Materials include: bulletins/newsletters; conference materials; congressional testimony; correspondence; editorials; issue brief; journal articles; magazine articles (copies); newspaper articles & cartoons; notes; paper drafts; petitions; pamphlets; press releases (copies); professional association meeting materials; reports; reprints; research study update (CDC); state and county statistics & data on guns (graphs & tables).
Topics include: accidental injury and death; BB guns (ocular injuries); children as victims of gun accidents; civil/constitutional liberties; comparisons of firearm deaths to deaths from other causes; criminal violence; demographics (homicide & accidental gun deaths by race and age); design and materials of gun and ammunition; domestic violence; famous people (statements by); firearm mortality in U.S; gun control (registration of handguns, regulation of sales, resistance to gun control…); gun laws; gun safety; gun traffic; guns in schools; homicide; the NRA; prevention of injury and death from firearms; studies of guns & gun-related violence; suicide; trends; youth access to guns.
Includes materials by, among others, the Injury Prevention Network; The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research (bibliography & fact sheet); the Medical Council on Handgun Violence; the NCHS (Vital Statistics Data); the National Coalition to Ban Handguns; the National Gun Control Center; & the U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Materials authored by Baker include: a paper draft, “25,000 Gun Deaths A Year: Has ATS A Role?,” address before the Inaugral Meeting of the Los Angeles Unit of the California Division of The American Trauma Society, November 18, 1975 (published as “28,000 Gun Deaths a Year: What is Our Role?” in J Trauma, 1976). Also includes an excerpt from The Injury Fact Book, “Firearm Mortality in the United States;” a Chicago Tribune editorial (copy of clipping), “Handgun deaths” by Baker, 1975; & “Some Facts About Guns,” by Baker prepared for a conference: Guns, A Public Health Approach, May 23, 1995.