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Stanley Clay Walker Papers, 1950-2000 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Kathleen Smith; Felicia Farrow; Susan Catlett

Collection Overview

Title: Stanley Clay Walker Papers, 1950-2000

ID: 00/MG 28

Primary Creator: Walker, Stanley Clay (1923-2001)

Extent: 35.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into nine series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Legislative Papers; Series III: Legislative Files; Series IV: Virginia State Crime Commission; Series V: Political Files; Series VI: Speeches; Series VII: Clippings; Series VIII: Scrapbooks; and Series IX: Miscellaneous.

Date Acquired: 04/06/1978. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Civic leaders--Virginia--Norfolk, Equal rights amendments--United States, Virginia--Politics and government., Virginia. General Assembly, Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates, Virginia. General Assembly. Senate, Virginia. State Crime Commission

Languages: English

Abstract

Served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1964 to 1971, and had been a State Senator since 1972. Papers chiefly relate to his service in the General Assembly, notably his service as Chairman of the State Crime Commission.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection deals primarily with the legislative duties of Stanley Clay Walker as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and his service as a member of the Virginia Senate. Walker represented Norfolk and Virginia Beach. 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 scrapbooks, among others.

Collection Historical Note

Stanley Clay Walker was born July 2, 1923, in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended public schools in Norfolk and graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and the Norfolk Business College. When World War II began he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the European Theater, as part of an ordnance unit of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Following his discharge from service, Walker returned to Norfolk and became a partner in a steel fabricating and engineering firm. He married Sybil Bruce Moore, and had two daughters: Susan Gray Walker Meslang, who is one of the founders of the CHANCE educational program for disabled adults at Old Dominion University and Elizabeth Tray Walker, who is currently an attorney and government relations lobbyist for based in Alexandria, Virginia. Mrs. Walker served on the Board of Visitors, Old Dominion University, from March 30, 1990 to June 30, 1994. Walker served as President of Stanley Walker Associates, Inc. Walker resided in Norfolk, until his death in 2001.

Walker, a Democrat, began his career in public service as a member of the Norfolk City School Board in 1959. This was shortly after the public schools reopened following the "Massive Resistance" program, which tried to thwart desegregation. Throughout his political career, Walker was a strong advocate for education on all levels. For his support of Old Dominion University throughout the years, when the school was transitioning from a college to a university, the Board of Visitors at the college awarded Walker as a resolution of appreciation, on September 17, 1992. The technology building at the Norfolk Campus of Tidewater Community College is named after him.

As one who wanted to reform the Democratic Party, he became active in a group known as "The Young Turks." Walker was elected to a seat in the House of Delegates in 1964 as a Representative of the consolidated 5th, 6th, and 7th districts of Norfolk. He took the oath of office on January 8, 1964, and served four terms there to 1971. In 1971, the Federal Court combined the senatorial districts into one multimember district and Walker took the oath of office as Senator on January 12, 1972. He served from that date until January 2000, representing parts of Norfolk and parts of Virginia Beach in the Sixth Senatorial District (Walker lost his bid for reelection in 1999). One aspect of Walker's distinguished career was his service on the Virginia State Crime Commission. He became its first chairman in 1966 and served in that position to 1979. He was also a strong advocate for the protection of children, in which he was chairman for the Commission on Early Childhood and Child Day Care Programs.

Stanley C. Walker passed away on January 15, 2001.

Subject/Index Terms

Civic leaders--Virginia--Norfolk
Equal rights amendments--United States
Virginia--Politics and government.
Virginia. General Assembly
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Virginia. General Assembly. Senate
Virginia. State Crime Commission

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Second accession from Sybil Moore Walker, September 12, 2005.

Alternate Extent Statement: 80 Hollinger document cases

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Stanley Clay Walker

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A78-24

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Stanley Clay Walker Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Correspondence, 1965-1999],
[Series II: Legislative Papers, 1960s to 1990s],
[Series III: Legislative Files, 1964-2000],
[Series IV: Virginia State Crime Commission, 1966-1992, undated],
[Series V: Political Files, circa 1950-2000, undated],
[Series VI: Speeches, circa 1950-2000, undated],
[Series VII: Clippings, circa 1950-2000, undated],
[Series VIII: Scrapbooks, 1957-1997],
[Series IX: Miscellaneous, 1966-1999, undated],
[Series X: Oversize Items Located in Map Case, 1965-1969, undated],
[All]

