Banks Talley Papers 1922-2012 (bulk 1969-1983)

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Creator
Talley, Banks C. (Banks Cooper), 1926-2017
Size
5.37 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 flat box, 2 legal boxes, 1 legal half box)
Call number
MC 00518

The Banks Talley Papers consists of personal and professional papers of Dr. Banks C. Talley, Jr. This collection contains correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, photographs, agendas, and other documents dated from 1922-2012, though the bulk of the materials are from 1969-1983. The professional papers are from Dr. Talley's position as Dean of Students and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at NC State University, and from his position as executive assistant to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. Included are two diaries kept by Talley during the time that he worked for the governor.

Banks C. Talley, Jr., 1926-2017, was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1926. After military service in World War II, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.A. in history (1950), an M.A. (1956), and a Ph.D in education (1966). In 1951 he became assistant dean of students at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). He later served as coordinator and director of student activities, associate dean and dean of student affairs, and finally vice chancellor for student affairs, beginning in 1974. Dr. Talley took a leave of absence from N.C. State from 1977-1978 to serve as the executive assistant to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.

Biographical/historical note

Banks C. Talley, Jr., 1926-2017, was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1926. After military service in World War II, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.A. in history (1950), an M.A. (1956), and a Ph.D in education (1966).

In 1951 he became assistant dean of students at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). He later served as coordinator and director of student activities, associate dean and dean of student affairs, and finally vice chancellor for student affairs, beginning in 1974. Talley took a leave of absence from N.C. State from 1977-1978 to serve as the executive assistant to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.

Talley was also involved with historic preservation, and he served on the Raleigh Historic Sites Commission, and the Historic Preservation Fund of North Carolina, Inc. In 1983 Talley took another leave of absence from N.C. State to serve as the Executive Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC.

Talley officially stepped down from duties at N.C. State in 1984 to become executive director of the N.C. Symphony Society, Inc., where he remained for 11 years. He next worked as a Consultant and Fundraiser for Preservation North Carolina. Talley later returned to N.C. State as Director of Special Projects and Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Arts NC State, where helped raise money for the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Talley retired from his position as Vice Chancellor Emeritus in 2013.

Dr. Talley died on October 19, 2017.

Scope/content

The Banks Talley Papers consists of personal and professional papers of Dr. Banks C. Talley, Jr. This collection contains correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, photographs, agendas, and other documents dated from 1922-2012, though the bulk of the materials are from 1969-1983. The professional papers are from Dr. Talley's position as Dean of Students and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at NC State University, and from his position as executive assistant to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. Included are two diaries kept by Talley during the time that he worked for the governor.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:

  • 1. NC State Papers
  • 2. Executive Assistant to Governor Hunt Papers
  • 3. Memorabilia and Personal Papers

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to digital files may require additional advanced notice.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Banks Talley Papers, MC 00518, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Banks Talley, Jr., 2014 (Accession 2014-0081); unknown source, 2016 (Accession 2016-0246)

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, 2014 May; machine-readable finding aid by: Todd Kosmerick, 2014 May; finding aid updated to reflect additions to collection by: Todd Kosmerick, 2016 Aug.; collection reprocessed by: Clara Wilson, 2021 May; finding aid updated by: Clara Wilson, 2021 May

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NC State Papers

English

This series contains correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, and notes from Dr. Talley's time as the Dean of Students and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Increasing minority student enrollment, especially Black student enrollment, and student athletes and their academic performance are two of the main topics discussed in these materials. Also included in this series are the 1982 Racial Awareness Task Force end of year report, and the Spring 1983 issue of Minority Affairs Adhoc Newsletter, a bi-annual newsletter for Black students.

Personal Correspondence 1968

English

Box 1, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence 1969

English

Box 1, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence 1970

English

Box 1, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence 1971

English

Box 1, Folder 11
National Collegiate Athletic Association News, Vol. 9, No. 11 1972 Sept.

English

Box 2, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence 1972

English

Box 2, Folder 1
North Carolina Committee To End The War In Indochina circa 1972

English

Box 2, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence 1973

English

Box 2, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence 1974-1976

English

Box 2, Folder 3
Correspondence 1973-1978

English

Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1980

English

Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1981

English

Box 1, Folder 3
Minutes from Meeting of News, Publications, and Media Staff 1982 Oct. 7

English

Box 2, Folder 6
Correspondence 1982

English

Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence with Chancellor Poulton 1982

English

Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence 1983

English

Includes the Spring 1983 issue of Minority Affairs Adhoc Newsletter (Vol. 1, No. 5), a bi-annual newsletter for Black students. Minority Affairs Adhoc begain in January 1980 within the Division of Student Affairs and was a committee composed of representatives from each Black organization, interested students, and a number of Black faculty and staff.

Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence with Chancellor Poulton 1983-1984

English

Box 1, Folder 7
Newspaper Clippings 1970, 1973, 1977, 1982, undated

English

Box 2, Folder 5
Handwritten Notes 1977, 1982-1983, undated

English

Includes drafts of letters, meeting notes, and memos

Box 2, Folder 4
Executive Assistant to Governor Hunt Papers

English

This series contains correspondence, reports, agendas, newspaper clippings, publications, and other materials related to Dr. Talley's work as the Executive Assistant to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. Included in this series are two diaries that Talley kept during his time as executive assistant, and first year assessments of Governor Hunt's administration. Also included are materials related to the preservation of the Blount Street Historic District and State Capital Historic Planning Area.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church program 1976 Dec. 12

English

Box 4, Folder 18
The Marine Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 6 1976 Nov.-Dec.

English

Box 3, Folder 13
Card to Dr. Talley from Governor Hunt 1976 Dec.

English

Box 4, Folder 12
"The best view of Raleigh is from the Capital Area Visitor Center" brochure 1976

English

Box 3, Folder 14
Ruth Coltrane Cannon Cup awards 1976

English

Dr. Talley received the Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award for Historic Preservation.

Box 4, Folder 11
Dr. Banks Talley, Jr. resume and statement of appointment by Governor-Elect Jim Hunt 1976

English

Box 4, Folder 15
Letter to Dr. Banks C. Talley, Jr. from Mark G. Lynch 1977 Jan. 2

English

Box 4, Folder 30
Letter to Dr. Talley from Mary Gillenwater[?] 1977 Jan. 5

English

Box 4, Folder 14
Inauguration and the Inaugural Ball 1977 Jan. 7-8

English

Legal box 7, Folder 3
"We the People of North Carolina", Vol. XXXV, No. 1 1977 Jan.

English

Box 5, Folder 8
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill "Alumni Review" 1977 Jan.

English

Box 5, Folder 10
Statelog 1977 Feb.

English

Box 4, Folder 24
Carolina Comments, Vol. XXV, No. 2 1977 Mar.

English

Box 4, Folder 26
Governor Hunt's Supplemental Budget Package 1977 Apr. 28

English

Box 2, Folder 12
National Humanities Center ground-breaking ceremony 1977 Apr.

English

Legal box 7, Folder 2
People's Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner 1977 Apr.

English

Box 4, Folder 27
North Carolina Symphony Ball 1977 Apr.

English

Box 4, Folder 13
Letter to Governor Hunt from George Brierley[?] 1977 May 11

English

Legal box 7, Folder 1
Speech by Governor Jim Hunt at NC State Commencement 1977 May 14

English

Box 4, Folder 8
Letter to Dr. Talley from Carolyn Hunt 1977 May 19

English

Box 4, Folder 17
"We the People of North Carolina", Vol. XXXV, No. 5 1977 May

English

Box 5, Folder 7
Governor's Supplemental Budget Message 1977-1979 1977 May

English

Box 2, Folder 11
News Summary 1977 June 23

English

Legal box 7, Folder 4
Pops Goes the Symphony benefit program 1977 June

English

Box 4, Folder 25
Final Status of Legislative Bills Relative to the Governor's Program 1977 July 5

English

Box 4, Folder 9
Legislative Amendments to State Personnel Act 1977 July

English

Box 3, Folder 8
Diary 1976 Nov.-1977 Aug.

English

Box 4, Folder 5
News Summary - Monday, August 1, 1977 1977 Aug.

English

Legal box 6, Folder 6
Division of State Budget analysis of budget 1977 Nov. 8

English

Box 3, Folder 17
A Performance Appraisal Concept for North Carolina State Government 1977 Nov. 22

English

Box 3, Folder 5
Certificate appointing Louise Talley to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Art Society, Inc. 1977 Nov. 30

English

Legal box 7, Folder 6
The North Carolina Art Society's Fifty-First Annual Meeting 1977 Nov.

English

Box 4, Folder 23
Fourteenth North Carolina Awards 1977 Nov.

English

Box 4, Folder 28
Initial Review of "The Revised North Carolina State Plan For The Further Elimination of Racial Duality In Public Higher Education Systems, Phase II, 1978-1983" 1977 Nov.

English

Box 4, Folder 4
Appointment of Louise Talley to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Art Society 1977 Nov.-Dec.

English

Box 4, Folder 19
Memos 1976-1977

English

Topics discussed include legislative strategy, Medicaid, and the UNC Office of Energy Sciences.

