Lester Walton papers 1905-1977

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Lester Walton papers, 1905-1977

Lester Walton papers 1905-1977

The Lester A. Walton Papers document his diversified careers as a journalist, diplomat and civic leader and consist of personal papers, material on his entertainment and journalistic careers, his tenure as the American representative to Liberia, his political activities, general correspondence and printed matter.

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