RHC #612 FRED J. WALKER  JR. PAPERS

BIOGRAPHY:

Professor Fred J. Walker Jr., VU ’57, retired in May, 1996, after 32 years of service in the Journalism Program at Vincennes University. He established the Journalism Program in August, 1964, assuming at the same time operational authority over The Trailblazer, VU’s student newspaper. He was promoted to Full Professor of Journalism in April, 1971. 

Walker was inducted into the National Community College Journalism Association Hall of Fame, August 13, 1994, in Atlanta, GA.  He received, in 1969, the University’s Blue and Gold Cord Award for leadership and service. His other VU honors include the annual Exemplary Service Award in 1992 and the Big Apple Award in 1990.  The Trailblazer, founded in 1923, has merited the national Associated Collegiate Press’ highest rating, All‐American, for 52 semesters (1965‐1995). Since 1967 VU student newspaper received 196 citations and 54 First Place Awards in the annual Indiana Collegiate Press Association Newspaper Contest.

Fred J. Walker Jr., a native of Washington, IN, died December 28, 2006. He bequeathed his private and professional papers, letters, documents, photographs, and other items to the Byron R. Lewis Historical Collections Library at Vincennes University.

FINDING AID:

The Fred Walker Jr. Papers were archived by Jill Larson, Librarian, who also compiled this Finding Aid.

Box #1 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1954‐1956

 

Box #1 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

January‐June, 1957

 

Box #1 Folder #3

Personal Correspondence

July‐September, 1957

 

Box #1 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

October‐December, 1957

 

Box #1 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

January‐June, 1958

 

Box #1 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

July‐December, 1958

 

Box #1 Folder #7

Personal Correspondence

January‐July, 1959

 

Box #1 Folder #8

Personal Correspondence

August‐October, 1959

 

Box #1 Folder #9

Personal Correspondence

Letters/Cards: Oct.‐Nov., 1959

 

Box #1 Folder #10

Personal Correspondence

Letters/Cards: Dec., 1959

 

Box #1 Folder #11

Personal Correspondence

Letters/Cards: Jan. –March, 1960

 

Box #2 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

April‐June, 1960

 

Box #2 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

 

Box #2 Folder #3

Greeting Cards (Miscellaneous) – 1960’s

 

Box #2 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1961

 

Box #2 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1962

 

Box #2 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1963

 

Box #2 Folder #7

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1964

 

Box #2 Folder #8

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1965

 

Box #2 Folder #9

Personal Correspondence

January‐December, 1966

 

Box #3 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

July‐Dec., 1966

 

Box #3 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

January‐June, 1967

 

Box #3 Folder #3

Personal Correspondence

July‐December, 1967

 

Box #3 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

January‐June, 1968

 

Box #3 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

July‐December, 1968

 

Box #3 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

January‐June, 1969

 

Box #3 Folder #7

Personal Correspondence

July‐October, 1969

 

Box #4 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

Nov.‐Dec., 1969

 

Box #4 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐May, 1970

 

Box #4 Folder #3

Personal Correspondence

June‐Sept., 1970

 

Box #4 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

Oct. –Dec., 1970

 

Box #4 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐May, 1971

 

Box #4 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

June‐Dec., 1971

 

Box #5 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐May, 1972

 

Box #5 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

June‐Nov., 1972

 

Box #5 Folder #3

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐March, 1973

 

Box #5 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

June‐August, 1973

 

Box #5 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

Sept.‐Dec., 1973

 

Box #5 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐March, 1974

 

Box #5 Folder #7

Personal Correspondence

April‐June, 1974

 

Box #5 Folder #8

Personal Correspondence

July‐October, 1974

 

Box #5 Folder #9

Personal Correspondence

Nov.‐Dec., 1974

 

Box #5 Folder #10

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐April, 1975

 

Box #5 Folder #11

Personal Correspondence

May‐Dec.,1975

 

Box #6 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐April, 1976

 

Box #6 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

May‐Dec., 1976

 

Box #6 Folder #3

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐May, 1977

 

Box #6 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

June‐Dec., 1977

 

Box #6 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Nov., 1978

 

Box #6 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1979

 

Box #6 Folder #7

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐May, 1980

 

Box #6 Folder #8

Personal Correspondence

June, 1980‐August, 1981

 

Box #6 Folder #9

Personal Correspondence

Sept., 1981‐May, 1982

 

Box #6 Folder #10

Personal Correspondence

July‐Dec., 1982

Feb.‐Nov., 1983

 

Box #6 Folder #11

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1984

 

Box #7 Folder #1

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1985

 

Box #7 Folder #2

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1986

 

Box #7 Folder #3

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1987

 

Box #7 Folder #4

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1988

 

Box #7 Folder #5

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1989

 

Box #7 Folder #6

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1990

 

Box #7 Folder #7

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1991

 

Box #7 Folder #8

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1992

 

Box #7 Folder #9

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1993

 

Box #7 Folder #10

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1994

 

Box #7 Folder #11

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1996

 

Box #7 Folder #12

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1997

 

Box #7 Folder #13

Personal Correspondence

Jan.‐Dec., 1998

 

