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Winona Franklin Walker Collection

Identifier: WV 0284

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection are primarily from Walker's time in the Army Special Services.

This collection contains correspondence, military papers, maps, souvenirs, an oral history interview, photographs, professional papers, three scrapbooks, and textiles and artifacts. The scrapbooks include a number of photographs, postcards of historical sites, travel brochures, and correspondence. One scrapbook contains pictures primarily of Bremen and Germany, the second scrapbook contains pictures and postcards from Miss Walker's travels to Denmark and Switzerland and the third contains more personal pictures and photographs/memorabilia from her stay in Bremen. The correspondence found in the scrapbooks has been removed for preservation purposes. The correspondence consists of letters to Miss Walker's mother and other members of her extensive family with only a few letters that she in turn received from her family.


  • 1945-1964, 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1945 - 1965


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Miss Walker was born in South Boston, Virginia on August 9, 1908, the oldest of seven children. After graduating from State Teachers College in Harrisonburg, Virginia, she taught English and history for three years. Miss Walker was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1935 with a degree in library science.

After her graduation Miss Walker worked at the public library in Shelby, North Carolina, for eight years and then at the Post Hospital library at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for two years. She left Fort Bragg in August 1945 to join the Army Special Services as a librarian. She served in Bremen, Germany, until the fall of 1946.

Miss Walker returned to the United States in October 1946 and worked in Kecoughtan, Virginia, and Greenwood, South Carolina. She later found employment at the High Point Public Library in High Point, North Carolina, and then various school libraries in Greensboro, North Carolina. She retired from Jackson Junior High School's library.


2.50 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



Winona Franklin Walker of South Boston, Virginia, served as a librarian with the Army Special Services in Bremen, Germany, in 1945 and 1946. The materials in this collection are primarily from Walker's time in the Army Special Services.

Arrangement Note

Papers are listed in alphabetical order by material type, and chronologically thereunder. Posters are in General WV oversize box 2, and textiles and artifacts are in box 2 of this collection.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Winona Walker of Greensboro, North Carolina, on July 9, 2003.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by University Archives Staff, August 2003.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US