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Baldwin, Gladys I.


Biography provided by the seller of the diary. "Gladys I. Baldwin (1889-1981) was a senior at Manual Training High School in Kansas City. She was active in the Glee Club, played and taught violin, and was a member of several orchestras. She lived on 35th Street in Kansas City with her mother, sister, and her father, Vinton Baldwin, who worked for William Volker and Co. Gladys Baldwin went on to graduate from the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where she became a member of the faculty. In 1917, she married Carl W. Stalling, who was conducting an orchestra and playing music at the Isis movie theater in Kansas City, where he met the young Walt Disney. Stalling created several musical scores to go along with Disney's animated shorts. He and Gladys moved to Los Angeles, collaborated with Disney for several years, and worked developing scores in the animation business until his retirement in 1958."

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Gladys I. Baldwin Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-08, Folder: MSS-0096
Identifier: MSS-0096
Content Description Description provided by the seller. The handwritten daily diary of Gladys I. Baldwin includes a few gelatin silver prints and some images, probably harvested from a high school yearbook. The diary covers the period when Gladys Baldwin of Kansas City, Missouri was in high school and it contains "details of her daily life, schooling, and social functions, and which includes among other things, an account of her consultation with a faith healer. In the opening pages of the diary, her...