Box #7 Folder #14

Personal Correspondence

April‐Dec., 1999

 

Box #7 Folder #15 Personal Correspondence (1999)

 

Box #7 Folder #16 Personal Correspondence (2001)

 

Box #7 Folder #17

Christmas cards‐(2004)

Personal Correspondence

 

Box #8 Folder #1

Television/RadioMagazines/Bookarticles (1970s‐1990s)

 

Box #8 Folder #2 Pentagon Papers Case (1971)

 

Box #8 Folder #3

Writing Editing Notes

 

Box #8 Folder #4

Editing/Lecture Notes

 

Part I

Box #8 Folder #5

Editing/Lecture Notes

 

Part II

Box #8 Folder #6

Editing/Lecture Notes

 

Part III

Box #8 Folder #7

Editing/Lecture Notes

 

Part IV

 

Box #8 Folder #8

Editing/Lecture Notes

 

Part V

Box #8 Folder #9

Editing/Lecture Notes

 

Part VI

Box #9 Folder #1

Syllabus‐Study Guide “Evolution of Mass Media Communications in U.S.”

 

Box #9 Folder #2

American National Government VU‐Fall Semester, (1964‐1966)

 

Box #9 Folder #3

State & Local Government VU‐Spring Semester (1965‐66)

 

Box #9 Folder #4

Survey of Journalism

VU‐Fall Semester

(1964‐66)

 

Box #9 Folder #5

State & Local Government

VU‐Spring Semester, 1967

 

Box #9 Folder #6 Political Science Seminar: “Democracy”

VU‐ Spring Semester (1967‐68)

 

Box #9 Folder #7

Survey of Journalism

VU‐Fall Semester, (1967‐68)

 

Box #9 Folder #8

Transfer News Practices

VU‐Fall Semester, 1966

Spring Semester, 1969

 

Box #9 Folder #9

News Reporting

Fall Semester (1969‐70)

 

Box #9 Folder #10

News Reporting

Fall Semester: (1971‐74)

 

Box #9 Folder #11

News Reporting

Fall Semester: (1975‐78)

 

Box #10 Folder #1

News Reporting

Fall Semester (1980‐83)

 

Box #10 Folder #2

News Reporting

Fall Semester: (1984‐87)

 

Box #10 Folder #3

News Reporting

Fall Semester: (1988‐91)

 

Box #10 Folder #4

News Reporting

Fall Semester: (1992‐95)

 

Box #10 Folder #5

Editing

Spring Semester: (1970‐74)

 

Box #10 Folder #6

Editing

Spring Semester: (1975‐79)

 

Box #10 Folder #7

Editing

Spring Semester: (1980‐82)

 

Box #10 Folder #8

Editing

Spring Semester: (1985‐90)

 

Box #11 Folder #1

Editing

Spring Semester: (1991‐96)

 

Box #11 Folder #2

Communications Law

Fall Semester: (1969‐75)

 

Box #11 Folder #3

Communications Law

Fall Semester: ((1976‐82)

 

Box #11 Folder #4

Mass Communications

VU‐Spring Semester (1969‐73)

 

Box #11 Folder #5

Mass Communications

Spring Semester: (1974‐78)

 

Box #11 Folder #6

Mass Communications

Spring Semester: (1979‐83)

 

Box #11 Folder #7 Mass Communications Advanced Journalism (1984‐87)

 

Box #12 Folder #1

Mass Communications

Advanced Journalism Lab II

Spring Semester: (1988‐92)

 

Box #12 Folder #2

Mass Communications

Advanced Journalism

Spring Semester: (1993‐96)

 

Box #12 Folder #3

Photography

Spring Semester, 1970

Lab‐(1973‐82)

 

Box #12 Folder #4

Communication Law

Advanced Journalism Lab

Fall Semester: (1984‐87)

 

Box #12 Folder #5

Communications Law

Advanced Journalism Lab

Fall Semester: (1988‐91)

 

Box #12 Folder #6

Communication Law

Advanced Journalism Lab

Fall Semester: (1992‐95)

 

Box #12 Folder #7

Principles of Advertising, 1980

Advertising Curriculum, 1992

 

Box #13 Folder #1

Old Newspaper Collection: (Famous headlines) Trailblazer; South Bend Tribune, Indiana Daily Student, etc.

 

Box #13 Folder #2

Class Notes, Drafts, Papers; (1950s)

 

Box #13 Folder #3

Commencement Address‐WCHS

May 28, 1965: Program; 1965 Memories;

School Newspaper; Spotlight newsletter

 

Box #13 Folder #4

WCHS Commencement Address

May 20, 1977; Speech; Program;

Invitation

 

Box #13 Folder #5

Addresses; Speeches;

(1960s forward)

 

Box #14 Folder #1

Speeches (1960’s forward)

 

Box #14 Folder #2

Personal Photo Collection;

M.A. Thesis: “Stout”

University of Texas photos;

WCHS Commencement photos, 1977

 

Box #14 Folder #3

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 17, 1967

 

Box #14 Folder #4

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 17, 1968

 

Box #14 Folder #5

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 23, 1969

 

