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Walker (Ethel P.) Collection
MSS.2014.07.01  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Ethel Pitts Walker Collection
    Creator: Ethel Pitts Walker
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2014.07.01
    Physical Description: 2.2 Linear Feet 4 boxes.
    Date (inclusive): 1973-2012 [1976- 1988]
    Date (bulk): 1976-1988
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 28A, Bay 17

    Biographical / Historical

    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.
    Included in this collection are copies of books she wrote chapters for or edited. Also included are various scripts and production notes of plays she directed. Her speeches, awards, research notes from her dissertation and other projects and programs of her plays are also contained in this collection.
    The collection is divided into three series: Series I: research and dissertation notes and recordings Series II: scripts, production notes, and programs, Series III: publications, reviews and awards.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Scholarly Research ; Series II: Artistic Production; Series III: Publictions and Awards. The contents of the series are arranged chronologically by date.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by: Monika Lehman Reviewed by: Danelle Moon Date completed: 2014

    Scope and Contents

    The Ethel Pitts Walker Collection documents the professional career of Dr. Ethel Pitts Walker, 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 included are copies of speeches she wrote and delivered at various events.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    African Americans -- Race identity.
    San José State University -- History
    Theater Periodicals
    Theater Programs
    Women -- Education (Higher) -- 20th century
    Education -- Higher -- California -- San Jose
    Ethel Pitts Walker