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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 IV: Virginia State Crime Commission, 1966-1992, undated
This series consists of papers relating to issues that Walker dealt with as a member of the Virginia State Crime Commission, which dealt with issues such as capital punishment, juvenile crime, pari-mutuel betting, and sex crimes.
Arrangement: Chronological - alpha
Sub-Series A: General, 1968-1977
This sub-series pertains to information regarding to the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 54
Folder 1: Applications, 1973-1976
Folder 2: Citizen Requests, 1968, 1974-1976
Folder 3: Commission Appointments, 1974
Folder 4: Minutes, 1968 September 5-1969 June 9
Folder 5: Minutes, 1972-1977
Folder 6: Programs/Studies…Proposed/Considered, 1972-1973
Folder 7: Proposals Received, 1967-1968
Folder 8: Recommendations, 1969
Sub-Series B: Arson, undated
This sub-series pertains to information regarding the issue of arson in Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 54
Folder 9: Arson, undated
Sub-Series C: Capital Punishment, 1973-1974
This sub-series pertains to information regarding the issue of capital punishment in Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 54
Folder 10: Capital Punishment, 1973-1974
Sub-Series D: Child/Domestic Abuse, 1973-1975
This sub-series pertains to information regarding the issue of child/domestic Abuse in Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 54
Folder 11: Child Abuse, 1973-1975
Sub-Series E: Committees, 1971-1977, undated
This sub-series pertains to the committees within or worked with the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 54
Folder 12: Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc. (Virginia Chapter), 1975
Folder 13: Council of State Governments, 1974
Box 55
Folder 1: Council on Criminal Justice I, undated
Folder 2: Council on Criminal Justice II, undated
Folder 3: Council on Criminal Justice III, undated
Folder 4: Council on Criminal Justice IV, undated
Folder 5: Council on Criminal Justice V, undated
Folder 6: Council on Criminal Justice VI, undated
Folder 7: Report of the Grand Jury Study Committee, 1975
Box 56
Folder 1: John Howard Association I, undated
Folder 2: John Howard Association II, undated
Folder 3: National Society of State Legislators, undated
Folder 4: Organized Crime Detection Task Force I, undated
Folder 5: Organized Crime Detection Task Force II, undated
Folder 6: Organized Crime Detection Task Force III, undated
Folder 7: Report of the Organized Crime Detection Task Force, 1971
Folder 8: Probation and Parole Board, 1972-1973
Folder 9: Special Study Unit Recommendations, undated
Folder 10: Report of the Subcommittee to Study Sentencing, 1977
Folder 11: Virginia Task Force on Criminal Justice Goals and Objectives, 1976
Sub-Series F: Conferences, 1971-1976
This sub-series pertains to the conferences that Walker attended for the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Box 56
Folder 12: Advanced Organized Crime Seminar, 1973 July 22-25
Folder 13: National Organized Crime Prevention Council, 1974 October 13-16
Box 57
Folder 1: Organized Crime Detection Task Force, 1974 October 8-9
Folder 2: Virginia Conference on Corrections, 1973 April 26-29
Folder 3: Status Offender Project Seminar, June 27-29, 1976-Legis 50: Center for Legislative Improvement, 1976 June 27-29
Folder 4: Virginia Association of Drug Abuse Enforcement Officers, 1971-1975
Sub-Series G: Crime Labs, undated
This sub-series pertains to the issue of crime labs in Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 57
Folder 5: Crime Laboratories, undated
Sub-Series H: Data, 1967-1991, undated
This sub-series contains reports and statistics for the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 57
Folder 6: Annual Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1978
Folder 7: Annual Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1982-1983
Folder 8: Annual Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1988-1989
Folder 9: Annual Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1991
Folder 10: Central Criminal Records Exchange, 1970-1972
Folder 11: Comprehensive Long Range Master Plan for the Adult Criminal Justice System in Virginia, 1974
Folder 12: Corrections Study, 1972-1973
Folder 13: Corrections Study, 1973
Box 58
Folder 1: Corrections Study, 1973-1974
Folder 2: Crime-Reports, 1967-1969
Folder 3: Criminals, Detection, and Apprehension, 1972-1973
Folder 4: Evaluation of the Division of Investigation, 1979
Folder 5: F.B.I. National Academy Association Meeting, August 15, 1969- Virginia State Crime Commission Report by Stanley C. Walker, 1969
Folder 6: Financial Data, 1972-1973
Folder 7: Law Enforcement Administration-Budget, 1970-1972
Folder 8: Law Enforcement Study-Officer’s Salaries-HJR 98, 1972
Folder 9: Law Enforcement Study-Division of Justice and Crime Prevention, 1972
Folder 10: Law Enforcement Officers Training Standards Commission-Budgets, Rules, Etc., undated
Folder 11: Law Enforcement Officers Study, 1973 Session (SJR 79), 1973
Folder 12: Organizational Data, undated
Folder 13: Report of Bland Correctional Farm and 13 Field Units in Virginia, 1973-74
Box 59
Folder 1: Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1967
Folder 2: Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1969-1973
Folder 3: Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1973-1974
Folder 4: Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1975-1976
Folder 5: Reports, 1971-1972
Folder 6: Reports, 1973
Folder 7: Report of the Private Security Industry Task Force, 1974
Folder 8: Statistics, Data-General, 1970
Folder 9: Roster and Appointments, 1966-1976
Folder 10: Virginia State Crime Commission Reports, 1976
Folder 11: Virginia State Crime Commission Report on Shoplifting, 1975
Sub-Series I: Divisions, 1973-1975, undated
This sub-series pertains to the divisions of the Virginia State Crime Commission, as well as other criminal investigation divisions (both state and federal).
