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Guide to the Tim Valentine Papers, 1982-1994

Collection Overview

The Tim Valentine papers span the years 1982 to 1994. The collection consists of correspondence, press releases, speeches, legislation, committee files, and video and cassette tapes. Materials pertain to the political life and career of former Congressman Tim Valentine of North Carolina's second district.

Congressional committees Valentine served on and which are represented in this collection are: Agriculture Committee; Appropriations Committee; Armed Services; Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; Budget Committee; D.C. Committee ; Education and Labor; Governmental Operations; House Administration; Interior and Insular Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Merchant Marine and Fisheries; Post Office and Civil Service; Public Works and Transportation; Rules Committee ; Standards of Conduct; Small Business; Veterans Committee ; and the Ways and Means Committee. The Correspondence series covers constituents' opinions and concerns about issues that relate to these committees. Subjects include abortion, pesticides, labor, defense, education, taxes, prayer in public schools, and gun control. This series also includes personal correspondence from Valentine's friends and colleagues. The Legislative series allows one to track Valentine's stand on legislative issues through the voting records and legislative profiles. Other legislation files comprise health, welfare, education, transportation, and the Lake Gaston pipeline issue information. The Press series provides information on Valentine's campaign, his political and legislative beliefs, and events relevant to the time.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Tim Valentine papers, 1982-1994
Creator
Valentine, Tim, 1926-
Extent
85.5 Linear Feet, 40,000 Items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Materials divided into three subseries: Personal, Washington Office, and District Office. Personal contains letters to colleagues, House members' requests for congressional bicentennial baseball cards, congratulations, and thank-yous to and from Valentine. Files arranged chronologically. (1-3, 1986-1994) Washington Office consists of Valentine's computer letter system of numbers corresponding to particular reply letters. (Box Nos. 4-34,1985,1990-1994) The District Office Correspondence uses a similar number system except numbers arrange letters by Valentine's committees (see box list). (35-52, 1983-1990) Both office's letters from constituents cover legislation and issues concerning abortion, wetlands' management, pesticides, labor, defense, education, monetary policy, taxes, prayer in public schools, and gun control. Both office files arranged by number system and then chronologically.

