The Resource Executive Papers

Executive Papers

Label
Executive Papers, 1954-1958
Title
Executive Papers
Inclusive dates
1954-1958
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Executive Papers of Governor Thomas B. Stanley are housed in 158 boxes. The collection is arranaged into eight (8) series. Series have been designated for: I. State Government. II. Judicial. III. General Assembly. IV. General Correspondence. V. Extraditions. VI. Federal Government. VII. Invitations. VIII. Miscellaneous. These records include applications, appointments, correspondence, executive orders, extraditions, invitations, minutes, proclamations, recommendations, reports, and speeches. These records document the gubernatorial administration of Thomas B. Stanley from 20 January 1954 to 11 January 1958
  • The State Government records are housed in 57 boxes and are arranged alphabetically by agency or subject. Subjects include: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Boards, Commissions (including Art Commission, Elizabeth River Tunnel Commission, and Hampton Roads Sanitation Commission), Department of Conservation and Development (including Virginia Conservation Commission), Virginia Corporation Commission, Education (Advisory Research Committee on School Construction, State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and colleges and universities), Governor's Mansion, Grounds and Buildings, Department of Health, Department of Highways, Department of Mental Hygiene and Hospitals (includes mental hospitals), Military Affairs (Adjutant General), State Police, Taxation, Unemployment Compensation Commission, Virginia Ports Authority, Virginia Supplemental Retirement System, and Department of Welfare and Institutions (Corrections, Penitentiary, and Parole Board)
  • The Judicial records are housed in 4 boxes and are arranged by Court
  • The General Assembly records are housed in 9 boxes and are arranged by General Assembly session with subjects interfiled by session. Records include: notes on bills, Commissions, extra sessions of 1955 and 1956 and Virginia Advisory Legislative Council
  • The General Correspondence are housed in 57 boxes and are arranged alphabetically by subject. Notable subjects incude: Civil Rights, Constitutional Convention of 1956, Federal versus State Responsibility, Jamestown Celebration - 350th Anniversary, Proclamations, Requests, Segregation (including Little Rock, Arkansas situation, integration and interposition), Southern Governors, Governor's Speeches, Statements, States Rights and Taxes
  • The Extradition records are housed in 16 boxes and are arranged alphabetically
  • The Federal Government records are housed in 6 boxes and are arranged alphabetically by agency or subject. Subjects include: Army, Defense, and Executive Departments
  • The Invitations are housed in 9 boxes and are arranged chronologically
  • The Miscellaneous records are housed in 3 boxes and contain personal correspondence and reprieves. Personal correspondence to Governor Stanley include: Watkins A. Abbitt, John S. Battle, Harry F. Byrd, Harry F. Byrd, Jr., A. Willis Robertson and William M. Tuck
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Accessioned
  • Interfiled with existing records
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Bahnson Stanley was born in Henry County, Virginia on 16 July 1890. From 1930 to 1946, he represented Henry County and Martinsville in the Virginia House of Delegates, serving as speaker of the house from 1942 to 1946. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1946, serving until 1953, the same year he was elected Governor of Virginia. Stanley died in Martinsville, Virginia on 10 July 1970.
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. Judicial. III. General Assembly. IV. General Correspondence. V. Extraditions. VI. Federal Government. VII. Invitations. VIII. Miscellaneous.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
55.30
Immediate source of acquisition
Office of the Governor
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001521282
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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