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Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup Theatre Collection
SC.10  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup Theatre Collection
    Dates: 1887-1976
    Collection Number: SC.10
    Creator/Collector: Walkup, Fairfax Proudfit
    Extent: 262 volumes and 50 boxes (144 linear feet)
    Repository: California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
    Fullerton, California 92834-4150
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup Theatre Collection. California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This extensive collection of theater history materials was donated to the library by Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup in 1971. The collection consists of books, periodicals, manuscripts, correspondence, teaching materials, scrapbooks, costumes/clothes and dolls. The correspondence includes many letters from soldiers during World War II.

    Indexing Terms

    Theater--Costume
    Stage-setting and scenery
    Walkup, Fairfax Proudfit
    California State University, Fullerton
    Pasadena Playhouse

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