Walker, Richard L. "Dixie"
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.
Papers, c. 1940s-2003, 9.5 ft.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 24 pages)
(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note)
Richard L. Walker: In His Own Words (a digitized collection of documents from the Walker Papers)
Walker Institute of International and Area Studies (at the University of South Carolina)