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Mary Dorcas (Ward) Walker Papers

Identifier: M389


The papers contain Mary (Ward) Walker’s (1925-2017) personal papers from her time as a student at the University of Denver.


  • 1946 - 1947


Biographical / Historical

Mary Dorcas (Word) Walker, who preferred to be called Dorcas, was born in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family lived in Illinois until they moved to Monte Vista, Colorado in the 1930’s. Dorcas’ father owned Rio Grande Hardware in Monte Vista. Before transferring to the University of Denver, Dorcas attended MacMurray College in Illinois. Dorcas was married to Lory T. Walker in 1950. They first lived in Fort Collins where her husband studied veterinary medicine at CSU (formerly, Colorado A&M) and where Dorcas taught. After Lory graduated they lived in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and finally settled in Phoenix, Arizona. She had 6 children and eventually passed away in January 2017.


.25 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

The papers contain photographs and memorabilia from Mary Dorcas (Ward) Walker's time at the University of Denver and the sorority she was involved with.


The collection is arranged in two series: 1. Graduation Day, 1947 June 7th. 2. Photographs, 1946-1947.


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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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