The Walker Papers consist of 35 linear shelf feet in 80 document cases. They deal primarily with his legislative duties as a member of the House of Delegates, 1964-1971 and his service as a member of the Senate from 1972 to 1977, serving parts of Norfolk and parts of Virginia Beach in the Sixth Senatorial District. The papers consist of personal and legislative correspondence, legislative papers and files, speeches, copies of bills introduced, news releases, statistical data, clippings, maps, a poster, and studies.
The first series in the collection is Correspondence (19 cases), which a substantial portion deals with legislative matters. The bulk of the collection can be found within in Series II: Legislative Papers (22 cases), pertaining to Walker's work within in the General Assembly, in which he dealt with issues such as education, bills and legislation, special sessions, transportation, Equal Rights Amendment, the establishment of the Eastern Virginia Medical School, as well as taxes and budgets. Series III: Legislative Files (10 cases), consists of loose books and binders of compiled materials that Walker kept in regard to issues within the General Assembly and his Senate campaigns. Series IV: Virginia State Crime Commission (13 cases), also makes up a significant part of the collection, in regard to Walker's work within the commission, which consists of statistics and data, conferences, prison visits, pari-mutuel betting and gambling, as well as information regarding sex crimes, juvenile crime, drug and alcohol abuse. Within Series V (5 cases), there are political files in regard to Walker's campaigns, as well as speeches he made for these campaigns, which are found in Series VI (2 cases).
Walker was very meticulous in collecting articles and clippings on issues within the state of Virginia, as well as personal interest. These clippings can be found in Series VI: Clippings (2 case) and VIII: Scrapbooks (4 cases). The scrap-books had to be scanned and copied, due to their fragile condition. There is also one case of miscellaneous materials (Series IX: Miscellaneous) which rounds out the collection.
Series I: Correspondence, 1960s to 1990s
Series II: Legislative Papers, 1960s to 1990s
Series III: Legislative Files, 1964-1971, 1993-2000
Series IV: Virginia State Crime Commission, 1966 to 1992
Series V: Political Files, 1959 to 2000
Series VI: Speeches, 1950s to 2000
Series VII: Clippings, 1959 to 2000
Series VIII: Scrapbooks, 1957 to 1997
Series IX: Miscellaneous, 1966 to 1999
Series X: Oversize Items Located in Map Case, 1965 to 1969