George D. Walker Papers

MC 1802

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Oldham, 2013.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Walker, George D., 1910-1989
Title
George D. Walker Papers
Inclusive Dates
1919-1989
Bulk Dates
1942-1945
Identification
MC 1802
Extent
9.5 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 OV item)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The George D. Walker Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 8, 2008, by William G. Walker of Rogers, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Oldham; completed in January 2013.

Preferred Form of Citation

George D. Walker Papers (MC 1802), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

George David Walker was born September 2, 1910, to David Gibson Walker and Frances Lorena Bolick Walker. Walker grew up on Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas and was valedictorian of his high school class. After high school, Walker obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1931 from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Sigma fraternities. He pursued his juris doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas in 1934 and returned to Helena to practice law at the firm of Burke, Moore, & Walker. On September 4, 1942, Walker married Rebecca Smith of Marianna, Lee County, Arkansas. That same year Walker was commissioned into the United States Army. During World War II, Walker served as an officer in the Army Counter Intelligence Corp (CIC) in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. As a member of the CIC, Walker help to capture Nazi Gestapo, SS, and other high ranking officials. By the end of the war, Walker rose to the ranks of 1st Lieutenant and received five campaign stars and a Bronze Star.

After the end of World War II, Walker returned to Helena to practice law and soon following his return, Rebecca and Walker divorced. A year later on December 26, 1946, Walker married Mary Cathryn McElduff. Together the couple had three children, George David Walker Jr., Rosemary Frances Walker Elsberg, and William Gibson Walker.

Walker continued to practice law in Helena until 1947 when he accepted an appointment as Assistant United States District Attorney in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. In 1951 Walker moved to Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas to join the law firm Frierson, Walker, & Snellgrove.

Walker served as President, among other positions in the Phillips County, Craighead County, and Northeast Arkansas Bar Associations In 1983, Walker received the Arkansas Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Arkansas Bar Association. In addition to his professional service, Walker was a senior warden of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and a member of the Lions Club and Elk Lodge in Jonesboro.

On April 4, 1989, Walker died at the age of 78 and was buried in Jonesboro.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection includes biographical information, World War II correspondence, counter intelligence corp manuals, financial materials, deeds, and photographs.

Framed University of the South Bachelor of Arts Degree is located at the Library Storage Annex.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

