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Charles D. Walker papers,

Title
Charles D. Walker papers, 1923-1987.
Author
Walker, Charles D., 1903-
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 375 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
.4 lin. ft.
Donor/Sponsor
  • Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.
  • Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sermons.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to the Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Audiotapes transferred to the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Source (note)
  • Walker, Charles D.
Biography (note)
  • Charles D. Walker entered the ministry in 1958 and became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Milford, Connecticut in 1960. He retired from the ministry in 1980 at age 76. Walker was born in North Carolina and raised in Hampton, Virginia where he attended Hampton Normal and Industrial Institute.
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Call Number
Sc MG 375
Author
Walker, Charles D., 1903-
Title
Charles D. Walker papers, 1923-1987.
Summary
The Charles D. Walker Papers consist of personal papers, correspondence, writings, printed material, certificates, a scrapbook, photographs and audiotapes documenting the life and church and civic career of Rev. Walker, primarily in Milford, Connecticut. Correspondence concerns some of his activities as a minister and civic leader, as well as many letters and cards expressing appreciation, 1958-1987. Writings consist of an unfinished novel "Unknown Journey," written in the 1930's; manuscripts for three short stories, 1932; poetry; four essays, two of them written in the 1940's; and texts of sermons and speeches, 1963-1968. Printed material consists of programs pertaining to events in Connecticut, 1965-1969, newsclippings regarding racism, 1969-1979; and additional newsclippings about Walker, 1923, 1967-1980. There are also certificates of appreciation and a copy of Walker's ordination certificate. The scrapbook contains letters, newsclippings; programs and certificates, 1923, 1933-1935, 1959-1965, and 1978, and provides information concerning Walker's years in the real estate business, and later as a community leader and minister of the First Baptist Church in Milford, Conn.
Biography
Charles D. Walker entered the ministry in 1958 and became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Milford, Connecticut in 1960. He retired from the ministry in 1980 at age 76. Walker was born in North Carolina and raised in Hampton, Virginia where he attended Hampton Normal and Industrial Institute.
Rev. Walker held a variety of positions prior to entering the ministry including that of butler in the home of a successful realtor. He subsequently joined the real estate firm and eventually managed several New York City properties, specializing in Harlem properties. He was also a writer of essays, short stories, poems and a novel.
Walker increased the membership of his small church in Milford, Connecticut and spearheaded the construction of a new church building in the 1960's. He was active in working toward the improvement of race relations in Milford and was involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960's. He served several Baptist associations and was a founder and member of many civic groups in Milford.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 375
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