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Box 1


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

These papers include many photographs and items concerning the Walker and Wood families, their homes, their activities; and material about the economic, social, educational, and religious life of the African-American community in Lexington, Virginia. Extensive notes have been provided by Alex Wood, identifying his family members in photos, marking records to indicate relevance or functional purpose, and occasionally providing his perspective on the contents of records. Numerous records concern their properities, particular the Blandome home, and its 2001 acceptance to the National and Virginia State registers of historic places. Some records concern community advocacy for the development and creation of Lylburn Downing School. The collection also includes a typed letter written and signed by Virginia governor James H. Price, dated July 2, 1940, anniversary booklets of the First Baptist Church of Lexington, Virginia, and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1910-1975
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1910-1940



From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA