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Theodore Roosevelt Dalton Papers, 1933-1978

Theodore Roosevelt Dalton Papers, 1933-1978
Mss. 81 D17
16.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1933-1978, of Ted Dalton, Virginia state senator, 1944-1959; Republican candidate for governor of Virginia in 1953 and 1957; and U.S. District judge for the Western district of Virginia. Includes correspondence, speeches, news clippings, photographs, recordings, reels of film and legal opinions.

Subjects covered include Republican Party politics, the Virginia General Assembly, highways,compulsory automobile insurance, segregation, the Gray Commission Report (Commission on Public Education), the College of William and Mary, and Dalton's appointment as federal judge.

Prominent correspondents include J. Lindsay Almond, Howard Baker, Ezra T. Benson, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Harry F. Byrd, Jr., John N. Dalton, Colgate W. Darden, Dwight D. Eisenhower,Gerald R. Ford, Mills E. Godwin, Albertis S. Harrison, A. Linwood Holton, J. Edgar Hoover, A. E. Dick Howard, Richard Nixon, Davis Y. Paschall, Richard H. Poff, Lewis F. Powell, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Thomas B. Stanley, A. E. S. Stephens, William M. Tuck, and Edward E. Willey.

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Arrangement: Each of the boxes in the collection is arranged chronologically by date. Each box or group of boxes included in one series is divided into four basic subseries, 1. Correspondence, 2. Speeches, 3. News Clippings, 4. Other Papers. Organization: This collection is arranged into 11 Series: 1. Papers, 2. Papers, 3. Gubernatorial Papers, 4. Papers, 5. Papers, 6. Papers, 7. Papers, 8. Papers, 9. Federal Judgeship, 10. Papers, 11. Photographs, Videotape, Etc.
Dalton, Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1989)
Almond, J. Lindsay (James Lindsay) (1898-1986)
Baker, Howard
Benson, Ezra Taft (1899-1994)
Byrd, Harry Flood (1887-1966)
Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead) (1897-1981)
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) (1890-1969)
Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006)
Godwin, Edwin Mills, Jr. (1914-1999)
Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood) (1923-)
Howard, A. E. Dick
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) (1913-1994)
Paschall, Davis Young (1911-2001)
Poff, Richard H. (Richard Harding) (1923-)
Powell, Lewis F. (1907-1998)
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich) (1908-1979)
Stanley, Thomas B. (Thomas Bahnson) (1890-1970)
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
Legal documents
Patronage, Political--United States--History
Republican Party (U.S.)
Segregation in education--Virginia
United States--Politics and Government
Virginia. Governor (1978-1982 : Dalton)
Virginia State Senate
Video recordings

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Ted Dalton.
Gift: 6 cartons, 5/25/1981. Gift: 4 boxes, 1/11/1982. Gift: 50 items, 4/26/1982.
Related Materials
Phonograph records and reel-to-reel tapes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
Preferred Citation
T. Dalton Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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