The Resource Executive Papers

Executive Papers

Label
Executive Papers, 1958-1962
Title
Executive Papers
Inclusive dates
1958-1962
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The Executive Papers of Governor J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. are housed in 187 boxes. The collection is arranaged into six (6) series. Series have been designated for: I. State Government. II. General Correspondence. III. Federal Government. IV. Extraditions. V. Judicial. VI. Miscellaneous. These records include applications, appointments, correspondence, executive orders, extraditions, invitations, minutes, proclamations, recommendations, reports, and speeches. These records document the gubernatorial administration of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., from 11 January 1958 to 13 January 1962
  • The State Government records are housed in 78 boxes and are arranged alphabetically by agency or subject. Subjects include: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Boards, Commissions (including Commission on the Aging, Art Commission, Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Commission, and Commission on Redistricting), Department of Conservation and Development (including Virginia Conservation Commission), Virginia Corporation Commission, Education (Advisory Commitee on School Construction, State Board of Education, Protest - Closing Schools 1960, Pupil Transportation, Superintendent of Public Instruction, colleges and universities, and Pupil Placement Board), Governor's Office, Grounds and Buildings, Department of Health, Department of Highways, Department of Mental Hygiene and Hospitals (includes mental hospitals), Military Affairs (Adjutant General), Retirement (Virginia Retirement System), State Police, Taxation, Unemployment Compensation Commission, Virginia Ports Authority, and Department of Welfare and Institutions (Corrections, Penitentiary, and Parole Board)
  • The General Correspondence are housed in 75 boxes and are arranged alphabetically by subject. Notable subjects incude: Appointments with Governor, Civil Rights, Council of State Governments, Democratic Campaign, Executive Orders, Federal Legislation, General Assembly (notes on bills and Commissions), Governors of Other States, Invitations, Legal Matters, Proclamations, Requests, Segregation (including closing of schools, integration, NAACP, and re-opening schools), Southern Governor's Conference, Governor's Speeches, Statements, States Rights and Taxes
  • The Federal Government records are housed in 16 boxes and are arranged alphabetically by agency or subject. Subjects include: Army, Civil War Centennial Commission, Defense, and Executive Departments
  • The Extradition records are housed in 9 boxes and are arranged alphabetically
  • The Judicial records are housed in 6 boxes and are arranged by Court
  • The Miscellaneous records are housed in 3 boxes and contain personal correspondence with political figures and printed reports of state agencies. Personal correspondence to Governor Almond include: Watkins A. Abbitt, John S. Battle, Harry F. Byrd, Harry F. Byrd, Jr., A. Willis Robertson, Thomas B. Stanley and William M. Tuck
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Biographical or historical data
James Lindsay Almond was born in Charlottesville, Va., on 15 June 1898. He became active in politics in 1925, campaigning for Harry Flood Byrd. Before being elected governor in 1957, Almond served briefly in the United States House of Representatives and as Attorney General for the state of Virginia. He died in Richmond on 14 April 1986.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Location of other archival material
Library of Virginia,
Label
Executive Papers
Note
  • These records are part of the Governor's Office record group (RG#3)
  • Unprocessed
Arrangement
Organized into the following series: I. State Government. II. General Correspondence. III. Federal Government. IV. Extraditions. V. Judicial. VI. Miscellaneous
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
65.45
Immediate source of acquisition
Office of the Governor
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001521303
Type of unit
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