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James C. Walker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0754

Content Description

Professional papers of physics professor, James Calvin "Cal" Walker, with some personal pieces of correspondence and photographs. Professional papers compose of grants and grant finances, letters of recommendation, conference and travel files, teaching files, general academic correspondence, manuscripts from early in his career, readers, organizational membership files, research notes and studies, charts, transparencies, and X-rays. The papers range from the 1960s to the early 2000s.


  • Creation: 1960s-early 2000s


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for use once processed.

Biographical / Historical

James Calvin "Cal" Walker was born January 16, 1935. He grew up in North Carolina, and graduated from Harvard majoring in Physics in 1956. After receiving his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Princeton, 1961, he came to Hopkins in 1963 and stayed ever since. He served as the Chair of the Department from 1987 to 1993. He also served on the Homewood Academic Council. Walker, a retired Johns Hopkins physics professor and former department chair, died of congestive heart failure on January 15th, 2016 at Roland Park Place.

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10 Cubic Feet (8 record center boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ann K. Finkbeiner in June 2016.

Processing Information

This is a process-on-demand collection and has not been prepared for researcher use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

James C. Walker papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA