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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