Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup Theatre Collection

California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
800 N State College Blvd.
3rd Floor, Library South, PLS-352
Fullerton, California 92834-4150
(657) 278-3444
http://www.library.fullerton.edu/
2014


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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