This collection contains correspondence, business papers, and artwork by Ettilie Wallace, as well as some papers of the Ilan
Ettilie Wallace was a poet, artist, filmmaker, and journalist. She was born in Corinth, Mississippi on May 6, 1898. She arrived
in San Diego around 1920, and began working at The San Diego Sun in the early 1930s. When that newspaper folded she joined
the San Diego Union. In 1959 she designed the Kaleidolight, a device which created three-dimensional color compositions with
light, and she used the device to make two educational films for Litton Industries and the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization. The films were “Come In, Jupiter” and “Moods in Motion” and both dealt with the topic of racism.
She was on the board of the local chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and was involved with
the Ilan Lael Foundation, a group dedicated to environmental and architectural causes. She died at age 94 on December 4, 1992.