TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Family

Correspondence

Civic & Social

Clippings

Certificates, Diplomas & Oversized

Plaques & Awards

Scrapbook

Books

Photographs

Materials by Person

C.A. Walton Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA 02-4
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Title: C.A. Walton Collection
Quantity: 8 boxes
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Cedar Anthony (C.A.) Walton was born in Wilcox, Texas. He received a Bachelor in Science from Prairie View in 1926 and came to Dallas in 1927 for a position as Negro Agricultural Agent for Dallas County. C.A. Walton married Ruth Grimstead in 1932. Ruth Grimstead was born in Louisiana in 1905 and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Wiley College in 1926 with a degree in music. After their marriage, she would become an arithmetic teacher for DISD at B.F. Darrell Elementary School, where she taught for 30 years. Together they had a son, Cedar Walton Jr., later known as a talented jazz recording artist. C.A. Walton served 23 years as a Dallas County agricultural agent, but in 1950 he resigned to accept a State Department position to advise the Liberian government on agricultural issues. He returned form Liberia in 1954 and retired in 1958. Upon his return, he became very active in the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, serving as their executive secretary. C.A. Walton also was active in the Moorland Branch of the YMCA, the Small Business Administration, a member of Phi Beta Sigma, the Progressive Voters League and Knights of Pythias. He died October 5, 1983 in Dallas. His wife Ruth Walton died in November of 2002.

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Scope and Contents

The C.A. Walton collection ranges from the 1920s to the 1980s. The collection contains family materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, certificates, books and photographs. Within the collection, the lives of C.A. and Ruth Walton can be traced from historic Black colleges, Prairie View and Wiley, to their respective careers with Dallas County and Dallas Independent School District, to their involvement in various civic and social groups, such as the Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce and Good Hope Baptist Church. Books kept with the collection are books relating to C.A. Walton's work as an Agricultural Agent, books on Liberia and books on education which were kept by Ruth Walton.

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Related Material

MA 80.3 Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce Collection MA 80.5 John and Ethelyn M. Chisum Collection MA86.11 Knights of Pythias Collection PA2005.4 Marion Butts Collection

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

C.A. Walton
Ruth Walton
Cedar Walton Jr.

Organizations:

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Independent School District
Dallas County

Family Names:

Walton
Grimstead

Places:

Dallas

Occupations:

