Itimous T. Valentine, Sr., Papers, 1919-1968

Manuscript Collection #66

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Itimous T. Valentine, Sr., Papers
    Creator: Valentine, Itimous T. (Itimous Thaddeus), 1887-1970
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1919-1968) including newspapers, clippings, photographs etc, poems, jokes, and articles of military personnel.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 11 items , copies and originals, including newspapers, clippings, photograph, correspondence, and a menu.
  • Description

    Included in the collection are five issues of The Tar Baby, an armed forces newspaper published on board the USS Santa Teresa during its homeward voyage in March 1919. The Tar Baby contains news items, messages from the commander, poems, jokes, and other articles of interest to military personnel.

    Other material includes a photograph of Lt. Colonel Valentine in uniform; a Thanksgiving menu for the U.S. Forces in the India-Burma Theater (1944); V-mail from India; and clippings from The Nashville Graphic (Nashville, N.C.), concerning activities of Judge and Mrs. Valentine.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Itimous Thaddeus Valentine, Sr. was born in Nash County in 1887. A graduate of Guilford College and the Wake Forest College Law School, Judge Valentine practiced law in Nash County, served in World Wars I and II, and was an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. During World War II, he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in the India Burma theater.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    5 November 1968, 11 items; Copies of The Tar Baby, clippings, photograph, correspondence, and a menu. Gift of Mrs. I. T. Valentine, Sr., Nashville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. I. T. Valentine, Sr.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Itimous T. Valentine, Sr., Papers (#66), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, February 1969

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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