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.
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.
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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.
The collection is open for research.