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Walter E. Fischer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3903

This collection contains the personal correspondence and professional papers of Walter E. Fischer, lawyer in Clinton, Tennessee. Much of the material documents the time leading up to and during the desegregation of schools in Clinton in the late 1950s. Included are papers related to Fischer's involvement in the arrest and trail of John Kasper.

Dates

  • 1931-1956, 1967, undated

Language

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 record boxes, 1 half box, 1 quarter box, 1 flat box)

Abstract

This collection contains the personal correspondence and professional papers of Walter E. Fischer, lawyer in Clinton, Tennessee. Much of the material documents his efforts leading up to and during the desegregation of schools in Clinton in the late 1950s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Edward Fischer was born June 30, 1909. He served with the U. S. Navy in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Law School, he worked as an attorney in Clinton, Tennessee. He was married to Doris M. Fischer (1910-2002). He died October 6, 1993, and is buried in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480