History: Collection donated to the Mercantile Library by the Bauman family

Scope: This collection contains the personal papers of G. Duncan Bauman, editor and publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. This collection contains a wide variety of objects, from the 1930s until 2002, such as personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, photos, and plaques.

Access: Some of the material in Special Collection M-271 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.
A box inventory for this collection.

Inventory of Collection

  • Letters
  • Box 1 - 1954-66
  • Box 2 - 1967
  • Box 3 - 1968-72
  • Box 4 - 1973-74
  • Box 5 - 1975-76
  • Box 6 - 1977-79
  • Box 7 - 1980-82
  • Box 8 - 1983
  • Box 9 - 1954-1998
  • Box 10 - 1990-2002
  • News Clippings
  • Box 1
  • Box 2 - 1931-38, 1936-39, 1938-39
  • Box 3 - 1936-38
  • Scrapbooks
  • Box 4 - 1943-47, 1954-59, 1960-62, 1960s
  • Box 5 - 1950, #232 miscellaneous
  • Box 6 - 1966-67, 1968-69, 1969
  • Box 7 - 1970 Israel, 1970, 1971-72
  • Box 8 - 1972-74, 1974-75, 1976-77
  • Box 9 - 1978, 1979-80, 1980-81
  • Box 10 - 1982-83
  • Box 11 - 1984, 1984-85, 1986-89
  • Box 12 - 1990-96, 1996-98, 2000
  • Box 13 - Photo Albums: General
  • Box 13 - Photo Albums: 1968 Football Trip, 1972 Malta, 1980 and 1981 Man of the Year, 1983 Wedding Anniversary

Biography: G. Duncan Bauman Began his newspaper career at the Chicago Herald-Examiner, but in 1941 he left to work at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Bauman rose to the rank of publisher and editor in 1967 and became one of the most respected and nationally known newspaper executives. Within the St. Louis community he was extremely influential. Politicians and community leaders sought his support and he had many friends in the business community. Always involved in local organizations Bauman sat on several boards, such as the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Health and Welfare Council, the United Way, the Arts and Education Council, and many others.

Education, Honors, and Employment

More Information Regarding G. Duncan Bauman's Career

Photo and Clipping Gallery

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