The Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup Theater Collection includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, scrapbooks, fashion illustrated
plates, dolls, manuscripts, and ephemera pertaining to theater costumes and set design and the professional career of educator,
designer, and playwright Fairfax Proudfit Walkup. Includes some materials relating to her work at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup was a professor in the theater department at California State University, Fullerton. She was
a former Director and Dean of Instruction of the Pasadena Playhouse. Her expertise was in costume and set design and she
also was a playwright. Originally from a prominent family in Tennessee she attended Vassar College class of 1908. After
World War I she and her son came to California.