Walls, Charles, Collection Charles Walls Collection, 1882-2003 Ms.2011.001

Charles Walls Collection, 1882-2003 Ms.2011.001


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
specref@vt.edu
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John M. Jackson, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2011.001
Title
Charles Walls Collection1882-2003
Quantity
1.5 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Photocopies of magazine articles and other sources relating to the American Civil War, with particular emphases on Long Island, New York, during the war, African-American history, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Charles Walls Collection, Ms2011-001, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Charles Walls Collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 2006.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles Walls Collections was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

Charles Sebastian Walls III, a resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, and an American Civil War enthusiast, was born in Oceanside, New York, on October 15, 1934. A master gardener and retired truck driver, Walls died on December 17, 2008.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photocopies and other reproductions of American Civil War-related magazine articles and other sources compiled by Charles Walls, a resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, and a Civil War enthusiast. The collection, which contains only a few original items, reveals a general interest in the Civil War and its various aspects. The collection's most significant contents, perhaps, are several files on the Ku Klux Klan and related organizations, with articles tracing the Klan's origin and history as well as its activities through the 1990s. The collection also includes a number of articles relating to African-American history and the Civil Rights movement. Other files relate to the preservation of Confederate heritage and include articles surrounding the Confederate battle flag and other controversial issues. Many of these items seem not to have been gathered firsthand by Walls but given to him by another party. The collection also emphasizes the Civil War as it related to Long Island, New York, with articles on military units, events, and individuals.

Arrangement

The collection essentially retains its original order and is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Separated Material

The following books were removed from the collection and cataloged for the Rare Book Collection:

The 119th New York Vols. and Their Participation in the Gettysburg Campaign June 12, 1863 to July 4, 1863 ([S.l.: s.n., 1986]). E523.5 119th W45 1986 Civil War Spec
Hartwig, D. Scott and Ann Marie Hartwig, Gettysburg: the Complete Pictorial of Battlefield Monuments (Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1995). E475.56 H37 1995 Civil War Spec


Subjects and Indexing Terms


Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Charles Walls Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Arkansas
n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Battlefield parks and trails
1995-1998, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Black history
1916-1991, n.d.
[2 folders]
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Black history - Civil War
1918-1990, n.d.
[2 folders]
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Black history - New York
1917-1993, n.d.
[2 folders]
box-folder 1 folder: 6
"The Civil War" (PBS mini-series)
1990
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Confederate battle flag
1990-1997, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Copperheads
1935, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 9
CSS Hunley
1995-1999, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Espionage
1986-1989, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Florida
2001, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Foreign involvement
1984-1996, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Georgia
1986-1996, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Gettysburg
1983-2000, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 1
Ku Klux Klan
1901-1995, n.d.
[3 folders]
box-folder 2 folder: 2
Ku Klux Klan - Long Island, New York
1921-1992, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 3
Leaders, Confederate
1956-1986, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 4
Leaders, Union
1970-1997, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 5
Long Island, New York
1882-1996, n.d.
[3 folders]
box-folder 2 folder: 6
Louisiana
1995-1997, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 7
Maine
1994, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 8
Maryland
1986-1995, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 9
Mississippi
n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 10
Missouri
1985-1994, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 1
Naval operations
1984-1999, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 2
New Jersey
1995, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 3
New York
1924-1996, n.d.
[2 folders]
box-folder 3 folder: 4
North Carolina
1995, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 5
Nursing
1995, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 6
Prisoners of war
1984-1996, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 7
Reconstruction
1974, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 8
South Carolina
1927-1966, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 9
Southern heritage
n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 10
Tennessee
1984-2000, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 11
Texas
1987-2001, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 12
Vermont
1976-1989
box-folder 3 folder: 13
Veterans
1959-1996, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 14
Virginia battles A-M
1984-2001, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 15
Virginia battles, N-Z
1987-2003, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 16
Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
1998-2001, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 17
Virginia, Southwest
1988-1999, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 18
Warfare and weaponry
1988-1996, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 19
West Virginia
1985-1995, n.d.
box-folder 3 folder: 20
Western theater
1989-1995, n.d.