Agricultural Agent
Teacher
Musician

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA02.4 C.A. Walton Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Family
1 1 Register
2 C.A. Walton & Ruth Walton - Wedding Invitation September 16, 1932
3 Cedar Walton Jr. - Report Cards, Lincoln High 1950
4 Esther Walton - Report Cards - Archdiocese of San Antonio 1960-1961
5 Ruth Walton - Certificate of Death for Mary Grimstead. May 17, 1961
6 Ruth Walton - Obsequies & Funeral Information for Mary Grimstead. May 20, 1961
7 C.A. Walton - Walton Family Reunion Booklet. August 2, 1981
8 C.A. Walton - Obituary for C.A. Walton. October 9, 1983
9 C.A. Walton - Obsequies for C.A. Walton. October 11, 1983
10 C.A. Walton - Memorial Book. October 11, 1983
Correspondence
1 11 C.A. Walton & Ruth Walton - Telegraph & Card for Easter. ca. 1926
12 C.A. Walton - E.B. Evans, Prairie View Athletic Director. September 22, 1930
13 Ruth Walton - Allen Mayes, St. James Methodist Church February 11, 1962
14 C.A. Walton - C.A. Galloway & Handwritten Notes. June 8, 1967
15 C.A. Walton - State Fair of Texas Stock. March 1, 1971 & December 2, 1971
16 Ruth Walton - Senator Mike McKool n.d.
17 Christmas Cards & Post Cards.
Civic & Social
1 18 Ruth Walton - Music Programs 1920s
19 Ruth Walton - Church Programs. March 21, 1921, May 1, 1955
20 Ruth Walton - DISD Materials. 1960s
21 Ruth Walton - Retirement Dinner for Evelyn Rodgers Program. May 30, 1968
22 Ruth Walton - Maria Morgan YWCA program 1974
23 C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro & Black Chamber of Commerce Materials & Reports. 1960s-1980s.
24 West Dallas Service Organization Report 1965-1966
25 C.A. Walton - YMCA Reports. April 1967 & 1969
26 Elsie Faye Heggins School Board Election Materials.
Clippings
1 27 Ruth Walton - M.B. Chester Recital. April 20, 1922
28 Ruth Walton - Marion Anderson 1920s-1930s
29 C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce Clippings. 1966
30 C.A. and Ruth Walton - Golden Anniversary September 19, 1982
31 Cedar Walton Jr. - Denver University Clippings February 12, 1952
Certificates, Diplomas & Oversized
2 C.A. Walton - Prairie View Bachelor of Science May 24, 1926
C.A. Walton - Bishop College Certificate, Small Business Institute. March 3, 1965
C.A. Walton - Prairie View, Business Management Institute certification April 4, 1966
C.A. Walton - KNOK AM-FM Citizenship Award. December 7, 1966
C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce, Silver Star February 7, 1969
C.A. Walton - Scottish Rite, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret June 24, 1970
C.A. Walton - Small Business Administration SCORE Award November 17, 1970
C.A. Walton - New Hope Baptist Church, Service Award. July 25, 1971
C.A. Walton - Small Business Administration, SCORE Award. August 16, 1971
C.A. Walton - Small Business Administration, SCORE Award August 3, 1972
C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce, Silver Star. January 1, 1973
C.A. Walton - WRR Goodfeather Award May 15, 1973
C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce, Certificate of Membership September 10, 1975
C.A. Walton - New Hope Baptist Church, Service Award. July 24, 1977
Ruth Walton - Alpha Kappas Alpha Sorority n.d.
Ruth Walton - Wiley College Music Diploma n.d.
Ruth Walton - Teachers Permanent Certificate May 24, 1926
Ruth Walton - Wiley College Bachelor in Art June 1, 1926
Vinen Madieste - Buva College Social Club January 29, 1921
Cedar Walton Jr. - Flier for concert June 14 & 15, unknown year
Cedar Walton Jr. - Music for the Maestro
Cedar Walton Jr. - Record, Cedar Walton Trio, Cedar!
Plaques & Awards
3 C.A. Walton - Friendship Award. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Texas Negro County Agriculture Agents Association n.d.
C.A. Walton - Noteworthy achievements in Agricultural Supervision.....Citizens of Dallas and Dallas County October 3, 1951
C.A. Walton - Member Century Club, Moorland Branch 1963-1966
C.A. Walton - Phi Beta Sigma - Meritorious Service in the Area of Human Relations. March 28, 1964
C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce 1970
C.A. Walton - Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce - Elected Honorary Member of the Board December 3, 1981
Scrapbook
4 C.A. Walton. - Prairie View A&M circa 1920s
Books
5 Ruth Walton - Education - Mathematics For Everyday Use 1954
Ruth Walton - Education - Modern Mathematics 1961
Ruth Walton - Education - Guide to Curriculum Improvement 1955-56
Ruth Walton - Education - Exploring Mathematical Ideas 1961
Ruth Walton - Education - Health Science 1958
Ruth Walton - Education - Curriculum Development in the Elementary Schools 1958
Ruth Walton - Social - Ivy Leaf, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority February 1967
C.A. Walton - Social - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity presents Julian Bond. March 22, 1969
Ruth Walton - Religion - The Saint James Story circa 1962
Ruth Walton - Religion - Pictorial Directory "The Story", St. Paul United Methodist Church 1980
Ruth Walton - Religion - The Methodist Hymnal 1927
Ruth Walton - Religion - New Baptist Hymnal 1926
C.A. Walton - Africa - African Journey 1945
C.A. Walton - Africa - The Liberian Yearbook 1962
C.A. Walton - Africa - Proverbs of Liberia 1963
C.A. Walton - Africa - Mensah the Oil Palm Farmer 1956
C.A. Walton - Africa - Liberia. The West African Republic. 1950
C.A. Walton - Africa - President Tubman on African Unity. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Africa - Liberian Fireside Stories 1967
