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Collection Number: 03848

Collection Title: Thaddeus Shaw Page Papers, 1911-1973.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,200 items)
Abstract Thaddeus Shaw Page was secretary to North Carolina Senator Josiah W. Bailey, 1930-1935; assistant to Archivist of the United States R. D. W. Connor, 1935-1943; administrator at the National Archives, 1943-1960; and an involved member of the North Carolina Democratic Party. The collection includes correspondence, log books, photographs, clippings, and other materials documenting Page's career. Topics of correspondence include organization, administration, and programs of the National Archives and North Carolinians seeking jobs in federal agencies. Also included are Page's daily work logs, 1936-1951; minutes of the Archives Advisory Council, Administrative Conference, and General Staff meetings, 1935-1936; a journal, 1935-1936, describing the development of the National Archives; and pictures, clippings, and other materials about the Victory Loan Train of 1945.
Creator Page, Thaddeus Shaw, 1890-1973.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thaddeus Shaw Page Papers, #3848, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Martha Macon Hinton (Mrs. Thaddeus Shaw) Page of Alexandria, Va., October 1975.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). 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 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Thaddeus Shaw Page (1890-1973) was born in Aberdeen, N.C., to North Carolina congressman Robert Newton Page and Flora Eliza Shaw Page. He was educated at Fishburne Military Academy and the University of North Carolina. Page was secretary to his father in Congress, 1913-1916; an automobile dealer in Aberdeen, Hamlet, and Charlotte, N.C., 1916-1930; secretary to North Carolina Senator Josiah W. Bailey, 1930-1935; assistant to Archivist of the United States R. D. W. Connor, 1935-1943; and administrator at the National Archives, 1943-1960.

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The collection includes papers of Thaddeus Shaw Page documenting his career as secretary to North Carolina Senator Josiah W. Bailey, 1930-1935; and in various positions at the National Archives, 1935-1960; and his service with the North Carolina Democratic Party. Topics of correspondence include organization, administration, and programs of the National Archives and North Carolinians seeking jobs in federal agencies. Also included are Page's daily work logs, 1936-1951; minutes of the Archives Advisory Council, Administrative Conference, and General Staff meetings, 1935-1936; a journal, 1935-1936, describing the development of the National Archives; and pictures, clippings, and other materials about the Victory Loan Train of 1945.

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Contents list

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Correspondence primarily concerns Thaddeus Shaw Page's career with the National Archives including discussions of the organization, administration, and programs of the Archives. A sizeable portion of the letters deal with federal appointments, particularly North Carolinians seeking jobs in the Archives or in other federal agencies. There is some personal correspondence and some correspondence related to Page's involvement in the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 1a

Folder 1

1930-1931 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 1

Folder 2

1932 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 2

Folder 3

1933 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 3

Folder 4

1934 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 4

Folder 5-8

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

1935 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 5-8

Folder 9-12

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

1936 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 9-12

Folder 13-16

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

1937 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 13-16

Folder 17-20

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

1938 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 17-20

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

1939 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 21-22

Folder 23

1940 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

1941 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 24-25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

1942 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 26-27

Folder 28-29

Folder 28

Folder 29

1943 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 28-29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

1944 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 30-31

Folder 32

1945 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 32

Folder 33-34

Folder 33

Folder 34

1946 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 33-34

Folder 35

1947 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 35

Folder 36

1948 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 36

Folder 37

1949 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 37

Folder 38

1950 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 38

Folder 39

1951 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 39

Folder 40

1952 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 40

Folder 41

1953 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 41

Folder 42

1954 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 42

Folder 43

1955 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 43

Folder 44

1956 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 44

Folder 45

1957 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 45

Folder 46

1958 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 46

Folder 47

1959 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 47

Folder 48

1960 #03848, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1930-1960" Folder 48

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This series contains pictures and clippings relating to Page's career and the development of the National Archives. Much of the material is on the Victory Loan Train of 1945 and the Senate career of Josiah Bailey. There are also some miscellaneous personal items.

Folder 49

Photographs, National Archives service and retirement #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Clippings, personal #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Announcements, 1935, 1938, and undated #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

Awards and certificates, 1949-1960 #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

Clippings, Victory Loan Train, 1945 #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

Records, Victory Loan Train, 1945 #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55-57

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Pictures, Victory Loan Train, 1945 #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 55-57

Folder 58

Clippings, National Archives, 1935-1938 #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

Pictures, National Archives, undated #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

Clippings related to Josiah Bailey's death #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

Josiah Bailey, speeches #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 61-62

Folder 63

University of North Carolina Baseball Team scrapbook, 1911 #03848, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1932-1973 and undated." Folder 63

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The majority of the volumes are daily logs kept by Page while serving as Administrative Secretary, National Archives. There are also volumes of minutes of the Archives Advisory Council, Administrative Conference, and General Staff meeting, 1935-1936, and a journal covering the history and development of the National Archives.

Folder 64-78

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

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Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Volumes 1-15: Daily logs, Office of Administrative Secretary National Archive, 1936-1939 #03848, Series: "3. Volumes 1935-1951." Folder 64-78

Folder 79-92

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Volumes 16-29: Daily logs, Office of Administrative Secretary National Archive, 1940-1942 #03848, Series: "3. Volumes 1935-1951." Folder 79-92

Folder 93-108

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Volumes 30-45: Daily logs, Office of Administrative Secretary National Archive, 1943-1946 #03848, Series: "3. Volumes 1935-1951." Folder 93-108

Folder 109-122

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

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Folder 113

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Folder 115

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Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Volumes 46-59: Daily logs, Office of Adminsitrative Secretary National Archive, 1947-1951 #03848, Series: "3. Volumes 1935-1951." Folder 109-122

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

Volumes 60-61: Minutes, National Archives Advisory Council, Adminsitrative Conference, and General Staff, 1935-1936 #03848, Series: "3. Volumes 1935-1951." Folder 123-124

Folder 125

Volume 62: Journal, 1935-1936 #03848, Series: "3. Volumes 1935-1951." Folder 125

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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