The Dr. Sue Earnest Papers document the career and personal interests of Dr. Sue Earnest at San Diego State University and
in the greater San Diego community. The collection highlights in particular Earnest's dissertation research, her career as
a professor of speech pathology at San Diego State, her community work following her retirement, as well as her great personal
interest in foreign travel. It dates from 1848 to 2007, with the majority of materials dating from 1925-2007, and consists
of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, postcards, photographs, annual reports, theater production scripts and news clippings.
The collection consists of two major series, Personal Files and Professional Files. The Personal Files consist of two sub-series:
Diary and Scrapbooks and Travel Files. The Professional Files consist of three sub-series Theater Files, Speech Clinic Files
and San Diego State Files.
Dr. Sue Earnest (nee Wolfer) was born September 19, 1906 in North Dakota. Her family moved to San Diego when she was four,
where she spent most of her life. Earnest received a B.A in 1928 from San Diego State College, as well as an M.A. in 1938
and a Ph.D in 1947 from the University of Southern California.
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