The Harry B. Walker Papers include the administrative and research files of
Professor Harry Bruce Walker, primarily during his tenure at the University of California, Davis.
Included are research materials, maps, correspondence, manuscripts, publications, multiple committee
files and professional or academic lectures. Also found in the collection are a wide assortment of farm
machinery photographs and several drawings and blueprints.
Harry Bruce Walker was born in 1884. He began his professional career at Kansas State College where he
first served as Extension Engineer before volunteering for military duty in 1917. After two years of
service, he returned home and earned his Professional Civil Engineering Degree from Iowa State College.
He then returned to Kansas State College in 1921 as Professor and Chair of the Agricultural Engineering
Department. In 1928, he became the Chair of the Agricultural Engineering Division at the University of
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publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or
imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.