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George F. Walker Papers

George F. Walker Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: George F. Walker Papers
Identification: MS069
Date: 1946-1984
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Walker, George F., 1910-1989
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.


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

Index Terms

Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite George F. Walker Papers (MS069), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


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

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2000.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from HTML to Encoded Archival Description Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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

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    11Articles and news clippings, 1949
    12Correspondence, 1946-1984
    13Exhibition, 1968-1975
    14Proust papers, undated