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Celeste Bedford Walker Accessions

Identifier: UPWC-18012


Two accessions of Celeste Bedford Walker's playscripts and screenplays including "Distant Voices", "Greenwood: An American Dream Destroyed", "Sassy Mamas", "Bartersville" and "Camp Logan". Also included are promotional items, photographs, correspondence, newspaper articles and reviews.


  • 1925-2017, undated


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Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Notes

Acclaimed playwright Celeste Bedford Walker is the author of over twenty plays that have received numerous accolades including national awards and productions. She has received the August Wilson Playwriting Award, multiple NAACP Image Awards, New York’s AUDELCO Award, and she was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The New York Times has praised her plays as “forceful, well-crafted” and “vigorous social satire” and “an uproariously good time.” Dramalogue has described her work as “practically flawless.” Her play Camp Logan has been performed at major venues around the country, including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., where the Washington Post lauded her as “a textbook example of how to simultaneously entertain and educate an audience.”


2.2 Linear Feet

2 boxes (3 folders, 1 poster, and 1 artifact.)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Celeste Bedford Walker, 2017, 2018

Guide to the Celeste Bedford Walker Accessions
Tabitha Henderson
2018, 2019
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Sherri Turner-Herrmann.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

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San Marcos Texas 78666 USA