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Guide to the Ettilie Wallace Collection MS 128
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Description
This collection contains correspondence, business papers, and artwork by Ettilie Wallace, as well as some papers of the Ilan Lael Foundation.
Background
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.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.