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

Manuscript Collection #66

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Title: Itimous T. Valentine, Sr., Papers
Creator: Valentine, Itimous T. (Itimous Thaddeus), 1887-1970
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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Accessions Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. I. T. Valentine, Sr.

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, February 1969

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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 Co., 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.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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