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The Watchdog Newsletter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3963

This collection contains nine issues of The Watchdog from 1975-1981 printed in Knoxville, Tennessee, by Cas Walker.

Issues present include the following:
1975 - June 5; June 19; November 20
1976 - January 22; March 10; May 12; June 16
1978 - September 7
1981 - November 26



Dates

  • 1975 June 5-1981 November 26

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

This collection contains nine issues of The Watchdog from 1975-1981 printed in Knoxville, Tennessee, by Cas Walker.

Biographical/Historical Note

Orton Caswell "Cas" Walker was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, on March 23, 1902. Walker founded a chain of small grocery stores in east Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. Walker served on the Knoxville City Council from 1941-1971 and briefly as Mayor of Knoxville in 1946 and 1959. He also had a variety show, The Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour, which ran on the radio and television between 1929-1983. Walker died September 26, 1998, and is buried in Knoxville.

Walker self-published The Watchdog, a politically-charged newsletter, during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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