Manuscript Collection

Dora Dee Walker Tribute Booklet - Accession 1328 - M663 (717)

Title

Dora Dee Walker Tribute Booklet - Accession 1328 - M663 (717)

Authors

Dora Dee Walker

Files

Download Dora Dee Walker Tribute Booklet (3.2 MB)

Identifier

Accession 1328 - M663 (717)

Inclusive Dates

No date

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

7 pieces

Language

English;

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 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.

Provenance

Transferred from Special Collections.

Copyright

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

Dora Dee Walker Tribute Booklet - Accession 1328 - M663 (717)

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