Ted Walker Archive

Scope and Content

The collection includes his published works, scripts, letters, reviews and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

A local poet, storywriter and dramatist Ted Walker was born in Lancing, West Sussex in 1934. During his career was the Head of Modern Language at a school in Bognor Regis between 1963 - 1965, he then went on to become a Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at New England College, West Sussex from 1971 - 1992.

He has won many awards and bursaries for his work these include, the Eric Gregory Award (1964), the Cholmondeley Award (1966), the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and the Southern Arts Association Literature Prize as well as being nominated for a BAFTA for best screenplay in the category 'Children's Films'.


The arrangement of the fonds has been maintained and arranged to reflect the collection structure organised by Ted Walker.

Access Information

Contact Sarah Lake, Bognor Regis Campus, University of Chichester, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor RegisPO19 6PE. Tel: 01243 816 087 Email: s.lake@chi.ac.uk.

Janet Carter is on maternity leave. Contact Janet after September 15th 2010 J.Carter@chi.ac.uk .


Description prepared by J. Carter.

Other Finding Aids

A written content list is available to accompany these records.

Conditions Governing Use

The author wishes that users of his collection must be of the understanding that quotes from any correspondence are not allowed. Further to thisreproduction of these documents is at the discretion of the Head of Library Services and is subject to copyright regulations.

Related Material

Ted Walker's worksheets and later works are held by the University of Bufallo, USA.

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