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Walters, Oscar , 1977 November 1, 1985 September 24

 Item — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Art professor at UConn, Oscar Walters delivered lectures on 11/1/1977 (2015-0002/RR293) and 9/24/1985 (2015-0002/RR294).

RR 293 Hale Smith introduces Professor Walters who brought some paintings over from the gallery to illustrate his talk. Walters provides background and significance of his work. [introduction begins at 0:1:03 and sound is uneven until 0:1:40]

RR 294 Professor Walters spoke about his experiences in all-white educational institutions, a matriculated student in illustration before civil rights. He goes on to describe his art as both political and non-political at the same time. The presentation is accompanied by a slide show of his work.


  • 1977 November 1, 1985 September 24

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Biographical / Historical

Oscar D. Walters, Associate Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Connecticut (1966-1995). Walters graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art and then earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in fine arts from Yale University.


2 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings ) : RR 293 1 reel, 0:45:49; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. RR 294 1 reel, 0:53:16; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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