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R. H. Walker papers

Identifier: MSS 2137

Scope and Contents

Contains reports on the construction, budgeting, and administration of the American University at Beirut, yearbooks, letters, speeches, minutes, and ephemera from R. H. Walker's time at University of Beirut, and other professional papers of Walker related to Brigham Young University and agriculture. Also contains personal papers of R. H. Walker, including papers on his welfare assignments at the stake level for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, family history, clippings on political topics, and UNESCO. Materials dated 1952 to 1977.


  • approximately 1952-1977


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Rudger Harper Walker was born on August 20, 1902, to parents W. A. Walker and Lavina Harper. He received a BS degree in agronomy from Brigham Young University in 1923. On June 6, 1923, he married Fawn Lucile Davies. He was the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Utah State University, and also served as a visiting faculty member at the American University at Beirut. In 1960, he was named dean of the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at Brigham Young University, and he served in that position until 1968. Rudger died in June 1979.

Biographical / Historical

American University of Beirut (est. 1920) is a private university in Lebanon granting degrees under the authority of the University of the State of New York.


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. R. H. Walker professional papers, 1952-1977. 2. R. H. Walker personal papers, 1967-1971.

Custodial History

Found comingled with the Vasco Tanner papers and accessioned in 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Andrea Wyss; March 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; August 2022.


Register of R. H. Walker papers
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 16
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States