    

 


Constructed 4/1957 - 10/1958 Razed 11/2004
Architect Garfield, Harris, Schafer, Flynn & Williams
General Contractor
The Cleveland Construction Company

 


Cost 1958: $1,526,950?
Financing
1958: proceeds from sale of Newton Diehl Baker Memorial and the Card Building; gifts from alumni and other sources

Occupants
1958-1959 Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off., WRU Mathematics and Statistics Dept.
  1959-1961 Bureau of Business Research, Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off., WRU Mathematics and Statistics Dept.
  1961-1963 Bureau of Business Research, Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off., WRU Political Science Dept.
  1963-1965 Bureau of Business Research, Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off., WRU Philosophy Dept.
  1965-1968 Bureau of Business Research, Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off.
  1968-1969 Dively Center, Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off.
  1969-1971 Dively Center, Cleveland College, Management
  1971-1972 Dively Center, Cleveland College, Management, Instructional Computing Off.
  1972-1974 Dively Center, Western Reserve College, Management, Instructional Computing Off., Continuing Education Off.
  1974-1975 Alumni Office, Complex Systems Institute, Continuing Education Off., Instructional Computing Off., Library Science, Western Reserve College
  1975-1977 Alumni Office, Development, Continuing Education Off., Instructional Computing Off., Library Science, Western Reserve College
  1977-1981 Development, Continuing Education Off., Instructional Computing Off., Library Science, Western Reserve College
  1981-1985 Development, Continuing Education Off., Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Library Science, Western Reserve College
  1985-1986 Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Library Science, Western Reserve College, Undergraduate Studies Off.
  1986-1987 Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Western Reserve College, Undergraduate Studies Off.
  1987-1990 Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies Off.
  1990-1991 Information Systems Off., Alumni Office, Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies Off.
  1991-1993 Information Systems Off., Alumni Office, Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies Off., Internal Audit
  1993-2000 Alumni Office, Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies Off., Internal Audit
  2000-2003 Plant Services, Alumni Office, Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies Off., Internal Audit
  2003-2004 Plant Services, Alumni Office, Development, Instructional Computing Off., Graduate Studies, Internal Audit
Uses 1958-2004 classes, offices, ceremonies, performances and lectures

 


 

Ceremonies
Groundbreaking: 4/28/1957 Cornerstone: 11/2/1957 Dedication: 11/16/1958
Trivia
First University building razed in the 21st century.

 

Alterations and Modifications

Description
1981: renovation of Baker Lounge
Cost
$45,000
Financing
operating funds

 

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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