Series I: Correspondence, 1965-1999
This series consists of correspondence, both personal and legislative, maintained by Walker over the years.
Arrangement: chronological-alpha order
Sub-Series A: Personal Correspondence, 1965-1996
This sub-series pertains to the personal correspondence of Stanley C. Walker, and consists of personal letters, cards, children’s letters, as well as condolences.
Box 1
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1965 November-1966 September
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1966 October-December
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1967 January-August
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1967 September-1968 November
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1970-1971
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1972
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1973-1974
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1975-1986
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1990-1999
Folder 4: Children’s Letters, 1972-1973
Folder 5: Condolences, 1971-1974
Folder 6: Condolences, 1975-1977
Folder 7: Condolences, 1996
Sub-Series B: Legislative Correspondence, 1965-1999
This sub-series pertains to the correspondence of when Walker was both a member of the House of Delegates and Senate of the Virginia General Assembly.
Arrangement: chronological
Box 3
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1965-1967
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1968 February-March
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1968 March-December
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1969-1970
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1971 January
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1971 February
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1971 March
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1971 April
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1971 May
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1971 June
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1971 July
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1971 August
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1971 September
Box 4
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1971 October 1-5
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1971 October 6-8
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1971 October 12-15
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1971 October 18-28
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1971 November 3-29
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1971 December 1-2
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1971 December 6-8
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1971 December 9-22
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1971 December 27-31
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1972 January 3-11
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1972 January 11-20
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1972 January 20-31
Box 5
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1972 February 1-5
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1972 February 7-12
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1972 February 12-19
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1972 February 21-29
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1972 March 2-15
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1972 March 16-31
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1972 April 3-10
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1972 April 11-14
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1972 April 17-21
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1972 April 25-28
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1972 May 2-18
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1972 May 19-31
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1972 June 1-30
Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1972 July 3-31
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1972 August 1-31
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1972 September 1-26
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1972 October 2-30
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1972 November 1-30
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1972 December 1-29
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1973 January 2-6
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1973 January 8-15
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1973 January 16-24
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1973 January 25-31
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1973 February 1-9
Box 7
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1973 February 10-28
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1973 March 1-16
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1973 March 19-30
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1973 April 2-30
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1973 May 1-31
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1973 June 1-29
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1973 July 3-31
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1973 August 1-31
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1973 September 4-28
Box 8
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1973 October 1-31
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1973 November 1-12
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1973 November 13-30
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1973 December 3-31
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1974 January 2-11
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1974 January 14-16
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1974 January 17-22
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1974 January 23-25
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1974 January 26-28
Box 9
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1974 January 29-31
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1974 February 1-5
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1974 February 6-9
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1974 February 12-13
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1974 February 13
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1974 February 14-19
Box 10
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1974 February 19-20
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1974 February 20-22
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1974 February 23-15
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1974 February 26
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1974 February 27
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1974 February 27-28
Box 11
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1974 February 28-29
Folder 2: Return to Sender, 1974 February-March
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1974 March 1-5
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1974 March 6-9
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1974 March 11-15
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1974 March 11-15
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1974 April 1-15
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1974 April 16-23
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1974 April 24-30
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1974 May 1-8
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1974 May 9-31
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1974 June 3-7
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1974 June 10-13
Box 12
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1974 June 14-19
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1974 June 20-28
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1974 July 1-31
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1974 August 1-26
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1974 September 3-30
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1974 October 1-31
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1974 November 1-13
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1974 November 14-29
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1974 December 2-31
Box 13
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1975 January 3-13
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1975 January 14-22
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1975 January 22-25
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1975 January 27-31
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1975 February 3-14
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1975 February 17-31
Box 14
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1975 March 3-14
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1975 April 1-30
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1975 May 1-30
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1975 June 2-30
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1975 July 1-31
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1975 August 1-21
Box 15
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1975 September 2-30
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1975 October 2-28
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1975 November 6-26
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1975 December 1-30
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1976 January 2-20
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1976 January 21-30
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1976 February 1-10
Box 16
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1976 February 11-19
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1976 February 20-27
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1976 March 1-13
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1976 April 1-30
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1976 March 16-30
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1976 May 3-27
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1976 June 1-30
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1976 July 1-28
Box 17
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1976 August 2-31
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1976 September 1-29
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1976 October 1-29
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1976 November 1-30
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1976 December 1-29
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1977 January-March
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1977 March-August
Box 18
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1986
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1987
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1988
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1989
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1992
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1993 January-February
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1993 February-December
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1994
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1995
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1996 January-March
Box 19
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1996 April-May
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1996 June-December
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1997
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1998
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1999

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Correspondence, 1965-1999],
[Series II: Legislative Papers, 1960s to 1990s],
[Series III: Legislative Files, 1964-2000],
[Series IV: Virginia State Crime Commission, 1966-1992, undated],
[Series V: Political Files, circa 1950-2000, undated],
[Series VI: Speeches, circa 1950-2000, undated],
[Series VII: Clippings, circa 1950-2000, undated],
[Series VIII: Scrapbooks, 1957-1997],
[Series IX: Miscellaneous, 1966-1999, undated],
[Series X: Oversize Items Located in Map Case, 1965-1969, undated],
[All]

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