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Guide to the Norman "Buddy" Baker Collection
ca. 1958-1998
 MSS 158

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Collection processed by Gillian B. Anderson, 2005.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 09, 2015
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Norman "Buddy" Baker Collection, consisting of nearly 12,000 pages, chronicles the celebrated career of Norman "Buddy" Baker in his roles as composer, orchestrator, conductor, and musical director with Walt Disney Studios - much of it spent in daily collaboration with Walt Disney. The Collection consists of 94 boxes of approximately 103 linear feet of materials. The majority of the collection consists of manuscript scores composed by Buddy Baker for Disney productions. The purposes of the scores fall under the broad categories of film, television, and theme Parks, along with a fair amount of material whose production purpose is unspecified.

The collection includes various autograph, typed and photocopy versions of materials, including autograph scores, conductor short scores, sketches, typed scripts, vocal and orchestral parts, lead sheets, and music breakdown forms.


The Norman "Buddy" Baker Collection is arranged into four series in which the material is arranged alphabetically by production title.

Series I: Scores by Buddy Baker;

Series II: Manuscript Scores by Others;

Series III: Assorted Media;

Series IV: Miscellaneous.

  1. Series I: Manuscript Scores by Buddy Baker
  2. Series II: Manuscript Scores by Others
  3. Series III: Assorted Media - research copies may not be available for this material yet
  4. Series IV: Miscellaneous