George Walker Biographical Materials, 1926-1989

Box 1 Folder 2

Helena High School Commencement Materials, 1927

Box 1 Folder 3

Helena High School 50th Reunion Materials, 1977

Box 1 Folder 4

The University of the South Materials, 1930-1955

Box 1 Folder 5

The University of the South Yearbook, 1928

Box 1 Folder 6

The University of the South Yearbook, 1930

Box 1 Folder 7

The University of the South Yearbook, 1931

Box 1 Folder 8

University of Arkansas Certificate and Diploma, 1927-1988

Box 1 Folder 9

Kappa Sigma Materials, 1931-1944

Box 1 Folder 10

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Civil Procedures

Box 1 Folder 11

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Contracts

Box 1 Folder 12

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Contracts

Box 1 Folder 13

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Conveyances

Box 1 Folder 14

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Corporations

Box 1 Folder 15

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Criminal Law

Box 1 Folder 16

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Equity

Box 1 Folder 17

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Equity

Box 2 Folder 1

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Federal Jurisdiction

Box 2 Folder 2

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Partnerships

Box 2 Folder 3

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Property/Posessions

Box 2 Folder 4

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Real Property

Box 2 Folder 5

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Sales

Box 2 Folder 6

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Taxation

Box 2 Folder 7

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Torts

Box 2 Folder 8

University of Arkansas Law School Notes, Wills

Box 2 Folder 9

The Razorback, 1932

Box 2 Folder 10

The Razorback, 1933

Box 2 Folder 11

The Razorback, 1934

Box 2 Folder 12

Correspondence, 1934-1937

Box 2 Folder 13

Correspondence, February 2-27, 1942

Box 3 Folder 1

Correspondence, March 2-31, 1942

Box 3 Folder 2

Correspondence, April 2-30, 1942

Box 3 Folder 3

Correspondence, May 2-29, 1942

Box 3 Folder 4

Correspondence, June 3-29, 1942

Box 3 Folder 5

Correspondence, July 2-31, 1942

Box 3 Folder 6

Correspondence, August 4-26, 1942

Box 3 Folder 7

Correspondence, September-December, 1942

Box 3 Folder 8

Correspondence, January-May, 1943

Box 3 Folder 9

Correspondence, October 9-30, 1943

Box 3 Folder 10

Correspondence, November-December, 1943

Box 3 Folder 11

Correspondence, January 1-15, 1944

Box 3 Folder 12

Correspondence, January 16-31, 1944

Box 3 Folder 13

Correspondence, February 1-29, 1944

Box 3 Folder 14

Correspondence, March 1-14, 1944

Box 3 Folder 15

Correspondence, March 15-31, 1944

Box 3 Folder 16

Correspondence, April 1-29, 1944

Box 3 Folder 17

Correspondence, May 3-31, 1944

Box 3 Folder 18

Correspondence, June 1-29, 1944

Box 3 Folder 19

Correspondence, July 3-30, 1944

Box 3 Folder 20

Correspondence, August 1-29, 1944

Box 3 Folder 21

Correspondence, September 1-28, 1944

Box 3 Folder 22

Correspondence, October 1-31, 1944

Box 3 Folder 23

Correspondence, November 1-15, 1944

Box 3 Folder 24

Correspondence, November 16-30, 1944

Box 3 Folder 25

Correspondence, December 2-29, 1944

Box 4 Folder 1

Correspondence, January 1-31, 1945

Box 4 Folder 2

Correspondence, February 1-29, 1945

Box 4 Folder 3

Correspondence, March 1-30, 1945

Box 4 Folder 4

Correspondence, April 1-29, 1945

Box 4 Folder 5

Correspondence, May 1-30, 1945

Box 4 Folder 6

Correspondence, June 1-13, 1945

Box 4 Folder 7

Correspondence, June 15-30, 1945

Box 4 Folder 8

Correspondence, July 1-19, 1945

Box 4 Folder 9

Correspondence, August-December, 1945

Box 4 Folder 10

Correspondence, 1946-1947

Box 4 Folder 11

Correspondence, 1950-1959

Box 4 Folder 12

Correspondence, 1961-1969

Box 4 Folder 13

Correspondence, 1973-1989

Box 4 Folder 14

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 15

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book I, 1942

Box 4 Folder 16

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book I, 1942

Box 4 Folder 17

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book I, 1942

Box 4 Folder 18

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 19

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 20

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 21

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 22

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 23

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 24

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 4 Folder 25

Counter Intelligence Corp Manual, Book II, 1942

Box 5 Folder 1

Counter Intelligence Corp Mission Diary, 1944

Box 5 Folder 2

Counter Intelligence Corp Mission Diary, 1945 (Images 1-31)

Box 5 Folder 3

Counter Intelligence Corp General Materials, 1942-1970

Box 5 Folder 4

Deeds, 1920-1949

Box 5 Folder 5

Deeds, 1950-1960

Box 5 Folder 6

Deeds, 1970-1987

Box 5 Folder 7

General Financial Materials, 1934-1957

Box 5 Folder 8

General Financial Materials, 1961-1969

Box 5 Folder 9

General Financial Materials, 1971-1988

Box 5 Folder 10

General Financial Materials, n.d.

Box 5 Folder 11

Bird Dog Correspondence, 1940-1948

Box 5 Folder 12

Bird Dog Correspondence, 1953-1962

Box 5 Folder 13

Bird Dog Correspondence, 1963-1970

Box 5 Folder 14

Bird Dog Pedigree Charts, 1937-1939

Box 5 Folder 15

Field Dog Stud Book Certificates, 1933-1971

Box 5 Folder 16

Bird Dog General Materials, 1936-1939

Box 5 Folder 17

Quail Materials, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 1

Soil and Water Conservation Plans, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 2

General Materials, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 3

Dorothy Walker Biographical Materials, ca. 1982

Box 6 Folder 4

Dorothy Walker Estate Correspondence, 1981-1984

Box 6 Folder 5

Dorothy Walker Estate Financial Materials, 1980-1984

Box 6 Folder 6

Dorothy Walker Estate Legal Materials, 1982-1983

Box 6 Folder 7

Dorothy Walker Estate General Materials, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 8

William McElduff Biographical Materials, 1950

Box 6 Folder 9

William McElduff Correspondence, 1944-1957

Box 6 Folder 10

William McElduff Deeds, 1938-1942

Box 6 Folder 11

William McElduff Financial Materials, 1938-1960

Box 6 Folder 12

William McElduff Taxes, 1938-1957

Box 7 Folder 1

Family Photographs (Images 32-139)

Box 7 Folder 2

World War II Photographs (Images 140-252)

Box 7 Folder 3

Outstanding Lawyer Award Photographs, 1983 (Images 253-255)

Box 7 Folder 4

Bird Dog Photograph, n.d (Images 256-369)

Box 8 Folder 1

Bird Dog Pedigree Charts, n.d. (Oversize)

Box 8 Folder 2

Scrapbook, n.d. (Images 370-390) (Oversize)

Box 8 Folder 3

Arkansas Bar Association Certificates, 1934 (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 1

The Arkansas Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer Plaque, 1982-1983 (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 2

Boss of the Year Award Plaque, 1983-1984 (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 3

Craighead County Bar Association "In Recognition of 54 Years of Service", 1987 (Oversize)

Oversize Item 1

Framed University of the South Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1931 (Oversize)

END OF COLLECTION

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