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George F. Walker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS069

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Abstract

George F. Walker was a professor in the Modern Languages Department at Georgia Tech. His papers primarily consist of materials he collected on the French novelist Marcel Proust.

Dates

  • 1946-1984

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These papers include Dr. Walker's personal collection on Marcel Proust. The articles and news clippings include reviews of books that deal with Proust's works, with some of the material in the French language. The scattered correspondence consists of letters are written to Dr. Walker, including one that is handwritten in French. Another indicates that he privately taught Spanish lessons. The academic papers are either typed or handwritten, on the subject of Proust, and the exhibition materials include notes and a copy of an article on the exhibition.

Biography of George F. Walker

George Fuller Walker was born in 1910. He attended Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, and the University of Paris. During World War II, he served in the Army for 3 � years. Dr. Walker began teaching at Georgia Tech in 1946 in the Department of Modern Languages. He amassed a large collection of Marcel Proust's works and exhibited them at the school in 1974. Dr. Walker retired in 1976 and died in 1989.

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged chronologically, as are the notes on the Proust Exhibition.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

George F. Walker donated these papers in 1989. Accession #1989.0803 (old number: 89-08-03).

General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2000.
Title
Inventory of the George F. Walker Papers, 1946-1984
Subtitle
MS069
Status
Completed
Author
Yen M. Tang
Date
Copyright 2000.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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