Our collections include records of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government.
A Collection Selection
Papers, c. 1940s-2003, 9.5 ft.
Richard L. "Dixie" Walker dedicated his life and career to intercultural understanding. He served his nation as a soldier during World War II, as a professor of international studies both at home and abroad, as a foreign policy adviser to the government, and as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, 1981-1986. In the mid 1990s, Walker retired as the James F. Byrnes Professor Emeritus and Ambassador-in-Residence at the University of South Carolina. President Ronald Reagan regarded Walker's service as quiet diplomacy turned into an art form.