Edith Price Walford papers, 1936-1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Walford, Edith Price, 1912-1973
Edith Price Walford papers
1936-1960 (inclusive)
3 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
The Edith Price Walford papers contain artwork, art supplies, and ephemera produced by Walford during her life.
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edith Price Walford papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Photograph of Edith Price Walford 1944
1 2 Sandpaper undated
1 3 School Artwork 1937-1938
1 4 Reef Lodge Fiji undated
1 5 Artwork 1944
1 6 Artwork, Papercutting 1936
1 7 Artwork, Watercolor undated
2 1 Christmas Cards and Prints 1959-1960
2 2 Pigments undated
2 3 Postcards, Thank You Notes 1945
2 4 Intaglio Block undated
2 5 Elephant carved from soap undated
2 6 Tooled leather patch undated
2 7 Christmas Wood Blocks undated
2 8 Christmas Wood Blocks undated
2 9 Oil Paints undated
2 10 Paint Brushes undated
2 11 Colored paper undated
3 1 Watercolor paints undated
3 2 Carving Tools undated
3 3 Oil Paints undated
3 4 Wood Blocks, Linoleum Blocks, Printmaking supplies undated
3 5 Charcoal Still Life undated
4 Wooden Doll Chest
Items from boxes two and three were donated in this container.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts--Northwest, Pacific
  • Fine Arts
  • Personal Names :
  • Cook, Frances Price, 1914-2014
  • Price, Clayton S., 1874-1950
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • artists' materials
  • Christmas cards
  • wood blocks (printing blocks)