Dora Dee Walker Tribute Booklet - Accession 1328 - M663 (717)
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Accession 1328 - M663 (717)
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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 collection consists of biographical articles of Mrs. Dora Dee Walker which includes remembrances written by her associates including Harriet F. Johnson, Maizie C. Flanagan, Emma Hanna, and Kirby Tyler. Dora Dee Walker was state home demonstration agent from 1911-1946. “She traveled throughout the state, working with tomato canning clubs, fostering aid to areas devastated by the boll weevil, helping to beautify and develop farm communities with wholesome recreational activities.”—Louise Pettus and Ron Chepesiuk.
Transferred from Special Collections.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Dora Dee Walker Tribute Booklet - Accession 1328 - M663 (717)". Finding Aid 993.
LC Subject Headings
Walker, Dora Dee, 1859-1951; Home economics extension workers--South Carolina--Biography; Women agricultural extension workers--South Carolina--Biography