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Emaline Philokely Baker collection

Identifier: 90.100-Alumni-2009-Baker

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials connected to Emaline Baker. It includes coursework related to home economics, photograph taken during the time she was in school in San Marcos, and Emaline's diploma for a Bachelor of Science dated August 1925.


  • 1925, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. University Archives owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of University Archives material in print or electronic form.

Biographical note

Emma Philokely Baker was born in Emilee, Texas, on 27 September 1900 and died here in Austin on 6 May 1993. Along the way she earned a degree at Southwest Texas State Teachers College and also changed her first name to "Emaline" while a student. Her family moved to Woodville when she was about five so she could have better schooling. She followed cousins named Barnes to San Marcos with some worry as she was thought to be a sickly girl. But the hills seemed to be good for her and she came out in better shape than when she entered (according to a family story). Her major was Home Economics and she taught that subject for many years all over south and east Texas before meeting her husband-to-be, Justin O'Connor, in San Benito. She dropped out of teaching between 1930 and 1947 to raise her two children, Carol May and Michael, but returned as a 4th grade teacher in 1947 in Bridge City and stayed there until she retired in 1961.

Biography written by Jim Thompson (donor).


1.75 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

4 items

Language of Materials



Collection of materials connected to Emaline Baker that includes coursework related to home economics.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jim Thompson, 2009.

School course work materials from undocumented source.

Emaline Philokely Baker collection
Nicole Critchley
2021 May
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA