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Collection Number: 00745-z

Collection Title: Nathan Wilson Walker Papers, 1830-1926.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 70 items
Abstract Nathan Wilson Walker was a professor of education, dean of the School of Education, and director of the summer school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection includes a collection of sample standard intelligence and other tests; scrapbooks of clippings, one on general literary subjects, 1908-1912, and one on schools, 1907-1921; and accounts and other items of George Wesley Johnson, a general merchant of Farmington, Davie County, N.C., 1837-1855, and of members of his family, including two letters from Francis Marion Johnson (born 1837), a student at the University of North Carolina, 1856-1857, discussing college life and family matters.
Creator Walker, Nathan Wilson, 1875-1935.

Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Nathan Wilson Walker Papers, #745-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Nathan Wilson Walker (1875-1935) was a professor of education, dean of the School of Education, and director of the summer school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walker was a graduated from the University of North Carolina, 1903, was superintedent of the Asheboro, N.C., schools, 1903-1905, and joined the faculty at UNC in 1905. He was appointed dean of the Education Department in 1921. He also served on the State Board of Educational Examiners, 1907-1917, was president of the North Carolina Teachers Assembly, 1918-1919, and edited for a time the High School Journal.

George Wesley Johnson (fl. 1837-1855) was a general merchant of Farmington, Davie County, N.C.

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The collection, gathered by Nathan Wilson Walker, includes a collection of sample standard intelligence and subject tests in Latin, arithmetic, grammar, punctiation, and other areas; scrapbooks of clippings, one on general literary subjects, 1908-1912, and one on educational matters including schooling in foreign countries, 1907-1921; papers pertaining to the North Carolina Teachers Assembly, 1918, High School Journal, and University of North Carolina administrative affairs; and some correspondence.

The collection also contains accounts and other items of George Wesley Johnson, a general merchant of Farmington, Davie County, N.C., 1837-1855, and of members of his family, including two letters from Francis Marion Johnson (born 1837), a student at the University of North Carolina, 1856-1857, discussing college life and family matters. The Johnson papers also include letters mentioning prices for furs and food items.

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Contents list

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Oversize volume (SV-745/2).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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