C.A. Walton - Africa - Welcome to Liberia 1968
Ruth Walton - Yearbooks - The Rice Shock. Charlton High School 1921
C.A. Walton - Yearbooks - The Prairie. Prairie View State 1926
Ruth Walton - Yearbooks - The Wild Cat. Wiley College, 2 copies 1925
Cedar Walton Jr. - Yearbooks - Kynewishbok. University of Denver 1952
Cedar Walton Jr. - Yearbooks - Kynewishbok. University of Denver 1953
Ruth Walton - Music - Twenty Four Negro Melodies 1905
Ruth Walton - Music - Lorenz's Favorite Anthem Classics 1917
Ruth Walton - Music - John M. Williams' and Shaylor Turner's Very First Piano Book. 1937
Ruth Walton - Music - W.C. Handy Blues Folio 1942
Ruth Walton - Music - Happy Hour Book 1934
C.A. Walton - Civic - A Cooperative Plan for the Thoroughfare Development December, 1966
6 C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Farm Production of Sorgo Sirup. March, 1938
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Farm Production of Sugarcane Sirup. July, 1941
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Animal Nutrition 1947
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Physical Culture Classics. Vol III 1909
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Productive Vegetable Growing. 1935
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Soil Survey of Liberia. June, 1951
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Sweet Potato Production in Texas. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Manual of Dairy Cattle Breeding. 1925
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Forestry in Farm Management. 1941
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Soils . 1941
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Stored Grain Pest . August 1955
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Live Stock and Poultry Diseases. 1947
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Consumers All. 1965
C.A. Walton - Business - Business Principles 1926
C.A. Walton - Business - Study Guide for Salesmanship n.d.
C.A. Walton - Business - Financial Recordkeeping for Small Stores 1966
C.A. Walton - Business - Insurance and Risk Management for Small Business 1970
C.A. Walton - Business - Starting and Managing a Small Bookkeeping Service. 1962
C.A. Walton - Business - Real Estate Principles and Practices 1961
C.A. Walton - Business - The Future of Small Business 1967
Photographs
The photographs have been individually identified and entered into CTX's Manuscript Photo Database. Please contact a staff member to search this series. Photographs in this collection show both C.A. and Ruth Walton during their college years, family photographs, civic and church meetings. Some of the photographs are taken by Dallas photographer Marion Butts.
7 Photographs
8 Photographs
Framed Photograph - 2 Photographs - Ruth and C.A. Walton & Cedar Walton Jr. as a child. ca. 1930s
Framed Photograph - C.A. Walton - Texas Extension Service Force. C.H. Waller, State Leader ca. 1930
Framed Photograph - C.A. Walton - Pinkston Camp YMCA site committee. See PA2005-4/616.1 ca. 1946
Framed Photograph - C.A. Walton - Pinkston Camp YMCA site committee. See PA2005-4/616.2 ca.1946
Materials by Person
The Following is a list of materials by person and their box/folder location..
C.A. Walton
Family
1 2 C.A. Walton & Ruth Walton - Wedding Invitation September 16, 1932
7 C.A. Walton - Walton Family Reunion Booklet August 2, 1981
8 C.A. Walton - Obituary for C.A. Walton. October 9, 1983
9 C.A. Walton - Obsequies for C.A. Walton. October 11, 1983
10 C.A. Walton - Memorial Book October 11, 1983
Correspondence
1 11 C.A. Walton & Walton - Telegraph & Card for Easter. ca.1926
12 C.A. Walton - E.B. Evans, Prairie View Athletic Director. September 22, 1930
14 C.A. Galloway & Handwritten Notes. June 8, 1967
15 State Fair of Texas Stock. March 1, 1971 & December 2, 1971
Civic & Social
1 23 Dallas Negro & Black Chamber of Commerce Materials & Reports. 1960s-1980s
25 C.A. Walton - YMCA Reports. April 1967 & 1969
Clippings
1 29 C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce Clippings. 1966
30 C.A. & Ruth Walton - Golden Anniversary September 19, 1982
Certificates, Diplomas & Oversized
2 C.A. Walton - Prairie View Bachelor of Science May 24, 1926
C.A. Walton - Bishop College Certificate, Small Business Institute March 3, 1965
C.A. Walton - Prairie View, Business Management Institute certification April 4, 1966
C.A. Walton - KNOK AM-FM Citizenship Award. December 7, 1966
Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce, Silver Star February 7, 1969
Scottish Rite, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret. June 24, 1970
Small Business Administration SCORE Award November 17, 1970
New Hope Baptist Church, Service Award. July 25, 1971
Small Business Administration, SCORE Award. August 16, 1971
Small Business Administration, SCORE Award. August 3, 1972
Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce, Silver Star. January 1, 1973
WRR Goodfeather Award. May 15, 1973
Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce, Certificate of Membership. September 10, 1975
C.A. Walton - New Hope Baptist Church, Service Award. July 24, 1977
Plaques & Awards
3 C.A. Walton - Friendship Award. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Texas Negro County Agriculture Agents Association. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Noteworthy achievements in Agricultural Supervision.....Citizens of Dallas and Dallas County. October 3, 1951
