Manuscript Collection

Dora Dee Walker Papers - Accession 104 - M44 (59)

Dora Dee Walker Papers - Accession 104 - M44 (59)


Dora Dee Walker


Download Dora Dee Walker Biography by Ron Chepesiuk (1.4 MB)


Accession 104 - M44 (59)

Inclusive Dates

1932-1939, 1946-1949, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

22 pieces



Historical Note

Dora Dee Walker, known as "Mother Walker," was the first county home demonstration agent (Barnwell County) appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the country in 1911. Her career in home demonstration spanned 35 years until she retired in 1946.

For more information about Dora Dee Walker, please consult the attached biography written by Ron Chepesiuk.

Scope and Content Note

The Dora Dee Walker Papers consist of biographical sketches and data sheets, a letter, photographs, a newspaper clipping and a copy of the history of extension work in Allendale County, all relating to Dora Walker, pioneering State leader in extension work in South Carolina.


This collection was donated by Mrs. Barbara Lewis to the Archives on July 6, 1977.


Home Demonstration, Home Extension, Home Economics, Allendale County SC


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Dora Dee Walker Papers - Accession 104 - M44 (59)

LC Subject Headings

Walker, Dora Dee, 1859-1951; Home economics extension workers--South Carolina--Biography; Women agricultural extension workers--South Carolina--Biography; Home economics extension work--South Carolina--Allendale County--History; Home demonstration work--South Carolina--Allendale County--History; Agricultural extension work--South Carolina--Allendale County--History