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Howard D. Walton papers

Identifier: L2006-05

Content Description

The Howard D. Walton Papers contain one scrapbook, 1955-1959, that documents Walton's career in the labor movement, industry, and politics with photographs, ephemera, and clippings; 3 envelopes of photographs, undated; one letter and photo, 1970; one draft of a scholarly article that quoted Walton with a cover letter from one of the authors, 1993; and a letter, circa 2006.


  • Creation: 1955-1959, 1970, 1993, circa 2006, undated


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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Biographical Note about Howard D. Walton

Howard D. Walton (1926-2006) was a World War II veteran and Southern Bell Telephone worker who became active in the Communications Workers of America, Local 3107 (Miami, Florida). He rose to be president of the Florida Congress of Industrial Organizations during its merger with the Florida Federation of Labor, moving into government service with the Florida Milk Commission in 1956. After some time in industry and politics, he returned to state work in 1963, serving as staff director for Florida Senate committees and as Executive Director of the Office of the President, Florida Senate, until his 1991 retirement.


1.75 Linear Feet (in 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Howard D. Walton (1926-2006) was president of the Florida Congress of Industrial Organizations during its merger with the Florida Federation of Labor. His collection includes a scrapbook, 1955-1959, documenting his career, as well as photographs and a draft of a scholarly article, 1970, 1993, circa 2006, undated.

Acquistion Information

Donated by Howard D. Walton, 16 February 2006, with the assistance of Gene Russo.


Howard, Walter T., and Brett Gibble, "Values and Institutions in Conflict: The Shotgun Merger of the AFL and CIO in Florida," Labor History 37 (Spring 1996), 189-204.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. It has not been prepared for use by being organized, housed archivally, or screened for restricted materials or private information. Finding aid by William W. Hardesty, 2022.




Howard D. Walton
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
William W. Hardesty
31 March 2022
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