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Jean Evans Walter writings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0472
Jean Evans Walter was born in Baltimore in 1920. Walter made a career working in insurance sales and adjustments, yet he attempted to become politically involved in 1970 by running for a seat on the Prince George’s County Council. This collection primarily consists of Walter's works of fiction, with materials concentrated into two time periods: from 1937-1957, and 1970-1971.

Dates

  • 1937-1957
  • 1970-1971
  • 1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

0.76 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Jean Evans Walter was born in Baltimore in 1920. He attended Baltimore City College and later the Johns Hopkins University where he received his degree in 1945. He suffered from several physical limitations which prevented military involvement in 1942 and again, with the Foreign Service, in 1954.

He eventually moved from Baltimore to Washington, DC. By 1958 he resided in Takoma Park, MD. Walter made a career working in insurance sales and adjustments, yet he attempted to become politically involved in 1970 by running for a seat on the Prince George’s County Council.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of Walter's works of fiction, with materials concentrated into two time periods: from 1937-1957, and 1970-1971. The collection includes short stories, poems, and three typewritten works of fiction in novel form. His university papers, two personal diaries, and an account of his political campaign complete the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a bequest to the Tudor and Stuart Literary Club at Johns Hopkins University from Jean Evans Walter in 1999. Steve Newman, curator of the Tudor and Stuart Club, forwarded the collection to the Special Collections department of the Johns Hopkins University.

Processing Information

Processed in 2006 by Kelly Spring.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA