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Walker (Ethel P.) Collection
MSS.2014.07.01  
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Description
The Ethel Pitts Walker collection consists of four boxes of material donated by Dr. Ethel Pitts Walker, a former Emeritus Professor of Theater at San Jose State University. This collection includes copies of her published works, directorial notes and scripts of plays she directed. The collection also includes newspaper articles, reviews of her plays, letters and digital copies of photographs of awards she received. Also include are copies of speeches she wrote and delivered at school events.
Background
Ethel Pitts Walker was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1943. She received a Bachelor of Science in education from Lincoln University in 1964, a M.A. in speech and drama from the University of Colorado in 1965 and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in theater in 1975. Dr. Walker has directed over 25 plays, written two books, owned a theater company with her husband which specializes in African American historical plays for thirty years and has taught for over twenty years at San Jose State University and other universities including the University of California, Berkeley, Laney College and the University of Illinois, Urbana- Campaign. She retired from her position as Emeritus Professor of Theater at San Jose State in December 2014.
Extent
2.2 Linear Feet 4 boxes.
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
The collection is open for research.