Skip to main content

Southeastern Massachusetts University, Office of the President, Donald E. Walker records

Identifier: URC-007

Scope and Contents

Series I of the collection consists of biographical and inaugural material (memorandums, a procedure handbook, tickets, and transcripts to speeches given by guest speakers), transcripts to speeches given by Walker, and works published by Walker throughout his administrative career. Series II consists of correspondence dating from 1972 to 1983, arranged chronologically. Series III are subject files kept by Walker’s office.


  • 1956 - 1983
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1983

Biographical / Historical

On August 2, 1972, Donald E. Walker was named, by the Board of Trustees, President-elect of Southeastern Massachusetts University. On May 26, 1973, Walker was formally inaugurated as the University's second President. After serving for nearly eleven years, Walker announced his resignation on June 3, 1983. His final day as President of Southeastern Massachusetts University was August 31, 1983. Walker then took a position as the superintendent of the Grossman Community College District in San Diego, California. For more biographical and administrative information on Donald Ezzel Walker, refer to Manuscript Collection - MC 6.


14.6 Linear Feet (35 letter-sized manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Retrospecitve; pre-1995. Originally processed by Helen Koss. Reprocessed July 1997. reprocessed with significant additions from legacy collections that had been divided up into subject files.

Southeastern Massachusetts University, Office of the President, Donald E. Walker records
Julie Fernandes, Melony Poirier
July 1997 and April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
First edition completed July 1997 by Julie Fernandes. Second edition completed April 2019 by Melony Poirier.

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA