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Talmadge C. DuVall Papers

Talmadge C. DuVall Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Talmadge C. DuVall Papers
Creator: DuVall, Talmadge C., 1933-
Inclusive Dates: 1950-2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 8 box(es) (6.50 linear feet), including 92 photographs and 125 slides
Collection Number: RBRL294TD
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Talmadge C. DuVall Papers is comprised of papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials which document the career of Tal DuVall as an extension agent and then later on as a director for the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Georgia. The papers also document his career as a Commissioner for the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. DuVall became a part of the Cooperative Extension Service in 1956 as a county agent for Carrollton, Georgia. In 1965, he became the county agent for Clarke County and eventually rose to the position of district and then university extension agent. This collection is comprised of papers, photographs, and audiovisual material related to DuVall's careers in Cooperative Extension and the Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Talmadge Clifton DuVall was born in Greensboro, Georgia on July 26, 1933. He was raised working on his family's dairy farm before entering the University of Georgia as a Dairy Science undergraduate major. After receiving his Bachelor's in Dairy Science in 1954, DuVall spent two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky and the Panama Canal. After his two-year ROTC obligation in the U.S. Army, DuVall took on the position as a county agent in Carrollton, Georgia which marked the beginning of his three decade career in Cooperative Extension.

In 1965, Tal DuVall became a county agent for Clarke County. He also went on to receive a Master's in Extension Education as well as a Doctorate in Public Administration in 1974. Throughout his career, DuVall was involved with Cooperative Extension as a county, district, and university extension agent. In 1988, DuVall officially retired from the extension service having risen to the position of director and associate dean of the College of Agriculture.

Following his retirement from the University of Georgia, DuVall became involved with local politics. He ran for the post of District 10 Commissioner in 1990 for the newly unified Athens-Clarke County which he successfully won. Throughout his post-Cooperative Extension career, DuVall was heavily involved with several organizations around Athens, Georgia including the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Authority, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission, and the Northeast United Way. He has been recognized several times throughout his career including: Man of the Year in Georgia Agriculture (Progressive Farmer, 1988), Distinguished Service Award (National Association of 4-H Agents, 1978), National Distinguished Service Ruby Award (Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1984), and the Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame (College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, University of Georgia, 2010).

Scope and Content

The Talmadge C. DuVall Papers contains records documenting the career of Tal DuVall who played an integral part of the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Program from 1956 to 1988 as well as the unification of Athens and Clarke County in the 1990s. The collection includes correspondence, articles written by DuVall for The Daily News (Athens) and The Times Free Press (Carrollton), speeches given by DuVall at various Cooperative Extension conferences, notes written by DuVall for various presentations regarding Athens-Clarke County unification, photographs, and audiovisual material.

Organization and Arrangement

Talmadge C. DuVall Papers is organized into five series: I. Athens-Clarke County Unification, II. Cooperative Extension, III. Personal, IV. Photographs, and V. Audiovisual.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Talmadge C. DuVall Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Clippings and thermofax papers have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content. Oversized materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials have been separated for preservation purposes.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2012.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture, Cooperative -- Georgia
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) -- Politics and government.
Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission
University of Georgia. Cooperative Extension Service

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J.W. Fanning Papers

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Athens League of Women Voters Records

Tommy Irvin Papers

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Cooperative Extension, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


I. Athens-Clarke County Unification

8 folder(s)
This series consists of records related to Tal DuVall's involvement with the Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission. This series includes clippings, campaign notes, correspondence, and notes from presentations given by DuVall about the Unification Commission. This series is arranged chronologically.
I.11Campaign for Commissioner, 1990
I.12Unification [Athens-Clarke County] and First Campaign [Commissioner for 10th District], 1990
I.13Tal DuVall as Commissioner [Athens-Clarke County], 1991
I.14[Presentation Transparencies on Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners, Georgia: 2000 Information Booklet], [2000-2002?]
I.15Leadership & Management [Athens-Clarke County Unification, Congratulation Letters for receiving J.W. Fanning Award] (folder 1 of 2), 1998-2000
I.16Leadership & Management [University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Leadership Development Workshop] (folder 2 of 2), [1980s?]
I.17City and County Consolidation – Successes and Lessons Learned Presentation Notes, 1998
I.18Fiscal [Athens-Clarke County Unification Notes], [1998?]

II. Cooperative Extension

51 folder(s)
This series is comprised of records related to DuVall's career in Cooperative Extension including copies of speeches made by DuVall at various Extension conferences, newspapers columns DuVall wrote for The Times Free Press and The Daily News during his time as a county agent, and correspondence. This series is arranged loosely by topic and then chronologically.
II.11Carroll County [Extension Agent, Newspaper Columns Written by Tal DuVall], 1961-1965
II.12Carroll [County] Days [Cooperative Extension Coursework, copies of newspaper column], 1963-1966
II.13Clarke Co. Days [County Extension Agent columns including "Adventures in Living"], 1966-1968
II.14District Agent [File] [Notes, Letters of Congratulations for being named District Agent of Northeast Georgia], 1968-1977
II.15Clarke County Days [Cooperative Extension Service, "Adventures in Living" column], 1966-1988
II.16Asst. [Assistant] Director Days [Cooperative Extension], 1973-1977
II.17Director [File] [includes notes, clippings, congratulation letters for Ruby Award], 1978-1984
II.18Charles P. Ellington – Director [Memorandum from Tal DuVall] (folder 1 of 2), 1972-1977
II.19Charles P. Ellington – Director [Memorandum from Tal DuVall] (folder 2 of 2), 1972-1977
II.110China Trip [maps, notes, accounting of expenses] (folder 1 of 2), 1980
II.111China Trip [correspondence, reports] (folder 2 of 2), 1980
II.112[U.S. Agricultural Team to China Trip – Background Notes, Meeting Minutes], [1978-1980]
II.113[U.S. Agricultural Team to China Trip – Itinerary, List of Personnel, Meeting Minutes], 1980
II.114[Cooperative Extension –Letters, Clippings, China Trip, Conference Programs], 1977-1982
II.115Landscape Plant Materials for Georgia, 1995
II.116Ag [Agricultural] Speech Material [includes conference programs, letters, Georgia County Agricultural Agent newsletter], 1974-1983
II.117[Cooperative Extension –Inside Magazine for Georgia Extension Service Employees, Letters, Georgia:2000 Speech], 1979-1980
II.118[Cooperative Extension –Letters, Clippings, Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin, Conference Programs ], 1981-1982
II.119[Cooperative Extension –Letters], 1978-1986
II.120[Cooperative Extension – Letters of Congratulations for Ruby Award], 1984
II.21[Cooperative Extension – Letters, Clippings, Georgia:2000] (folder 1 of 2), 1974-1985
II.22[Cooperative Extension – Letters, Clippings, Georgia:2000] (folder 2 of 2), 1974-1985
II.23[Cooperative Extension – Correspondence, Clippings, Conference & Workshop Programs] (folder 1 of 2), 1979-1988
II.24[Cooperative Extension – Correspondence, Clippings, Conference & Workshop Programs] (folder 2 of 2), 1979-1988
II.25[Cooperative Extension –Letters, Clippings], 1983-1984
II.26[Epsilon Sigma Phi Honor, Correspondence, Clippings regarding Cooperative Extension], [1978-1987]
OS 11Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Commission [removed from folder 6], 1982
II.27Tal DuVall – [Personal, Cooperative Extension – Letters of Congratulations on Becoming Professor, Clippings], 1979
II.28[Banquet Programs, Interview, Article from "Dimensions" recognizing Tal DuVall], [1977-1984?]
II.29[Appreciation Letters Presented to Tal DuVall], 1988 May 31
OS 11Cross-stitch of the State of Georgia with "E" [Extension – removed from binder with appreciation letters presented to Tal DuVall] [removed from folder 9], 1988 May 31
II.210Tal DuVall [Letters and Press Releases regarding retirement from Cooperative Extension], 1987-1988
II.211[Congratulation Letters for being named Director of Cooperative Extension], 1976-1977
II.212Letters – Cards, Retirement – P.7 Award [1987 Man of the Year in Service to Georgia Agriculture], 1987-1988
II.213[Letters to Tal DuVall on receiving J.W. Fanning Award, Cooperative Extension Issues, Board of Commissioners], [1980s-2001?]
II.214Cards – Personal – Retirement [includes letters of congratulations, clippings, testimony to the Energy and Agriculture Subcommittee of the House Small Business Committee], 1988
II.215Writings by Tal DuVall [includes speeches from State Extension Conference, Columns from "Georgia Farmer"] (folder 1 of 2), 1985-1988
II.216Writings by Tal DuVall [personal, "The Village of Five Points] (folder 2 of 2), [1980s?]
II.217[Cooperative Extension Related Information on Leadership and Management], [1970s?]
II.218[Extension Conference Speeches], [1973-1982]
II.219Speeches [State 4-H Congress, Extension Conference] (folder 1 of 3), 1979-1984
II.220Speeches [Extension Conference] (folder 2 of 3), 1979-1984
II.31Speeches [Farm Bureau, Extension Service, State 4-H Congress] (folder 3 of 3), 1979-1984
II.32[Speeches, Speech Notes – Cooperative Extension Conferences, Agriculture Conferences] (folder 1 of 2), 1980-1988
II.33[Speeches, Speech Notes – Cooperative Extension Conferences, Agriculture Conferences] (folder 2 of 2), 1980-1988
II.34Speeches [Extension Conference, International Conference] (folder 1 of 2), 1982-1989
II.35Speeches [Extension Conference, Rural Development Hall of Fame – J.W. Fanning] (folder 2 of 2), 1982-1989
II.36[Speeches – Professionalism, National Ruby Award], [1984]
II.37Extension Conference – 1985 [also includes correspondence, clippings, reports related to Georgia:2000], 1985-1986
II.38[Extension Conference Speeches], 1985-1986
II.39Water Tabloid Meeting [Cooperative Extension, Georgia:2000], 1986
II.310Florida Extension Conference – Focus 91 [County:2000/Georgia:2000], 1986
II.311[Extension Conference Speeches], 1988
II.4[Congratulations on Retirement Letters in Three-Ring Leather Binder], 1988 July 30

III. Personal

28 folder(s)
This series is primarily comprised of DuVall's papers from the University of Georgia. Papers document his time in the graduate program in Extension Education and the doctoral program in Public Administration. Papers include drafts of his dissertation and course reports related to management and extension. This series also includes drafts of speeches, handbooks relating to leadership and management, and papers documenting his time in the United States Army. This series is arranged chronologically.
II.31Early History [including college transcripts, ledger kept by Albert DuVall], 1922-1954
II.32Certificates, 1959-1976
II.33Tal DuVall (Personal) [ Insurance Policy, Certificate of Commendation for Land, Range and Pasture School and Judging Contest], 1956-1963
II.34Camp Wilkins-Horticulture and Military Notebooks, 1951
II.35Personal Army 201 File, 1954-1960
II.36Georgia Agri-Business Council [Letters, Clippings], 1988-1989
II.37Speech & Speech Material
II.38Speech Devotional Materials, 1995?
II.39Church Leadership and Strategic Planning [A Guidebook to local Planning from Department of Community Affairs], 1980s
II.310Athens Rotary Club Directories, 2000-2001
II.311Guidebooks on Hiring, Administration, and Supervision, 1972-1992
II.312Leadership and Management, 1998?
III.21Notes and Information on Leadership and Management
III.22Practical Management Associates Class Notes, 1976 April
III.23Public Relations in Extension Week AET501 [course report], 1964
III.24Public Relations in Extension Week AET501, 1964
III.25Doctor of Public Administration Certificate and transcript, 1974
III.27Term Paper for Agricultural Extension 707 [Carroll County, Clarke County], 1966
III.28Human Problems of Administration, Individual Behavior and Development, Supervisory Behavior and Remedial Action, 1969
III.29Report on Management
III.210Comparative Analysis of the 4-H Image as seen by High School Students in Ten Northwest Georgia Counties [Agricultural Extension 921], 1970 June
III.211POL-801- Res. Methods [ research Methods Course-including Research Design in Cooperative Extension Service], 1971
III.212Comprehensive Preliminary Examination. Administrative Communications, DPA Program, 1973 February 22
III.213Comprehensive Preliminary Examination, Public Policy Area, DPA Program, 1973
III.214The Relationships Selected Characteristics of Para-Professionals in the University of Georgia Extension Service and their Appraised Job Performance [Dissertation], 1974
III.215A Proposal for Dissertation [The Relationship of Selected Characteristics of Para-Professionals in the University of Georgia Extension Service and their Role Success], 1974?
III.216A Proposal for Dissertation, 1974?
III.3Clayton Cavaliers Autographed Baseball, 1956
III.3Stanley Cast Metal Dump Wagon Reproduction Model, circa 1960s

IV. Photographs

48 folder(s)
This series includes photographs of Tal DuVall throughout his career at various Extension-related events and photographs from his trip to China with the U.S. Agricultural Team. Files are arranged chronologically.
IV.11Greensboro High School, Class of 1950, 1950 (1 (8x10") b/w)
IV.12[125 slides - Photos of farms, houses, neighborhoods, personal photos of family trip to Orlando, Florida?], 1960s
IV.13Official portraits and polaroids of Tal DuVall, 1970s-1990s (1 (2.5x3.5) b/w, 1 (3.5x5")b/w, 1 (5x7")b/w, 2 (3.5x4") color)
IV.14Group Photo of Southern Extension Directors Conference at the University of Puerto Rico, 1975 April (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.15Talmadge C. DuVall Papers [Black and White photocopy of Tal DuVall from Caroll County Extension Days, Color photo of girl with pigs], undated (1 b/w, 1 color)
IV.16Tal DuVall and unidentified men sitting down at event, [1970s] (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.17Group photo Tal DuVall and unidentified men sitting down at meeting, [1970s] (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.18Official portrait of Tal DuVall, [1970s] (1 (2.25x4") b/w)
IV.19Tal DuVall Accepting award from unidentified woman, [1978] (1 (4.5x6.5") b/w)
IV.110Tal DuVall listening to unidentified man at event, [1978] (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.111Group Photo with Tal DuVall, Sam Nunn, and fourteen unidentified men in Senator Nunn's office, 1979 (1 (8x10") b/w)
IV.112Tal DuVall listening to unidentified man at event, [1979] (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.113Tal DuVall sitting in a rocking chair at even talking to unidentified man, [1979] (1 (5x7")b/w)
IV.114Tal DuVall speaking and sitting down for a meal at event, [1979] (2 (5x7")b/w)
IV.115Tal DuVall standing with three unidentified man at event, [1979] (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.116Tal DuVall and unidentified man at event, [1979] (1 (5x7") color)
IV.117China Trip- Photos of villagers at work. Tal with villagers, Photos with China Group, 1980 (12 (8x10") b/w)
IV.118China Trip- photo of Chinese University Campus, 1980 (1 (4.5x7") b/w, 1 (3.5x 9") b/w)
IV.119China Trip- Group Photographs, 1980 (1(2.75X4") b/w, 1 (5x5.75") b/w, 1 (4.5x7") b/w, 1 (4.5x8") b/w, 1 (6x8") b/w)
IV.120Proofs and negatives of photos taken during China Trip, 1982 (5 negative strips)
IV.121Negatives and Proofs from China Trip, 1980 (12 Negative strips)
IV.122Lindsay Thomas, Pat Hackney, Alva Youngner. and Tal DuVall at GACHE [Georgia Association of Extension Home Economists] State Meeting in Savannah, [1980s] (1 (5x7")b/w)
IV.123Tal DuVall with Zell Miller and unidentified man, [1980s?] (2 (8x10") color)
IV.124Group Photo in Governor Busbee's Office with Tal DuVall, Tommy Irvin, George Busbee, and unidentified men, [1980s] (1 (8x10") color)
IV.125Tal DuVall accepting award from Charles Knapp, [1980s] (2(5x7") color)
IV.126Tal DuVall with unidentified people in Georgia General Assembly, 1980s (1 (8x10") color)
IV.127Tal DuVall speaking at Rural Urban Day at Griffin Rotary Club, 1980 March 13 (1 (4x5") color)
IV.128Tal DuVall speaking at Farm City Week Luncheon in Athens, GA, 1980 October 9 (2 (5x7") b/w)
IV.129Tal DuVall speakin to two unidentified women at event, [1981?] (2 (3.5x5") b/w)
IV.130Tal DuVall cooking omelet at State 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA, 1981 August (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.131Tal DuVall at Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition in Moultrie, GA, 1981 October (1 (8x10")b/w)
IV.132Tommy Irvin, Tal DuVall, and Herman Talmadge at Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition in Moultrie, GA, 1981 October (1 (8x10") b/w)
IV.133Tal DuVall standing outside with three unidentified men at evern, Tal DuVall sitting with Tommy Irvin and Herman Talmadge at Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition in Moultrie, GA, 1981 October (2 (5x7") b/w)
IV.134Tal DuVall and unidentified man in barn; Tal DuVall and four unidentified men at groundbreaking event, [1982] (1 (5x7") b/w, 1 (5x7") color)
IV.135Group photo in Governor Busbee office with Tal DuVall, Tommy Irvin, George Busbee, and unidentified people for Ag. Day Proclamation, 1982 (1 (8x10") b/w)
IV.136Tal DuVall sitting down at an unknown event, 1982 March 3 (1 (3.5x3.5") color)
IV.137C&S Tours to Texas [ Tal DuVall and unidentified men"], 1982 January (1 (3.5x5") color)
IV.138Tal DuVall and unidentified men and women at Chevron in Atlanta, 1982 July (1 (5x7") b/w)
IV.139Group Photo with Tal DuVall standing with Governor Joe Frank Harris signing the Ag Day Proclamation, 1983 (1 (8x10") color)
IV.140Tal DuVall at event in Rockdale County with unidentified men, 1983 February (1 (3.5x4.5") color)
IV.141Tal DuVall and three unidentified men at Red Carpet Tour, 1985 October (1 (8x10") color)
IV.142Tal DuVall speaking at the Georgia Agribusiness Council Event, 1985 (1 (3.5x3.5") color)
IV.143Tal DuVall presented the "Golden Egg Award" by Ed Houston and giving accepting speech, 1985 (5 (3.5x5.25") b/w)
IV.144Polaroid Photo of Tal DuVall Hall at 4-H center on Jekyll Island, [1988] (color)
IV.145Tal DuVall at event, [1988] (1 (3.25x5") color)
IV.146Tal DuVall sitting down addressing envelopes, 1990s (1 (4x6") color)
IV.147Tal DuVall counting votes from Election, 1990 (1 (8x10") b/w)
IV.148Tal DuVall giving presentation at event, 1990s (1 (4X6") Color)