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 59
Folder 12: Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries, 1974
Folder 13: Division of Investigation, 1973-1974
Folder 14: Division of Justice and Crime Prevention, 1974-1975
Folder 15: Federal Bureau of Investigation, undated
Box 60
Folder 1: Special Study Unit, 1973-1974
Folder 2: Statutory Research and Drafting, undated
Sub-Series J: Drugs/Alcohol, 1971-1981, undated
This sub-series pertains to drug and alcohol addiction, which was a main issue of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 60
Folder 3: Addiction-Articles, 1972-1973
Folder 4: Correctional Institution-Methadone Treatment for Addicts, 1971-1972
Folder 5: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control I, undated
Folder 6: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control II, undated
Folder 7: Drug Abuse Advisory Council, 1973-1976
Folder 8: Drug Abuse and Control, undated
Folder 9: Drug Abuse-Teenagers, undated
Folder 10: Marijuana Laws, Virginians for Study of, Roy B. Scherer, Executive Director, 1973
Folder 11: NAACP: Drug Abuse, 1972
Folder 12: Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Squad-Annual Report, 1971
Folder 13: Narcotics and Drug Abuse Control, Governor’s Council, 1972
Folder 14: Report of the Subcommittee to Study the Public Inebriate, 1981
Folder 15: Rubicon-Door, 1972-1974
Folder 16: Snug Harbour Hall, Inc., 1975
Folder 17: United Drug Abuse Council, 1975
Sub-Series K: Gambling/Lottery, undated
This sub-series pertains to the gambling and lottery issues within Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 60
Folder 18: Gambling/Lottery, undated
Sub-Series L: Institutions, 1969-1982, undated
This sub-series pertains to the various types of correctional facilities within Virginia. Deals with the issues concerned with these facilities, as well as visits to correctional facilities in other states.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 60
Folder 19: Assessment of Work Release and Related Furlough Programs, 1975
Folder 20: Correctional Institution: Disturbances, 1972
Folder 21: Early Release, 1979
Folder 22: Escapees, 1974-1975
Folder 23: Evaluation of the Rehabilitative School Authority and its Educational Functions, 1976
Folder 24: First Report on Corrections-Virginia State Penitentiary, 1973
Box 61
Folder 1: Green Springs, 1974
Folder 2: Incarceration in Virginia, 1982
Folder 3: Inmate Complaints, Correspondence, 1974-1975
Folder 4: Inmate Violence, 1974-1975
Folder 5: Dallas C. McWaters Jr., Case of, 1974-1976
Folder 6: Press Releases/Statements-re. Prisons, undated
Folder 7: Prisons/Crime, 1972
Folder 8: Phase IV Report-Study of Corrections, 1975
Folder 9: Selected Probation and Parole Issues in Virginia, 1980
Folder 10: Summary of Studies on the Correctional System, undated
Folder 11: Visit-Florida, 1973 February 28-March 3
Folder 12: Visit-Wisconsin, 1973 and 1974
Folder 13: Visits-Various, undated
Folder 14: Welfare and Institutions, Department of, 1969
Sub-Series M: Investigations, 1973-1975, undated
This sub-series pertains to investigations conducted with or on the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 61
Folder 15: American Civil Liberties Union, undated
Folder 16: Federal Communications Commission, 1975
Folder 17: Portsmouth Probe, 1973
Sub-Series N: Juvenile Crime, 1972-1982, undated
This sub-series pertains to the issue of juvenile crime, which, the Virginia State Crime Commission dealt with on a continual basis.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 62
Folder 1: Beaumont School for Boys, 1973
Folder 2: Children and Youth in Trouble in Virginia, 1977
Folder 3: Children and Youth in Trouble in Virginia, Phase II, 1979
Folder 4: Comprehensive Long Range Master Plan for Juvenile and Youthful Offender Justice Systems, 1974
Folder 5: Compulsory School Education-SJR 60, 1974
Folder 6: Compulsory School Education-SJR 60: Report, 1975
Folder 7: Juvenile Crime-Prevention, undated
Folder 8: Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court-Norfolk, VA, undated
Folder 9: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1972-1973