Box 3, Folder 10
Budget and Staffing 1976-1977

English

Box 3, Folder 11
Correspondence 1976-1977

English

Box 3, Folder 12
Governor's State of the State Message and Budget Summary 1977-1979 1977

English

Box 2, Folder 10
"North Carolina Tomorrow" survey results and analysis 1977

English

Box 2, Folder 13
State Capitol Historic Planning Area 1977

English

Box 2, Folder 14
Halifax Street Mall 1977

English

Box 3, Folder 1
Historic Preservation 1977

English

Box 3, Folder 3
Affirmative Action Reports 1977

English

Box 3, Folder 6
Governor's Office for Citizen Affairs 1977

English

Box 3, Folder 7
First Year Assessments 1977

English

Includes reports from the Governor's Office of Citizen Affairs, Reading Program, Department of Transportation, Department of Revenue, Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Department of Human Resources, Department of Cultural Resources, Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (department became operational on April 1, 1977), Department of Correction, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Administration.

Also included is "The Hunt Administration: A One Year Assessment" report.

Box 3, Folder 9
Board and Commission Appointments by Governor Hunt 1977

English

Box 3, Folder 16
Southern Governors' Conference 1977

English

Box 5, Folder 1
Legislative Updates 1977

English

Legal box 6, Folder 1
Governor Hunt's Schedule 1977

English

Legal box 6, Folder 2
Priority lists for potential departmental hires (1 of 2) 1977

English

Legal box 6, Folder 3
Priority lists for potential departmental hires (2 of 2) 1977

English

Legal box 6, Folder 4
Personnel Review, No. 3 1978 Jan.

English

Box 3, Folder 4
North Carolina Museum of Art calendar 1978 Jan.

English

Box 4, Folder 22
Cabinet Review and Planning Meeting 1978 Jan.

English

Box 3, Folder 2
"We the People of North Carolina", Vol. XXXVI, No. 2 1978 Feb.

English

Box 5, Folder 9
Diary 1977 Aug.-1978 June

English

Box 4, Folder 6
Letters to Banks Talley from Mrs. Jesse Austin Sr. and Martin Donsky 1978

English

Box 4, Folder 21
North Carolina Human Relations Council Annual Recognition Banquet and Workshops 1978

English

Box 4, Folder 29
State of the State 1979 Jan. 15

English

Legal box 7, Folder 5
Governor Hunt Reelection 1980

English

Box 4, Folder 10
San Antonio, Texas postcards circa 1970s

English

Box 4, Folder 16
"A Charreada Exhibition" circa 1970s

English

Box 5, Folder 2
"Welcome to the USAA Building" brochure circa 1970s

English

Box 5, Folder 3
"Paseo del Rio" brochure circa 1970s

English

Box 5, Folder 4
"The Spanish Governor's Palace" brochure circa 1970s

English

Box 5, Folder 5
Visitors map of San Antonio, Texas circa 1970s

English

Box 5, Folder 6
"...a new beginning..." brochure circa 1977

English

Box 4, Folder 3
Signed photograph of Governor Hunt addressed to Dr. Banks Talley circa 1978

English

Box 5, Folder 11
Blount Street Historic District Preservation Policy 1977, undated

English

Box 2, Folder 9
Staffing for Division of Policy Development 1977, undated

English

Box 3, Folder 15
Newspaper Clippings 1977, undated

English

Box 4, Folder 1
Handwritten correspondence and meeting notes 1977, undated

English

Legal box 6, Folder 5
Volunteer North Carolina brochure undated

English

Box 4, Folder 2
Letter to Banks Talley undated

English

Box 4, Folder 7
Christmas card from the Hunt Family to Banks and Louis Talley undated

English

Box 4, Folder 20
Photographs of Dr. Banks C. Talley undated

English

Box 5, Folder 12
Memorabilia and Personal Papers

This series contains letters, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and other materials related to Dr. Talley's personal and professional life.

Letter to Mrs. Talley from John Jordan Douglass 1922 Apr. 22

English

Box 8, Folder 12
Letter to Banks Talley, Jr. from Mrs. R. C. Thomas 1925 Aug.

English

Box 8, Folder 1
Official Program of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, South Carolina Division 1928 June

English

Box 8, Folder 21
Card and letter to Banks Talley, Jr. 1944 May

English

Box 5, Folder 28
Postcard 1947 (Accession 2016-0246)

English

Box 5, Folder 15
Letter to Charles Long from Robert G. Lowe, Jr. 1950 Jan. 9

English

Box 5, Folder 22
Journal of the Fourteenth North Carolina Student Legislative Assembly, Session 1950 circa 1950

English

Box 8, Folder 17
"Out of a Classroom in Chapel Hill" 1951

English

Box 8, Folder 18
"A Guide to the Study and Reading of North Carolina History" by Hugh Talmage Lefler 1955

English

Box 8, Folder 20
Louise Wooten's travel diary 1956

English

Box 5, Folder 16
"North Carolina County Histories: A Bibliography" by William S. Powell 1958

English

Box 8, Folder 14
"The Life and Loves of a College Dean" 1958 Oct. 4

English

Box 5, Folder 18
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Banks C. Talley, Jr. from Mrs. Banks C. Talley 1964 July 20

English

Box 5, Folder 27
Card for Mrs. Sterling Wooten from Helen M. 1969 Oct.

