Guide to the Tim Valentine Papers, 1982-1994
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.
- Collection Number
- Tim Valentine papers
- Valentine, I. T. (Itimous Thaddeus), 1926-
- 85.5 Linear Feet, 40,000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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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.
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.
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.
|1926, Mar. 15||
Born, son of I. T. and Hazel (Armstrong) Valentine, Nash County, N.C.
A.B., Political Science, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
LL.B. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Private practice, law, Nashville, N.C.
N.C. General Assembly, Raleigh, N.C.
Member of 98th-102nd Congresses from 2nd District, N.C.
The papers of Tim Valentine, Congressman from the 2nd District of North Carolina, were acquired as a gift from Tim Valentine in 1994.
Processed by: Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Staff
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller