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Davis L. Baughman Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1635 THL

Scope and Content: The David L. Baughman Collection contains an autobiographical sketch outlining the files included: 42 years of work history, Mason articles written and published, life-long pastimes,  various articles written for publication, including “High Tech from the Dark Ages”, and projects after retirement.
(1 box) Last updated 02/08.

Biographical/Historical:  David L. Baughman was born in Hardy County, WV. When he was very young, his family moved to Winchester where he graduated from high school in 1942. He was employed as an engineer for 40 years, and during that time was granted several patents. His life-long pastime was woodworking, and this collection includes pictures and stories of his creations from 1947-2006. In 1986, after his retirement, he researched, complied, and published “The Baughmans of Baughman Settlement, Hardy County, WV”. The manuscript engaged him for 10 years.

Bibliography: Autobiographical sketch by David L. Baughman, n.d.

Cite As:  David L. Baughman collection, 1635 THL Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Baughman Family, A Place Apart – talk presented by David L. Baughman to the Torch Club, Nov. 3, 2005, seven leaves, transcript

David L. Baughman work history – Patents granted to him

Recollections of his work at the Fairchild Aircraft Company, Hagerstown, MD from 1942-1964, including patents granted to him, 10 leaves transcript, three leaves printed (photocopy), two leaves printed (photocopy)

“Peen Farming” by David L. Baughman, world’s first article describing how Peen Farming works, from Machine Design, Nov. 12, 1970, pgs. 156-160, five leaves, printed (photocopy)

“My Carving Bench” by David L. Baughman, from Chit-Chats, Sept-Oct., 2007, pgs. 102-103, one item, printed

“Chronicles of a Life-Long Woodworker, Pictures and Stories of My Creations, 1947-2006” by David L. Baughman, 81 leaves, printed

“High Tech from the Dark Ages” by David L. Baughman, from Inventory and Technology, Winter, 2007, pgs. 51-55, one item, printed   

Autobiographical Sketch by David L. Baughman, n.d., two leaves, typescript