Box #15 Folder #1

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 16, 1970

 

Box #15 Folder #2

Journalism Awards Dinner

“The Elihu Stout Lecture”

April 28, 1972

 

Box #15 Folder #3

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 28, 1973

 

Box #15 Folder #4

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 27, 1974

 

Box #15 Folder #5

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 26, 1975

 

Box #15 Folder #6

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 24, 1976

 

Box #15 Folder #7

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 23, 1977

 

Box #15 Folder #8

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 22, 1978

 

Box #15 Folder #9

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 19, 1979

 

Box #16 Folder #1

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 19, 1980

 

Box #16 Folder #2

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 25, 1981

 

Box #16 Folder #3

Journalism Awards Dinner

April 28, 1982

 

Box #16 Folder #4

Journalism Awards Dinner

New Harmony, IN

April 26, 1983

 

Box #16 Folder #5

Journalism Awards Dinner

Lincoln City, IN/ Jasper, IN

April 24, 1984

 

Box #16 Folder #6

Journalism Awards, 1985

 

Box #16 Folder #7

Journalism Awards Dinner

The Executive Inn, Vincennes, IN

May 7, 1986

 

Box #16 Folder #8

Journalism Awards Dinner

The Executive Inn, Vincennes, IN

May 7, 1987

 

Box #16 Folder #9

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 5, 1988

 

Box #16 Folder #10

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 4, 1989

 

Box #16 Folder #11

Journalism Awards Dinner

The Executive Inn, Vincennes, IN

May 2, 1990

 

Box #16 Folder #12

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 1, 1991

 

Box #16 Folder #13

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 7. 1992

 

Box #17 Folder #1

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 6, 1993

 

Box #17 Folder #2

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 5, 1994

 

Box #17 Folder #3

Journalism Awards Dinner

May 4, 1995

 

Box #17 Folder #4

Elihu Stout Lecture Series

April 16 & 17, 1970

Correspondence

 

Box #17 Folder #5

First Baptist Church Sermon

Washington, IN

July 6, 1986

 

Box #17 Folder #6

Inauguration:

Dr. Phillip M. Summers

“Dawn of a New Era”

October 3, 1980

 

Box #17 Folder #7

Vincennes Historical/Antiquarian Society (Speeches by Mr. Walker) ‐Correspondence

 

Box #17 Folder #8

Loogootee Alumni Board names

Walker as “Outstanding Alumni”

August 4, 1984

 

Box #17 Folder #9

Thank you notes; letters; & cards From Dr. Summers to Fred Walker (1980‐2001)

 

Box #18 Folder #1

Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast

Washington, IN; Speech by Walker;

May 16, 1986

 

Box #18 Folder #2

Sabbatical‐Spring Semester

1985‐Correspondence

 

Box #18 Folder #3

Fred Walker’s 50th Birthday

Celebrations: Nov. 13, 1987

 

Box #18 Folder #4 Faculty‐Staff: Blue/Gold Cords (1990‐92)

 

Box #18 Folder #5

Walker’s 25th Anniversary

at Vincennes University

‐Journalism Program

 

Box #18 Folder #6

VU Exemplary Service Award

Fred J. Walker Jr., Recipient, 1992

 

Box #18 Folder #7

BIG APPLE AWARD

to Walker by VU

 

November 17, 1990

Box #18 Folder #8

Elihu Stout Desk (Acquired March 31, 1987) 8x10 photographs of desk

 

Box #18 Folder #9

“Minutes”‐ a monthly newsletter published by VU Journalism Program Elihu Stout Hall‐(1970‐1972)

 

Box #18 Folder #10 “Minutes”‐newsletters (1972‐1977)

 

Box #19 Folder #1

Fred Walker Jr.

Citations to 1971

 

Box #19 Folder #2

Fred Walker Jr.

Biographical data

 

Box #19 Folder #3

Fred Walker’s M.A. Thesis

On Elihu Stout; Research

 

Box #20 Folder #1

Retirement Story in

The Trailblazer

February 23, 1996

VU Retirement Dinner Program

May 4, 1996

 

Box #20 Folder #2

VU Contracts

F.W. Jr. (1964‐1996)

 

Box #20 Folder #3

Fred Walker’s Paper

“A Proposed Solution to a VU Public Relations Problem” (Submitted to IU. Journalism Depart.) May, 1958

 

Box #20 Folder #4

Publication Program at VU

By Fred J. Walker Jr.

May, 1958

 

Box #20 Folder #5

“Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Contributions

to American Journalism and Its Functions‐‐ A Brief Evaluation of the 32nd President’s Press Relations,” by F.J.W. Jr.‐July, 1966

 

Box #20 Folder #6

A Biographical Study of Elihu Stout

M.A. Thesis

 

Box #20 Folder #7

“The Follies of 1957”

Presented at the Pantheon

Theater, August 29, 1957

 

Box #20 Folder #8

John F. Kennedy Collection

‐Large array of materials on

JFK’s assassination

 

Box #21

***A large box containing many awards conferred upon Mr. Walker during his tenure at Vincennes University.

(This collection is stored at Lewis Historical Library, VU)