Walker, Eliza Bannister
- Existence: 1874 - 1939
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
This file includes a hand-painted drawing of Nannie Bannister, married to Nolan Brooks, who was Eliza Walker's sister. Note written in Eliza Walker's hand on back.
This file consists of two unique advertisements for "Blandome" (5x3 and 3.5x6.5) with directional instructions, potential tourist attractions for visitors, and a description of the Blandome home. There are duplicates of both advertisements.
This file consists of a programs from the Benevlolent and Protective Order of Elks Memorial Service, December 13, 1925, and a 'Thanksgiving Souvenir' from Thanksgiving, 1906, at First Baptist Church, Lexington, Va. Also includes assorted photographs of Walker-Wood family members.
This file consists of information related to the Family. From Alex Wood's notebook (Box 0, Folder 1 - Control Folder) "Found in umbrella holder and how to locate relatives of Eliza Walker relatives in Black Cemetery in Murat (Alice Moore info)."
Clarence Wood and Nannie Wood were members of the Charity Nightingales, and Mrs. H. L. Wood was the manager.
This file consists of a copy of a photograph of Eliza Bannister Walker, Harry Thomas Walker, Harry Lee Walker, and Nannie Walker Wood. Photograph taken by Michael Miley.
This file contains Eliza Walker Wood's leather bound address book.
This file consists of copies advertisements for the Lexington Memorial Old Folks Home and Orphanage.
This file consists of Harry Lee Walker's resume, photocopies of the resume, newspaper clippings regarding Nannie Walker Wood, and a program for the twenty-fifth anniversary dinner of the Rockbridge chapter of the NAACP, where Malvin R. Goode was a guest speaker.
Flier for an Appearance of Congressman Oscar De Priest Presented by Rockbridge Walker Federation of Colored Women's Club, 1931
This file consists of fliers advertising an appearance of Congressman Oscar De Priest, who was the 'first and only member of colored race to be elected to Congress of the U. S. in 28 years.' The appearance was presented by the Rockbridge Walker Federation of Colored Women's Club. Eliza Walker was the president of the club. Also included is biographical information about Oscar De Priest.
Includes personal letter form John G. James, VMI class of 1866,to Eliza Walker. James wrote to Eliza giving a donation with the request that a rose bush be put on the grave of the VMI cook, the 'Judge,' who he never saw again after Hunter's Raid. Included is an article published in 1971 giving more information on Hunter's Raid and the Virginia Military Institue. Eliza is addressed in the letter as the 'Treasurer Walker' of the 'Colored Cemetery.'
This file consists of a letter written by the Committee on Unemployed. Mrs. Eliza Walker was the chairman and Mrs. Virginia Gilliam was the secretary. They wrote to white citizens in Lexington asking them to assist in finding more work opportunities. No date included.
This file consists of a flier for a musical and vocal contest judged by Eliza Walker, 1915, and a program for 'Jephthah and His Daughter,' 1925, managed by Mrs. H. L. Walker and Mrs. C. M. Wood. Also included are a ticket to 'Jephthah and His Daughter' and a newspaper clipping about The Charity Nightingales, 'the first musical organization of colored singers.'
This file consists of a program from the NCAAP meeting where a memorial for Eliza Walker was held in Roanoke, Va., and program notes about Eliza Walker. From Alex Wood's notebook (Box 1, Folder 0) - Honored in Roanoke, Va. - Pioneer in Civil Rights."
Clippings include news of the deaths of Harry Lee Walker, Harry Walker, and Clarence M. Wood. There is also a profile on Mrs. Nannie W. Wood and clippings of Eliza's poems.
This file consists of newspaper clippings about the campaign for the Lexington Old Folks Home and Orphanage, a pamphlet with information about the home, a charter signed by prominent Lexington citizens, and a photograph of Mrs. H. L. Walker with three orphans. Mrs. Walker was the president of the home.
This file consists of a portait of Eliza Walker and a photograph of Harry Thomas Walker and his cousin Vernita Jones both on horseback. From Alex Wood's notebook (Box 1, Folder 0 - Control Folder) "Picture - Eliza A.M. Walker. Harry Thomas and Vernita Jones, Sam Jones' daughter. Harry Lee Walker's brother. At farm near spring."
This file consists of two copies of a photographs of members of the Walker family, as idenitified on the back, and Wright's Orchestra from Ohio who played at Washington and Lee dances. The picture most likely is taken a Blandome.
This file consists of poems written by Eliza Walker. Many of them are satirical and written in dialect.
This file consists of a photograph from the Virginia Federation of Colored Women Convention and a newspaper clipping about the event.
Contains photographs of the Walker family. Includes two photographs of Harry Lee Walker (5x7), two photgraphs of Eliza Walker (4x6), one photograph of Harry Thomas Walker (5x7), one photograph of Eliza Walker and Harry Thomas Walker (3.5x5), one photograph of Hettie AAdamns with James Horace Lewis on her lap - Aunt Nin and Cousin Nellie Scruggs Lewis - pulled from Alex Wood's notebook in control folder (Box 1, Folder 1).