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Walls Family photograph collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 1979_011-PA

Content Description

41 prints, some mounted, and two sixth-plate tintypes. Photographs show Walls family, 1880s to 1973. Assorted photographs of African Americans, family pictures, 1870-1973. Murray Atkins Walls (1900-1993) was active in the integration struggle in Louisville and a leader in the open housing campaign and the effort to integrate the Louisville Free Public Library. Her husband John H. Walls was a prominent Louisville physician who established well-baby clinics in Louisville's African American neighborhoods. He also served on the governing board of Louisville's Red Cross (Community) Hospital and on the board of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Sixty photographs and two tintypes document various members of the Atkins and Walls families and some of the activities of Murray A. Walls.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • circa 1866-1979



62 photographs (1 box)