C.A. Walton - Member Century Club, Moorland Branch. 1963-1966
C.A. Walton - Phi Beta Sigma - Meritorious Service in the Area of Human Relations. March 28, 1964
C.A. Walton - Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce 1970
C.A. Walton - Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce - Elected Honorary Member of the Board. December 3, 1981
Scrapbook
4 C.A. Walton. - Prairie View A&M. circa 1920s
Books
5 C.A. Walton - Social - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity presents Julian Bond. March 22, 1969
C.A. Walton - Africa - African Journey. 1945
C.A. Walton - Africa - The Liberian Yearbook. 1962
C.A. Walton - Africa - Proverbs of Liberia. 1963
C.A. Walton - Africa - Mensah the Oil Palm Farmer 1956
C.A. Walton - Africa - Liberia. The West African Republic. 1950
C.A. Walton - Africa - President Tubman on African Unity. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Africa - Liberian Fireside Stories. 1967
C.A. Walton - Africa - Welcome to Liberia. 1968
C.A. Walton - Yearbooks - The Prairie. Prairie View State 1926
C.A. Walton - Civic - A Cooperative Plan for the Thoroughfare Development. December, 1966
6 C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Farm Production of Sorgo Sirup. March, 1938
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Farm Production of Sugarcane Sirup. July, 1941
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Animal Nutrition. 1947
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Physical Culture Classics. Vol III. 1909
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Productive Vegetable Growing. 1935
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Soil Survey of Liberia. June, 1951
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Sweet Potato Production in Texas. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Manual of Dairy Cattle Breeding. 1925
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Forestry in Farm Management. 1941
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Soils. 1941
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Stored Grain Pest. August, 1955
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Live Stock and Poultry Diseases. 1947
C.A. Walton - Agriculture - Consumers All. 1965
C.A. Walton - Business - Business Principles. 1926
C.A. Walton - Business - Study Guide for Salesmanship. n.d.
C.A. Walton - Business - Financial Recordkeeping for Small Stores. 1966
C.A. Walton - Business - Insurance and Risk Management for Small Business. 1970
C.A. Walton - Business - Starting and Managing a Small Bookkeeping Service. 1962
C.A. Walton - Business - Real Estate Principles and Practices. 1961
C.A. Walton - Business - The Future of Small Business. 1967
Ruth Walton
Family
1 2 C.A. Walton & Ruth Walton - Wedding Invitation September 16, 1932
5 Ruth Walton - Certificate of Death for Mary Grimstead. May 17, 1961
6 Ruth Walton - Obsequies & Funeral Information for Mary Grimstead. May 20, 1961
Correspondence
1 11 C.A. Walton & Walton - Telegraph & Card for Easter. ca. 1926
16 Ruth Walton - Senator Mike McKool n.d.
Civic & Social
1 18 Ruth Walton - Music Programs 1920s
19 Ruth Walton - Church Programs. March 21, 1921, May 1, 1955
20 Ruth Walton - DISD Materials. 1960s
21 Ruth Walton - Retirement Dinner for Evelyn Rodgers Program. May 30, 1968
22 Ruth Walton - Maria Morgan YWCA program. 1974
Clippings
1 27 Ruth Walton - M.B. Chester Recital. April 20, 1922
28 Ruth Walton - Marion Anderson 1920s-1930s
30 C.A. & Ruth Walton - Golden Anniversary September 19, 1982
Certificates, Diplomas & Oversized
2 Ruth Walton - Alpha Kappas Alpha Sorority n.d.
Ruth Walton - Wiley College Music Diploma n.d.
Ruth Walton - Teachers Permanent Certificate. May 24, 1926
Ruth Walton - Wiley College Bachelor in Art. June 1, 1926
Books
5 Ruth Walton - Education - Mathematics For Everyday Use. 1954
Ruth Walton - Education - Modern Mathematics 1961
Ruth Walton - Education - Guide to Curriculum Improvement 1955-56
Ruth Walton - Education - Exploring Mathematical Ideas. 1961
Ruth Walton - Education - Health Science. 1958
Ruth Walton - Education - Curriculum Development in the Elementary Schools. 1958
Ruth Walton - Social - Ivy Leaf, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. February 1967
Ruth Walton - Religion - The Saint James Story ca. 1962
Ruth Walton - Religion - Pictorial Directory "The Story", St. Paul United Methodist Church 1980
Ruth Walton - Religion - The Methodist Hymnal. 1927
Ruth Walton - Religion - New Baptist Hymnal. 1926
Ruth Walton - Yearbooks - The Rice Shock. Charlton High School. 1921
Ruth Walton - Yearbooks - The Wild Cat. Wiley College, 2 copies. 1925
Ruth Walton - Music - Twenty Four Negro Melodies. 1905
Ruth Walton - Music - Lorenz's Favorite Anthem Classics. 1917
Ruth Walton - Music - John M. Williams' and Shaylor Turner's Very First Piano Book. 1937
Ruth Walton - Music - W.C. Handy Blues Folio. 1942
Ruth Walton - Music - Happy Hour Book. 1934
Cedar Walton Jr.
Family
1 3 Cedar Walton Jr. - Report Cards, Lincoln High. 1950
Clippings
1 31 Cedar Walton Jr. - Denver University Clippings February 12, 1952
Certificates, Diplomas & Oversized
2 Cedar Walton Jr. - Flier for concert June 14 & 15, unknown year
Cedar Walton Jr. - Music for the Maestro
Cedar Walton Jr. - Record, Cedar Walton Trio, Cedar!
Books
5 Cedar Walton Jr. - Yearbooks - Kynewishbok. University of Denver 1952
Cedar Walton Jr. - Yearbooks - Kynewishbok. University of Denver 1953