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Edith Price Walford papers

Identifier: WUA055

Scope and Contents

The Edith Price Walford papers contain artwork, art supplies, and ephemera produced by Walford during her life. Also included are Christmas cards and photographs.


  • 1936-1960


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research.

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.

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Biographic Note

Edith Price Walford was born on March 6, 1912. As a child, Walford was given artistic projects to do at home and appeared to have a natural talent for art. 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. Price was an established artist who had been exhibiting his work for some time. When Walford expressed interest in how Price made one of his linoleum block Christmas cards she was instructed by her uncle, through the mail, on how to make her own.

When she entered high school Walford took an art class every term. One of her creations was used in her 1931 high school yearbook. After high school she went to school to learn business subjects. She took a civil service exam and was hired to work for Bonneville Power Administration. She remained with the BPA for the rest of her career. Walford died February 5, 1973 at the age of 60.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


The Edith Price Walford papers contain artwork, art supplies, and ephemera produced by Walford during her life.


Materials retain original order. Material from boxes two and three were originally housed in a wooden doll chest.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Frances Price Cook, 2012.
Guide to the Edith Price Walford papers, 1936-1960
Finding aid processed by Christopher McFetridge.
© 2014
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Language of description note
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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