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1925-1975 (Bulk 1945-1968)

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The Esther Shephard Papers, 1925-1975 (bulk 1945-1968) provide insight into the personal and professional life of writer, poet, and San José State University English professor Esther Shephard. The records consist of journals, diaries, travelogues, photographs, literary manuscripts, poetry, correspondence, newspaper clippings, sheet music, and copies of Shephard's published books, as well as a small collection of Chinese woodcut blocks. This collection is arranged into four series: Series I. Personal Materials, 1925-1975 (bulk 1962-1975); Series II. Professional Materials, 1944-1971; Series III. Published Materials, 1933-1972; and Series IV. Realia, undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Shephard, Esther.
San Jose State University -- English Dept. -- History.
San Jose State Teachers College -- History.
San Jose State College -- History.
California State University, San Jose -- History.
San Jose State University -- History.
Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose.
College teachers -- California -- San Jose.
Authors, American -- California -- San Jose.

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