James C. Walker papers
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
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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.
Source: http://physics-astronomy.jhu.edu/2016/01/27/remembering-professor-cal-walker-former-chair-of-the-department/ Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-james-walker-20160126-story.html
10 Cubic Feet (8 record center boxes)
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Donated by Ann K. Finkbeiner in June 2016.
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