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Price Family collection

Identifier: WUA082

Scope and Contents

This collection contains drawings by Edith Price Walford and sculpture and drawings Don Cook, both relatives of artist C. S. Price.


  • 1900-1994


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographic Note

Clayton Sumner Price was born in Bedford Iowa on May 11, 1874. The oldest son of a homesteading family, Price spent his childhood learning to ranch. In 1886 the Price family moved to Sherridan, Wyoming and began raising livestock. Price displayed a familial ability for crafting and creating; he played fiddle, assisted in the construction of out-buildings, and designed a washing machine for his mother to use. By the age of 35, Price was recognized as an accomplished painter and illustrator.

Edith Price Walford was born on March 6, 1912. When cards came in the mail from her uncle, C.S. Price, she took great interest in them and struck up a correspondence with him. When she entered high school Walford took an art class every term. One of her creations was used in her 1931 high school yearbook. She went on to work at the Bonneville Power Administration She remained with the BPA for the rest of her career. Walford died February 5, 1973 at the age of 60.

Donald Cook was the great-nephew of Price, and the son of author Frances Price Cook.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


This collection contains artwork by Edith Price Walford and Don Cook, both relatives of artist C. S. Price.


This collection maintains original order.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Frances Price Cook.

Related Materials

For more information about Edith Price Walford, visit the Guide to the Edith Price Walford papers.


Guide to the Price Family collection, 1900-1994
Finding aid processed by Christopher McFetridge.
© 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Mark O. Hatfield Library
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