Itimous T. Valentine, Sr., Papers

Manuscript Collection #66
Valentine, Itimous T. (Itimous Thaddeus), 1887-1970
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 11 items , copies and originals, including newspapers, clippings, photograph, correspondence, and a menu.
Preferred Citation
Itimous T. Valentine, Sr., Papers (#66), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Papers (1919-1968) including newspapers, clippings, photographs etc, poems, jokes, and articles of military personnel.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, February 1969

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Valentine, Itimous T. (Itimous Thaddeus), 1887-1970
Corporate Names
Santa Teresa (Ship)
United States. Armed forces--Periodicals
Judges--North Carolina
World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Burma
World War, 1939-1945--Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945--India