English

Box 5, Folder 19
Letters from Banks Talley, Jr. from Desmond 1973-1974

English

Box 5, Folder 20
Ticket from the North Carolina vs Duke football game 1974 Nov. 23

English

Box 5, Folder 29
Newspaper Clippings 1976

English

Legal box 7, Folder 8
"Fort Dobbs" by Jerry C. Cashion and Stephen E. Massengill circa 1976

English

Box 8, Folder 15
Scrapbook circa 1976

English

Flat box 10, Folder 2
James E. Strates Shows annual passes and North Carolina State Fair guest admission passes 1977

English

Box 5, Folder 13
Newspaper Clippings (1 of 3) 1977

English

Legal box 7, Folder 9
Newspaper Clippings (2 of 3) 1977

English

Legal box 7, Folder 10
Newspaper Clippings (3 of 3) 1977

English

Legal box 7, Folder 11
Newspaper Clippings (1 of 2) 1978

English

legalhalfbox 9, Folder 1
Newspaper Clippings (2 of 2) 1978

English

legalhalfbox 9, Folder 2
Cooking with Ham 1979 (Accession 2018.0155)

English

Recipe book produced by Ham Horton's Horton for Congress Committee

Box 5, Folder 14
Newspaper Clippings 1979

English

legalhalfbox 9, Folder 3
Newspaper Clipping 1980

English

legalhalfbox 9, Folder 4
Short note to Banks Talley, Jr. from Mrs. Sterling Dillon Wooten circa 1981

English

Box 5, Folder 21
Framed photograph of Governor Hunt and Carolyn Hunt signed by the governor circa 1981

English

Flat box 10, Folder 1
"My Mary Cleaves: A Navy Wife" by Henry Merritt Stenhouse 1984

English

Box 8, Folder 25
Letter to John and Ann from Emyl Jenkins 1984 Sept.

English

Box 8, Folder 3
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd. 1984-1985

English

Box 8, Folder 5
Short biography of William Lanier Hunt circa 1996

English

Box 8, Folder 26
"SENCLOUD" - Dublin, Ireland circa 2004

English

Color photograph of Desmond G. and Banks Talley, Jr.

Box 8, Folder 2
Invitation to reception honoring Representative David Price 2005 Nov.

English

Box 8, Folder 4
Letter to Banks Talley from Mary Coker Joslin 2008 June 21

English

Box 8, Folder 13
"A Resumé of Two Historic Adventures" by Lindsay C. Warren, Jr. 2011

English

Box 8, Folder 24
Newspaper Clippings 1974, 1986, 2012

English

Box 5, Folder 30
Bookmarks circa 1982, undated

English

Box 8, Folder 7
Birthday cards 1967, 1999, undated

English

Box 5, Folder 24
Letters to Banks Talley, Jr. and Louise Talley from Banks Talley III and Sterling Talley 2000, undated

English

Box 5, Folder 31
Postcards 1956, 1979, 2002, undated

English

Box 5, Folder 23
Cards undated

English

Box 5, Folder 17
Handmade Easter cards undated

English

Box 5, Folder 25
Card for Louise Talley from Pickett undated

English

Box 5, Folder 26
Note to Banks Talley from Alex undated

English

Box 5, Folder 32
Photo album undated

English

Box 8, Folder 6
"Remember Me" cross stitch undated

English

Box 8, Folder 8
Painting of a purple eggplant on wood by Betty Bonner undated

English

Approximately 8" x 4"

Box 8, Folder 9
Ceramic square undated
Box 8, Folder 10
Color photograph of an unidentified building undated

English

3.5" x 4.5"

Box 8, Folder 11
A Plan: The Dialectic Society at Chapel Hill undated

English

Box 8, Folder 16
Chi Psi at North Carolina undated

English

Dr. Talley was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity and served as president in 1950.

Box 8, Folder 19
The First White House of the Conferderacy at Montgomery, Alabama undated

English

Box 8, Folder 22
A Dictionary for Dames undated

English

Produced by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of North Carolina

Box 8, Folder 23
Newspaper Clippings undated

English

Legal box 7, Folder 7
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Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Banks Talley Papers, MC 00518, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.