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Walter, Chrysandra (1947-2011)



  • Existence: 1947 - 2011

Biographical Note

Chrysandra "Sandy" Lou Walter grew up in Palo Alto, CA, and graduated from San Jose State University with a BA degree in Park Administration and Recreation Management. She is a graduate of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.

From 1984 until 1992, Sandy served as the Superintendent of the Lowell National Historical Park. At the park, she oversaw major capital development including the rehabilitation of the Boott Mill to be the park museum and the establishment of the Tsongas Industrial History Center. The Tsongas Center program was so successful that school classes visited from all over the country. Working in collaboration with Joe Wilson, former director of the National Council for Traditional Arts, Sandy hosted, with the City of Lowell and the Regatta Committee, the Lowell National Folk Festival.

At the time of her retirement, Sandy was the Northeast Deputy Regional Director with oversight responsibilities for all the national parks and park service programs in 13 states. Walter died 2011 of cancer and was survived by her husband, musician Seamus Connolly.

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Boston College Gaelic Roots Festival records

Abstract Boston College Gaelic Roots Festival records document lectures and performances on Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton traditional music, song and dance produced by the Irish Studies Program under the coordination of faculty member Séamus Connolly. The collection primarily consists of audio and video recordings of events, complemented by brochures, correspondence, photographs, and planning documents, from the time of the festival's inception as a weekend event in 1993 through the end of its...
Restrictions on access Collection is open for research. Audiovisual recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Multitrack audio recordings (DTRS and ADAT) cannot be reformatted by Burns Library at this time and are not available for playback due to format impermanence. In a few instances for which audio was exclusively recorded in one of these formats, migration was outsourced.Original digital text and image files in this...
Dates: 1993 - 2003