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Anderson E. Bakewell Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 66]

Identifier: DOC MSS 66

Scope and Contents

The Anderson Bakewell collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, official documents, correspondence from friends and family, and memorial materials, which illuminate the life of an adventurous man. Much of the collection is from a scrapbook kept by his sister, Mrs. Nancy Altvater. There is much information about his travels and exploration in Central and South America, Canada, India, and the Himalayas. Many of the materials in this collection are from after his death.

The collection holds several obituaries from various newpapers; photographs from his life and from his funeral service; correspondence between Mrs. Nancy Altvater and friends; several publications about Bakewell's life and work; materials from his funeral mass; and sympathy cards to Nancy Altvater from loved ones.


  • 1915-1999
  • Majority of material found in 1940-1999
  • Date acquired: 2009-08-18


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Please contact the Saint Louis University Archives for details.


1.00 Linear Feet

75 items other_unmapped

Language of Materials



The Anderson Bakewell collection is divided into two series: the scrapbook and the personal files. The scrapbook is a collection primarily of newspaper clippings detailing Bakewell's adventures. The personal series is divided into nine folders: 1. Miscellaneous: includes his baptismal certificate, several articles about his life, a pamphlet from Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Delta, etc. 2.  Ordination announcement. 3. Mass in the Wilderness materials. 4. Photograph copies. 5. Correspondence (between Nancy Altvater and friends, about Andy) 6. Obituaries. 7. Photograph copies, from funeral mass. (includes the card with which they came, from Lisa Diaz) 8. Funeral/memorial materials: memorial cards, mass program, and commemoration. 9. Sympathy cards.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy B. Altvater

Separated Materials

Please see art print of Father Bakewell which has been separated from the manuscript collection to the Anderson Bakewell Art Print Collection (OBJ ART 2).

Anderson E. Bakewell Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 66]DOC MSS 66
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Repository Details

Part of the Saint Louis University Archives Repository

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri 63108 United States