Secondary Sources



Napier, Mrs. Rachel Baker, "Bibliography." An excellent compilation by Baker's daughter. Photocopies are in the Library of Congress and at Princeton

Peters, Andrew K. "Bibliography of Ray Stannard Baker's Writings" (typescript, May 20, 1936). Less complete than the Napier bibliography but contains additional information concerning the several editions of many of Baker's books. Copy in the Jones Library, Amherst


Baker, Jessie Beal, "American Ancestors of Ray Stannard Baker," photo reprod., copy in Jones Library, Amherst .


Brooks, John G, "Still The Muckrake," Independent, 60 (May 3, 1906): 1030-32

"From the Funny Column," Collier's 48 (January 13,1912): 6 [Baker book banned at Brookline library]

"Ray Under Taker," "The Truth about the Cavier Trust," Harvard Lampoon 63 , no. 8 (Ca. 1915)

"Ray Stannard Baker, Michigan Library Bulletin 16 (Nov-Dec. 1925): 30-33

Wells, Amos R., "Brotherhood at Sagamore, Christian Endeavor World 24 (July 15, 1909): 864 [ report of conference at which RSB delivered paper]

Woodrow, Mrs. Wilson "The Rake's Progress," Life, 47 (1906): 639- 40.


Bannister, Robert C., Ray Stannard Baker; the mind and thought of a progressive (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1966) [McCabe CT275.B313 B3]

Egan, Chris, Ray Stannard Baker, Author and Book Collector," Bookman's Weekly 98, 15 (Oct 7, 1996): 1141

Semonche, John E., Ray Stannard Baker; a quest for democracy in modern America, 1870-1918, (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1969] [H Magill CT275.B313 S4 ]

Dorman, Jessica-Ann, 'Deliver Me from This Muck-Rake': The Literary Impulse behind Progressive Era Muckraking (Harvard U1996) Dissertation-Abstracts-International, Ann Arbor, MI (DAI). 1996 Nov, 57:5, 2103A DAI No.: DA9631478. [compares Upton Sinclair to Baker, David-Graham Phillips]

Feinberg, Joel, "Ray Stannard baker: Another Apostle of Futility,' Amherst College, B.A. Honors Thesis, 1952, copy in Jones Library Amherst.


Chalmers, David , "Ray Stannard Baker's Search for Reform," Journal of the History of Ideas, 19 (June, 1958): 422-34.

Jones, Bartlett C. "Ray Stannard Baker and the Progressive Dilemma," Emory U. Q 18 (Fall, 1966): 169-75

Shapiro, Herbert, "The Muckrakers and Negroes," Phylon 31, 1 (Spr,1970):76-88.

Stein, Harry H , "American Muckraking of Technology since 1900," Journalism-Quarterly 67, 2, (1990, summer): 401-409 [the muckraking of Ray Stannard Baker and others in the early twentieth century with regard to technological development in the US is contrasted with that of Ralph Nader, Vance Packard, et al]

Tuttle, William M., Jr, " W. E. B. DuBois' Confrontation with White Liberalism during the Progressive Era." [ Phylon Document] Phylon; 35, 3(1974, Sept): 241-258. [A transcript from a discussion in 1907 in Atlanta, Ga. Ray Stannard Baker acts as mediator]

Waldmeir, JohnC., "A New Source for Frank Norris's 'Epic of the Wheat'" English-Language Notes, Boulder, CO (ELN). 31:3 (1994 Mar):53-59 [Norris, The Octopus-; The Pit, sources in Baker]


Allen, Frederick Lewis, "Fake Authors," Saturday Review of Literature , 19 (March 11, 1939): 3-4

Cowan, John F. "The Real Character of `David Grayson,'" National Magazine, 40 (July-Aug., 1932): 159-60

"Chronicle and Comment: David Grayson, Bookman, 43 (March, 1916): 1- 4.

Dyer, Walter A. "The Real David Grayson," Mentor, 13 (October, 1925): 1- 18.

Dyer, Walter, David Grayon: Adventurer (Doubleday: NY, 1926) [LC :CT275.B313D8]

Hicks, Granville. The Great Tradition: An Interpretation of American Literature Since the Civil War. Rev. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1935.

Holmes, Fred L., "He Has Two Reputations in Literature, Dearborn Independent, April 14, 1923, p. 9

"How 'David Grayson' Came into Existence," New York Sun, April 15, 1916.

Lafollette, Belle C. "David Grayson, Apostle of Rest," Lafollette's, 1913.

Lindsay, N. V. - Ik Marvel Afoot," Chicago Evening Post, January 23, 1914.

Metcalfe, Cranston. "David Grayson," Bookman (London): 67 (March, 1925): 287- 89.

Morley, C.D. [Christopher Darlington?), "The Graysonians," Book News Monthly 34 (Feb. 1916): 258

Phillips, John S. "Alias David Grayson- A Tribute," Bookman, 43 (June, 1916): 394- 97.

Rand, Frank Prentice. The Story of David Grayson. Amherst, Mass.: Jones Library, 1963.

Rugg, Winnifred K. "Ray Stannard Baker and David Grayson," Boston Evening Transcript, December 31, 1932.

See also : Muckraking, Muckraking: Biog and Autobiog


Prepared by: Robert Bannister (rbannis1@swarthmore.edu). Latest revision4/5/00. Send comments or suggestions to Robert Bannister Department of History, Swarthmore (emeritus)