BakS, Susan P. Baker Collection in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


[Box 066] ABC Files: U-Y. — Circa 1966-2008; undated.. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
Box 066 contains files with titles beginning with the letters U-Y. Subject files in this box pertain to the following topics: ultralights [airplanes]; underride [accidents involving cars sliding underneath the rear of trucks]; uniform traffic laws; motor vehicle vapor lock/control; vehicle deformation; vehicles (safety, defects, design, size, type, manufacture); Vietnam [bicycle injuries & safety products and equipment]; violence; virtual reality; visibility [cyclists]; vision [and driving]; Volvo; baby walkers; war; water safety; weapons [study of weapons used by prison inmates]; weather [fog]; weight [airline passenger and baggage weight]; whitewater helmet project; windsocks; windows [falls and injuries]; windshields; women; workers compensation; World Bank; and Yugoslavia.
Materials include correspondence regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans and Traffic Safety Strategic Planning Meeting (Baker was a consultant for the VA on motor vehicle injury protection) and documents pertaining to Baker’s involvement as a member with the AAAM, American Association for Automotive Medicine (folder: Volvo). There are documents pertaining to Baker’s participation in a 2003 National Institute of Justice “Improving Correctional Officer Safety” study about weapons used by and confiscated from prisoners (folder: weapons). There are also correspondence between Baker and the Air Line Pilots Association regarding Baker’s involvement in a study of airline passenger and baggage weights as well as Baker’s support for a petition to increase rest periods for pilots of commuter aircraft (folder: weight). There are also correspondence files; people files; student advisee files; and teaching files.
The ABC files cover every facet of Baker’s professional working life, including research; committee work within the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; her teaching at Hopkins, as well as external projects to educate professionals about safety issues in their field; and her efforts toward developing the injury control program at Johns Hopkins. Materials document Baker’s extensive involvement, as a consultant, advisory panel member, and leader, with professional associations, federal agencies, and scientific organizations committed to injury prevention. They pertain to Baker’s presentations at conferences and workshops; her publications; and her receipt of honors and awards. Within each box, Baker has arranged these papers in alphabetical order by topic (organization name, professional activity, or research subject). These files, even within individual folders, include a mix of material types and cover a wide range of professional activities.

[Folder 066/001] Ultralights [Airplanes]. — 1985; undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/002] Underride . — circa 1978. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/003] Uniform Traffic Laws. — 1973. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/004] USAA [United Services Automobile Association]. — 1989. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/005] VA [U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs]. — 2008. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/006] Van Buren, Carol B. . — circa 1980-1982. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/007] Vapor Lock. — circa 1986-1990. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/008] V. D. I. [Vehicle Deformation Index]. — 1978; undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/009] Vehicles . — 1983; 1989. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/010] Vehicle Defects. — 1973-1974; undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/011] Vehicle Design. — 1975; 1978; 1990. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/012] Vehicle Preliminary. — circa 1966-1970. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/013] Vehicle Size. — circa 1975-1985; 1997; undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/014] Vehicle Types and Manufacturer. — circa 1966-1973. — 1 folder
Includes data charts and one page of an application by Baker for a research grant for a study titled, “Age of Driver and Type of Vehicle in Motor Vehicle Fatalities,” 1970.

[Folder 066/015] Veronneau, Stephen. — 1994-1996. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/016] Video. — 1986. — 1 folder
Correspondence by JHU SPH faculty about public service announcements on injury control.

[Folder 066/017] Vietnam [Bicycle Injuries and Safety Products and Equipment]. — 1994; 2001. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/018] Violence. — 1976; 1993; undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/019] Virtual Reality [The 'Virtual Injury' Project]. — 1992-1995. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/020] Visibility [Cyclists]. — 1984. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/021] Vision. — 1969; 1975. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/022] Visiting Scholar. — undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/023] Volvo. — 1974. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/024] Walkers [Baby Walkers]. — 1985-1986; 1992; 1999. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/025] Waller, Anna E.. — circa 1990-1994. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/026] War. — 1990; 1995. — 1 folder;19 transparencies (charts)

[Folder 066/027] Warsaw, Karyn. — 2009. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/028] Water Safety. — 1985. — 1 folder
Includes meeting minutes and report of a Water Safety and Alcohol Initiative.

[Folder 066/029 - 066/032] Weapons [Improving Correctional Officer Safety Study, 2003]. — 1990; 1995-1997; 2000-2005; undated. — 4 folders
These materials pertain to a 2003 National Institute of Justice “Improving Correctional Officer Safety” study about weapons used by and confiscated from prisoners. Baker was part of a working group that included JHU faculty. Documents include a white paper by JHU APL, “Improving Correctional Officer Safety: Reducing Inmate Weapons” and papers co-authored by Baker, “Inmate Made Weapons: Assessing the Risk” and “Identifying Unconventional Weapons Fashioned by Prisoners and Used to Injure or Threaten Corrections Officers.” Materials include survey questionnaire, correspondence, meeting minutes, grant application, data, etc.

[Folder 066/033] Wheel. — 1996. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/034] Whitewater [Helmet Project]. — 2002. — 1 folder
Includes materials pertaining to a Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy student engineering design project.

[Folder 066/035] World Health Organization Course [on Injury Prevention in Developing Countries]. — 1986-1987. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/036] Wilson, Sir John. — 1987; 1991 (bulk). — 1 folder
Includes correspondence, an agenda for a meeting with Sir John Wilson, senior Consultant UNDP IMPACT Program, as well as conference materials for the 39th Annual Convention of the Korean Society for Preventive Medicine that includes an address by Baker, “Injury Control” A Challenge for Health Professionals,” and an abstract of an article by Baker and Li, “A Comparison of Injury Death Rates in China and the United States, 1986.”

[Folder 066/037] Windsocks. — 1999. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/038] Windows [Falls and Injuries]. — 1977; circa 1985-1995. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/039] Windshields. — 1969. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/040] Winston, Flaura. — circa 1993-1996; 2005. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/041] Wintemute, Garen. — 1983-1984. — 1 folder
Includes, among other documents, a manuscript by Baker, “Overview of poisoning, burns and falls” and a proposal for a fellowship for a project about the epidemiology and prevention of injuries in the elderly with Baker listed as a proposed advisory committee member.

[Folder 066/042] Withers, Ben. — 1981-1984. — 1 folder
Includes an outline by Baker and Withers, “Injury Control.”

[Folder 066/043] Women. — circa 1988; 1991. — 1 folder
Includes materials pertaining to a study by Baker and Runyan: “Injuries to U. S. Women, Age 15-44” as well as documents pertaining to a workshop, including a report: “Opportunities for Research on Women’s Health,” 1991.

[Folder 066/044] Words. — 1988. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/045] Work Study [Program, JHU SPH]. — 2001. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/046] Workers Compensation. — circa 1989-1991; 2009. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/047] World Bank. — circa 1985-1989. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/048] Writing. — undated. — 1 folder

[Folder 066/049] Yugoslavia. — circa 1988-1991. — 1 folder