Richard L. Walker Papers
Richard L. Walker (1922-2003), known as Dixie to his friends, was an international scholar, educator, leader in international studies, and former Ambassador to South Korea (1981-1986). The collection consists of a wide variety of materials related to Walker’s personal, professional, and political life. The archival and printed materials in the Walker Collection focus mainly on the political and international studies of Korea, China, Japan, and other Asian nations. Walker was a long-standing authority on Asian history and political development and the collection makes for a valuable contribution to the academic study of international relations, Asian heritage and history, and the political culture of America’s relations in East Asia.