Finding Aid of the L. Y. Ballentine Papers, 1941 - 1966, PC.1464

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Finding Aid of the L. Y. Ballentine Papers, 1941 - 1966, PC.1464

Abstract

Lynton Yates "Stag" Ballentine was born on a farm in Wake County on April 6, 1899. After graduating from Wake Forest College, Ballentine returned home to help operate the family dairy. He was active in the North Carolina Democratic Party, serving in the North Carolina State Senate, as lieutenant governor, and Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he held until his death in 1964.
The bulk of this collection consists of Ballentine's private papers (1949-1964), although the collection deals indirectly with Ballentine's duties as Commissioner of Agriculture and could be classified as semi-official in some cases. Includes correspondence (political, social and agricultural in nature); newspaper clippings; materials related to integration at Wake Forest College (1960-1963), an expansion program for Meredith College (1959), and organizations that Ballentine was active in; also includes a scrapbook (1949-1953).

Lynton Yates "Stag" Ballentine was born on a farm in Wake County on April 6, 1899. After graduating from Wake Forest College, Ballentine returned home to help operate the family dairy. He was active in the North Carolina Democratic Party, serving in the North Carolina State Senate, as lieutenant governor, and Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he held until his death in 1964. The bulk of this collection consists of Ballentine's private papers (1949-1964), although the collection deals indirectly with Ballentine's duties as Commissioner of Agriculture and could be classified as semi-official in some cases. Includes correspondence (political, social and agricultural in nature); newspaper clippings; materials related to integration at Wake Forest College (1960-1963), an expansion program for Meredith College (1959), and organizations that Ballentine was active in; also includes a scrapbook (1949-1953).

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lynton Yates Ballentine Papers
Call Number
PC.1464
Creator
Ballentine, Lynton Yates, 1899-1964.
Date
1941 - 1964, 1966
Extent
3000.00 items, 1.00 volumes
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC 1464, L. Y. Ballentine Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Arrangement Note

The majority of the collection is arranged under a general heading of "Personal," by year.

The majority of the collection is arranged under a general heading of "Personal," by year.

Biographical Note

Lynton Yates "Stag" Ballentine was born on a farm in Wake County on April 6, 1899. After graduating from Wake Forest College [University] in the 1920s, Ballentine returned home to help operate the family dairy. After serving four terms in the North Carolina State Senate he was elected lieutenant governor in 1944. In 1948 he was elected Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he held until his death in 1964. In addition to being a leader in the of agriculture he was a leader in the North Carolina Democratic Party. At various times he was encouraged to run for governor and U. S. senator, as well as for another term as lieutenant governor.

bioghist

Lynton Yates "Stag" Ballentine was born on a farm in Wake County on April 6, 1899. After graduating from Wake Forest College [University] in the 1920s, Ballentine returned home to help operate the family dairy. After serving four terms in the North Carolina State Senate he was elected lieutenant governor in 1944. In 1948 he was elected Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he held until his death in 1964. In addition to being a leader in the of agriculture he was a leader in the North Carolina Democratic Party. At various times he was encouraged to run for governor and U. S. senator, as well as for another term as lieutenant governor.

Contents of the Collection

1. Personal Papers,1948-1964

Correspondence
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1948-1953</unitdate>, 1948-1953
Box 1464.1
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1954-1957</unitdate>, 1954-1957
Box 1464.2
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1958-1960</unitdate>, 1958-1960
Box 1464.3
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1961-1964</unitdate>, 1961-1964
Box 1464.4
Reports and Minutes,1959-1963
Box 1464.5
Newspaper Clippings and Miscellaneous,1941-1964, 1966
Box 1464.6
Miscellaneous,1948-1966
Box 1464.7
Scrapbook,1949-1953
Box 1464.8

Subject Headings

  • Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
  • Lynton Yates ("Stag") Ballentine
  • Carmichael, William D., Jr.
  • Hoey, Clyde Roark
  • Daniels, Jonathan
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.
  • Democratic Party (N.C.)
  • Meredith College (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
  • North Carolina. Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singi
  • Wake Forest College.
  • North Carolina. Office of Lieutenant Governor
  • North Carolina. Commissioner of Agriculture
  • United States. Congress. Senate
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • United States Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • Meredith College (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Wake Forest College
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Selective Service
  • African Americans--North Carolina--Social conditions.
  • Agriculture--North Carolina--Societies, etc.
  • Dairy farming.
  • Segregation in education
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History.
  • Legislators
  • Senators
  • Committees
  • Agriculture
  • College trustees
  • Universities and colleges
  • Officer
  • Politicians
  • Political campaigns
  • Women's colleges
  • Baptist universities and colleges
  • Employment References
  • Employment
  • Government employees--North Carolina
  • Membership
  • Candidates
  • Race relations
  • Integration
  • Awards
  • Memorials
  • Managers
  • Dairy farms
  • Dairying
  • Engagements
  • North Carolina--Race relations--1960-1963.
  • Wake County (N.C.)
  • Winston-Salem (N.C.)
  • Varina
  • Wake County (N.C.)
  • United States--Politics and government
  • Winston-Salem (N.C.)
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Given by Mrs. L. Y. Ballentine, Raleigh. Received, November 23, 1970; accessioned, November 30, 1970.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Betty H. Carter, January, 1971
  • Encoded by Dietra Stanley, October, 2005