Folder 10: Pendleton Project, undated
Folder 11: Pilot Cities Program, 1973-1975
Folder 12: Services to Youthful Offenders Study-SJR 56, 1972
Folder 13: The 286 Judicial Placements Program, 1982
Folder 14: Virginia’s Schools: A Safe Environment?, 1982
Sub-Series O: Legislation, 1971-1992, undated
This sub-series pertains to legislation regarding the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 63
Folder 1: Legislation I, undated
Folder 2: Legislation II, undated
Folder 3: Legislation III, undated
Folder 4: Parole Abolition, undated
Folder 5: Senate Bill 187 of 1992, Gradual Release Initiative, 1992
Folder 6: Vehicle Seizure Laws, 1973
Folder 7: Watchmakers Licensing Law, 1971-1974
Sub-Series P: Media, 1971-1974
This sub-series pertains to new releases and communication between the media and the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 63
Folder 8: Media-Correspondence, 1971-1974
Folder 9: News Releases, 1971-1973
Sub-Series Q: Meetings, 1971-1973
This sub-series pertains to meetings of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 63
Folder 10: Meetings, 1971-1973
Sub-Series R: Pari-Mutuel Betting, undated
This sub-series pertains to issue of the pari-mutuel betting, which was a great source of debate within the state of Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 63
Folder 11: Pari-Mutuel Betting I, undated
Folder 12: Pari-Mutuel Betting II, undated
Box 64
Folder 1: Pari-Mutuel Betting III, undated
Folder 2: Pari-Mutuel Betting IV, undated
Folder 3: Pari-Mutuel Betting V, undated
Folder 4: Pari-Mutuel Betting VI, undated
Folder 5: Pari-Mutuel Betting VII, undated
Folder 6: Pari-Mutuel Betting VIII, undated
Folder 7: Pari-Mutuel Betting IX, undated
Folder 8: Pari-Mutuel Betting X, undated
Box 65
Folder 1: Pari-Mutuel Betting XI, undated
Folder 2: Virginia State Crime Commission Report on Organized Crime on Pari-Mutuel Wagering on Horse Racing, undated
Sub-Series S: Personnel, 1973
This sub-series pertains to personnel within the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 65
Folder 3: Executive Director (Lewis W. Hurst), 1973
Folder 4: Staff, undated
Sub-Series T: Police, 1968-1980, undated
This sub-series pertains to law enforcement personnel within Virginia.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 65
Folder 5: Law Enforcement Officers Training Standards Commission, 1972
Folder 6: Navy/Military Police, 1975
Folder 7: Norfolk International Terminals –Police, undated
Folder 8: Pay Scale?, 1978
Folder 9: Police Assistance Foundation, Inc., 1968-1969
Folder 10: Police Chiefs, 1974-1975
Folder 11: Report on Law Enforcement Training, 1980
Folder 12: Sheriffs, undated
Folder 13: Virginia State Troopers, undated
Sub-Series U: Sex Crimes, 1973-1981, undated
This suib-series pertains to the issue of sex crimes that consisted of abuse, rape, and pornography. This was a strong issue that the Virginia State Crime Commission, dealt with.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 65
Folder 14: Pornography/Obscenity, 1973
Folder 15: Sex Crimes Committee I, undated
Folder 16: Sex Crimes Committee II, undated
Box 66
Folder 1: Sexual Assault Study, 1976
Folder 2: Sexual Assault, 1979-1981
Sub-Series V: Electronic Surveillance, undated
This sub-series pertains to the issue of electronic surveillance.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 66
Folder 3: Electronic Surveillance-SB 367, undated
Sub-Series W: Miscellaneous, 1966-1976, undated
This sub-series pertains to miscellaneous issues/items within the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Arrangement: alphabetical
Box 66
Folder 4: Bulletproof Vest Pamphlet, undated
Folder 5: Federal Crime Insurance, 1975-1976
Folder 6: Film: What Have You Got to Loose?, 1973
Folder 7: Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), undated
Folder 8: Handbook for Virginia Grand Jurors, 1976
Folder 9: Proposed film for the Virginia State Crime Commission, 1973
Folder 10: Speedy Trial Act, 1974
Folder 11: Travel Expenses, 1966-1967
Folder 12: Vouchers, 1971-1972

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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