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Paleontologist, author, and educator, Myrl V. Walker, began his career at Fort Hays Kansas State College (now Fort Hays State University) in 1955 as an Assistant Professor in Geology. Walker was promoted to Associate Professor (1964), and Professor (1972); and was appointed Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences in 1970. Walker also served as the Director of Sternberg Memorial Museum from 1955 until his retirement in 1973. The Myrl V. Walker Papers are housed in four document boxes and date from 1915 to 1984. These papers are comprised mainly of correspondence; articles, chiefly written by Walker; reports; photographs and negatives.

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