Guide to the Papers of Alice Ward Walker 1929-1989 MG 1615
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Inventory prepared by Lynn E. Gates.
Finding aid encoded by Lynn E. Gates. November 2003. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.
Alice Ward Walker was a music teacher in the Newark, New Jersey public schools. Born on May 13, 1907 in New York City, she attended Erasmus Hall High School until her graduation in 1924. A graduate of Wellesley College in 1928, Alice Walker went on to receive her M.A. from the Teachers College of Columbia University in 1929. She then taught music in the public schools of Newark, New Jersey until her retirement.
She retired to Darien, Connecticut, where she continued the work of her father, Claude Walker, on the family history. Alice Walker was a direct descendent of Rev. Moses Mather, the first pastor of the Church of Christ in Middlesex in 1742. In the same church her grandfather, Rev. Charles Swan Walker, was ordained and her mother, Harriette Ward Walker, was the organist. Alice Walker was a charter member of the Darien Historical Society, the Stamford Genealogical Society and SAI (Sigma Alpha Iota) music sorority. She died on May 31, 1989 in Darien, Connecticut at the home of her sister, Emeline Walker Fatherley.
This collection includes newspaper and magazine clippings, posters, and photographs; it is arranged by type of material. The posters are clippings from newspapers or magazines that have been mounted and most likely used in her classroom. The majority of the posters are in some way music related, normally of composers, musicians, instruments, etc. Other posters include buildings, the Grand Canyon, and other places or people of interest. Her school papers include a class schedule, information on equivalency credits for salary, and memos. The programs are either shows that she attended or shows put on by her students, the one photograph included is of the cast of one of the shows.
This collection is arranged by type of material.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.
Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.
The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1615, Alice Ward Walker Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Given to the New Jersey Historical Society in August-September 2002 by Emeline W. Fatherley, sister of Alice Walker.
“Alice W. Walker.” Darien News-Review 8 June, 1989.