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Alice Walker party invitation

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P752


Invitation to a book party celebrating the publication of Alice Walker's collection of short stories, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down, at the Women's Building in San Francisco, California.


  • Creation: May 23, 1981

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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library Staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Alice Walker (1944-)

Born on February 9, 1944, Alice Walker is a prominent writer and activist, perhaps best known for her novel, The Color Purple (1982), the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and the National Book Award in 1984.

Walker has written many other books, essays, and poetry collections, including Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems (1973), Meridian (1976), You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (1981), In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens (1983), Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (1984), The Temple of My Familiar (1989), and Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992). Many of Walker’s works draw from her own personal life and deal with themes of experiences of women of color, racism, sexism, violence to women, bisexuality, and multigenerational perspectives.


1 folder ; Folder measures 22x37 cm.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P752

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Bolerium Books, 2020.

Guide to the Alice Walker Collection
Alice Walker party invitation
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Preferred citation
Alice Walker party invitation, MS P752, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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