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Series 3
Personal and professional papers, 1945-2008
Boxes 10 - 16, 32 - 41, and 44; OP 27 - 28; OBV 1; AV 1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of George Walker's personal and professional papers from 1945-2008 and includes certificates and awards, diplomas and honorary degrees, photographs, and writings by Walker. Photographs are primarily of events, including celebrations of Walker's 1996 Pulitzer Prize. Writings by Walker contain lectures delivered in classes or at invited speaking engagements. Lectures cover topics, such as Walker's career and inspiration, the work of composing, the history of classical music, and the history of African American music.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical.

Restrictions on Access

Use copies have not been made for all of the audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Due to the fragile nature of the material, the scrapbook (OBV1) is closed to researchers for conservation.

Box Folder Content
15 7 American Academy of Arts and Letters Manuscript Exhibition form, 1999
15 8 Article, "Classical Music--Another Perspective," 1992
32 - Award, The Harlem School of the Arts (New York), 2000
33 - Award, The National Black Arts Festival, 1998
10 1 Bachelors degree, Oberlin College (Ohio), 1941 [1]
44 1 Bachelors degree, Oberlin College (Ohio), 1941 [2]
10 2 Belet, Brian, "Sonata (in one movement) For Violin and Piano by George Walker: Schenkerian Analysis and Supporting Paper," 1980
10 3 Birth certificate, 1922
AV1 - Boston Symphony Orchestra, "A Tribute to Roland Hayes," 1996 February 2-3 [original: audiocassette]
10 4 Business records, 1960-1997
15 9 Bynner, Witter, "Grieve Not For Beauty," undated
10 5 Children, circa 1961-2002
OP27 3 Children, undated
34 1 Certificates, undated
10 6 Certificates, 1958-2000
OP28 1 Certificate, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Michigan), 2001
10 7 Certificates, Rochester Distinguished Scholar, University of Rochester (New York), 1996
11 1 Competition and fellowship information, 1986-1996
11 2 Courses, 1955-1984
15 10 DeLerma, Dominique, "Music of the Black Composer," partial draft, 2000
AV1 - Delphin, Wilfred and Edward Romain, Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee), 1982 March 12 [original: audiocassette]
AV1 - Delphin, Wilfred and Edward Romain, Loeb Theater, 1986 April 3 [original: audiocassette]
11 3 Diploma, Artists Diploma in piano, Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York)
OP27 3 Diploma, Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1945
11 4 Doctorate degree, Oberlin College (Ohio), 1983
12 1 Doctorate degree, The University of Rochester (New York), 1957
15 11 Eliot, T.S., "The Hollow Men," undated
12 2 Essay, untitled, undated
12 3 Francis Walker, 1959-1982
12 4 Grzesiak, Marian, introduction of Walker, undated
AV3 - Handel, Georg Friedrich, "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day," The Boys Choir of Harlem, 1989 [original: CD]
12 5 Honorary Doctorate degree, Bloomfield College (New Jersey), 1997
12 6 Honorary Doctorate degree, Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania), 1982
12 7 Honorary Doctorate degree, Montclair State University (New Jersey), 1997
12 8 Honorary Doctorate degree, Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia), 2001
12 9 Invoices and financial information, circa 1991
12 10 Key to the City, Fayetteville, North Carolina, undated
12 11 Medal, Classical Music Hall Of Fame, 2000
12 12 Medal, Distinguished Scholar, University of Rochester (New York), 1957
35 - Medal, Friends Award, 1997
12 13 Medal, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) recognition of Pulitzer Prize award, 1996
13 1 Lectures, "Abu," undated
13 2 Lectures, "Afro-American Music," undated
13 3 Lectures, "Aristotle," undated
13 4 Lectures, Benedict College (Columbia, South Carolina), 2006
13 5 Lectures, "The Black Artist in Classical Music," undated
13 6 Lectures, "Black Music," undated
13 7 Lectures, Bloomfield College (New Jersey), 1997
13 8 Lectures, "Chamber Music," undated
13 9 Lectures, Cleveland Orchestra (Ohio), undated
13 10 Lectures, "A Composer's View," undated
13 11 Lectures, "Croce," undated
15 12 Lectures, Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York), 1996
13 12 Lectures, Fayetteville State University (North Carolina), 1997
13 13 Lectures, fragments, undated
13 14 Lectures, "In Praise of Folly," undated
13 15 Lectures, "Kant," undated
13 16 Lectures, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), 1999
13 17 Lectures, "Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra Genesis and Evolution," 2002
13 18 Lectures, "The Lot of the Black Composer," circa 1992-1993
13 19 Lectures, "Lyric for Strings," undated
13 20 Lectures, "Mosaics of Sound," undated
13 21 Lectures, "Music and Records," 1966
13 22 Lectures, "Music in Retrospect," 1997
13 23 Lectures, "Musings (Other Notes from a Composer's Desk)," undated
13 24 Lectures, piano sonatas one and two, 1987-1988
13 25 Lectures, "Piano Sound in Reproduction," undated
13 26 Lectures, "Schopenhauer," undated
13 27 Lectures, "Some Aspects of Contemporary Piano Music," undated
13 28 Lectures, Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia), 2002
13 29 Lectures, "Spinoza," undated
13 30 Lectures, "Two Choral Works," 1982
13 31 Lectures, untitled, undated
14 1 Passport, 1947
AV1 - Performance Today, interview with George Walker, 1992 February 6 [original: audiocassette]
14 2 Photograph album, circa 1997
14 3 Photographs, 1941-1999
14 4 Photographs, circa 1983
14 5 Photographs, circa 1982-2008
14 6 Photographs, 1996
36 2 Photographs, 1998-1999
14 7 Photographs, undated
14 8 Photographs, undated
36 1 Photographs, undated
14 9 Photographs, undated
14 10 Photographs, undated
14 11 Photographs and negatives, undated
OP27 1 Photographs, oversized, undated
39 - Plaques, African American Heritage Festival, National Association of Negro Musicians, Incorporated, and Who's Who in America, 1983-1996
38 - Plaques, The African American Heritage Parade, 1996
40 - Plaques, City of Carson, California, "El Maestro" for Distinguished Artistry, and Fayetteville State University (North Carolina), 1983-1997
41 - Plaques, Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fayetteville State University (North Carolina), and the Minority Arts Assembly, 1992-1998
15 1 Poems by Walker, undated
OP27 3 Proclamation, Brooklyn, New York, George Walker Day, 2005
42 - Proclamation, State of New Jersey, 1996
OP27 3 Proclamation, Montclair, New Jersey, 1996
OP27 3 Proclamation, Washington, D.C., George Walker Day, 1997
15 2 Report card, Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1945
OP27 3 Resolution, Detroit City Council (Michigan), 1983
OP27 3 Resolution, Hampton University (Virginia) alumni association, 1984
OP27 3 Resolution, New Jersey General Assembly, 1992
AV1 - "Scottish Folk Songs," undated (side A); "Dover Beach-Samuel Barber," undated (side B) [original: audiocassette]
OBV1 - Scrapbook [RESTRICTED: TOO FRAGILE TO USE]
15 13 Unidentified author, "'The Point that Divides the Wind:" A Brief history of the Villa Serbelloni," undated
AV1 - Walker, Gregory T.S., "Composer," undated [original: audiocassette]
15 14 Whitman, Walt, "Lilacs," undated
AV1 - WMBI (Chicago, Illinois), George Walker and Bruce Duffie, 1987 February 14
AV1 - WNCN (New York, New York), "Metroscope," "Dr. Walker," 1990 August 27 [original: audiocassette]
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