Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Phil Baker
Dates of Creation
Nov. 1995 - Jan. 1996
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (includes 5 audio cassettes (ca. 270 minutes)
Scope and Content

File consists of oral history records documenting the life and career of Phil Baker (b. 1926), a Toronto-area lawyer who was appointed a Magistrate in 1962, and was made a Provincial Court Judge in 1968. Interview topics include: World War II; University of Toronto; Osgoode Hall Law School; articling; sole practice, Kingston, 1954-1962; appointment as Magistrate, 1962; Provincial Court Judge, 1968; Senior Judge, Southeastern Ontario; Charter of Rights; effect of Young Offenders Act; Judges Association. Interviewer unknown. File includes five audio cassette recordings from a series of two interviews and a transcript (166 p.) with index.


Interview conducted as part of the Provincial Court (Criminal) Project.

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-4-0-34
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-4 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files

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File or Item Restriction
Closed until 30 Jan. 2011
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records are located in container B437271; sound recordings are located in container B436905 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.