1986-1987, 1989-1992
(23 folders)
Box 1
1991-1992, 1994, Jan. - July
(3 folders)
Box 2
1991-1992, 1994
(5 folders)
Box 3
1985-1992Computer Letter Lists
(18 folders)
Box 4
1993-1994Computer Letter Lists
(3 folders)
Box 5
1990,0-799 Coded Constituent Letters
(4 folders)
Box 5
1990,800-1999 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 6
1990,2000-2799 Coded Constituent Letters
(4 folders)
Box 7
1990-1991,2800-3999 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 8
1991,4000-4999 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 9
1990,1991,5000-6199 Coded Constituent Letters
(8 folders)
Box 10
1991,6200-7399 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 11
1991,7400-8399 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 12
1991,8400-9199 Coded Constituent Letters
(4 folders)
Box 13
1991-1992,9200-9999 Coded Constituent Letters
(4 folders)
Box 14
1990, 1991-1992,10,000-10,799 Coded Constituent Letters
(9 folders)
Box 15
1992,10,800-11799 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 16
1992,11800-12799 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 17
1990, 1992,12,800-13,799 Coded Constituent Letters
(7 folders)
Box 18
1990, 1992-1993,13,800-14599 Coded Constituent Letters
(9 folders)
Box 19
1990, 199314,600-15,099 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 20
1993,15,100-15,599 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 21
1993,15,600-16,199 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 22
1990, 1993,16,200-16,699 Coded Constituent Letters
(9 folders)
Box 23
1993, 16,700-17,299 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 24
1993,17,300-17,799 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 25
1993,17,800-18,399 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 26
1993,18,400-18,799 Coded Constituent Letters
(4 folders)
Box 27
1990, 1993-1994,18,800-19,399 Coded Constituent Letters
(9 folders)
Box 28
1994,19,400-19,999 Coded Constituent Letters
(6 folders)
Box 29
1994,20,000-20,499 Coded Constituent Letters
(7 folders)
Box 30
1994,20,500-21,099 Coded Constituent Letters
(5 folders)
Box 31
1990,1994,21,100-21,599 Coded Constituent Letters
(14 folders)
Box 32
1990,1994,21,600-31,006 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1987-1990
(49 folders)
Box 33
Miscellanious Correspondence; Retired Computer Letters, 1985-1992
(4 folders)
Box 34
1986-1989,1-9,000, NRNs
(28 folders)
Box 35
1983-1990,10,000 Agriculture Committee
(19 folders)
Box 36
1983-1990,11,000 Appropriations Committee, 12,000 Armed Services Committee
(32 folders)
Box 37
1983-1990,13,000 Banking Finance, and Urban Affairs Commitee
(14 folders)
Box 38
1983-1990,14,000 Budget Committee; 15,000 D.C. Committee
Box 39
1983-1987,16,000 Education and Labor Committee
(18 folders)
Box 39
1989-1990,16,000 Education and Labor Committee
Box 40
1983-1989,18,000 Governmental Operations Committee
Box 40
1983-1990,19,000 House Administration Committee
(16 folders)
Box 40
1983-1990,20,000 Interior and Insurlar Affairs Committee
Box 41
1983-1987,21,000 Energy and Commerce Committee
(19 folders)
Box 41
1989-1990,21,000 Energy and Commerce Committee
Box 42
1983-1986,22,000 Foreign Affairs Committee
(13 folders)
Box 42
1987-1990,22,000 Foreign Affairs Committee (6 folders)
Box 43
1983-1987,23,000 J udiciary Committee
(17 folders)
Box 44
1988-1990,23,000 Judiciary Committee
(4 folders)
Box 45
1983-1990,24,000 Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; 25,000 Post Office and Civil Service Committee
(20 folders)
Box 46
1983-1989,26,000 Public Works and Transportation Committee
Box 47
1986-1989,27,000 Rules Committee
(21 folders)
Box 47
1986-1989,28,000 Standards of Conduct Committee and Small Business Committee; 29,000 Veterns Committee
Box 48
1983,198630,000 Ways and Means Committee
(11 folders)
Box 48
1987,30,000 Ways and Means Committee
(4 folders)
Box 49
1988-1989,30,000 Ways and Means Committee
(4 folders)
Box 50
1989,30,000 Ways and Means Committee
(3 folders)
Box 51
1986-1988,31,000
Box 52
1983,1985Miscellaneous Correspondence
(13 folders)
Box 52

Materials include voting records, legislative profiles,Congressional and constituent correspondence, information relating to Valentine's committees, and legislation. Subjects cover health issues, welfare, education, defense, taxes, transportation, and the Lake Gaston pipeline.

Series currently not arranged.

1983-1988, Voting Records, Legislative Profile
Box 53
1989-1994, Voting Records, Legislative Profile
Box 54
1983-1984, 1993-1994, Lake Gaston Pipeline
Box 55
1983-1994, Lake Gaston Pipeline, Miscellaneous Legislation
Box 56
1987-1990,Miscellaneous Legislation
Box 57
1983-1994,Miscellaneous Legislation
Box 58
1987-1992,Miscellaneous Legislation
Box 59
1985-1986, 1992-1994,Miscellaneous Legislation
Box 60
1988-1989, 1993-1994, Transportation Legislation, Defense, Taxes, Budget
Box 61

Files contain speeches, press releases, floor statements, clippings, videotapes, and radio spot tapes. Topics consist of environmental, and budget issues. Video and radio spot tapes are primarily for Valentine's campaign.

Series currently not arranged.

1982
Box 62
1983
Box 63
1983-1984
Box 64
1983-1985
Box 65
1985-1988
Box 66
1989-1994
Box 67
1984-1992
Box 68
Polls, Radio Spot Tapes
Box 69
Surveys/Polls, VCR Cassettes, Radio Spot Tapes
Box 70

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1926, Mar. 15Born, son of I. T. and Hazel (Armstrong) Valentine, Nash County, N.C.
1948A.B., Political Science, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
1952LL.B. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
1952-1982Private practice, law, Nashville, N.C.
1955-1960N.C. General Assembly, Raleigh, N.C.
1982-1994Member of 98th-102nd Congresses from 2nd District, N.C.

Provenance

The papers of Tim Valentine, Congressman from the 2nd District of North Carolina, were acquired as a gift from Tim Valentine in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by: Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Staff

Completed 1994

Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.