Walk and Talk Club Records

Title: Walk and Talk Club Records
Inclusive Dates: 1959-1994 and undated
Extent of Materials: 1 box
Location: Cupboard 1
Date of Accession: 1996, February
Donor: Flora Stanley (Mrs. W. E. Stanley)
Subject Headings: Men–Societies and clubs–North Carolina–Durham County.
Scope and Content: The collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, correspondence, roll books, attendance cards, and meeting minutes. Of particular interest, the collection includes periodic brochures listing the club’s roster, as well as photographs of members. There are also a few short biographies, photographs, and pieces of correspondence relating directly to the death of W.E. Stanley on July 16, 1967.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Biographical Note: The Walk and Talk Club was an association of retired businessmen founded by W. E. Stanley. Stanley was superintendent of the Public Welfare Department of Durham County through June 1961. Upon his retirement, he met with thirteen other retirees and formally organized the Walk and Talk Club on July 6, 1961. Stanley’s aim was to continue his fellowship during retirement and so organized a group for active retirees to share their life experiences. The group quickly increased in size and met monthly at the King’s Daughters Home; it disbanded in 1994.
Container List: Folder # Description Dates
Folder 1 W. E. Stanley Materials 1959, 1971, 1976, and undated
Folder 2 Photographs, invitations, etc. undated
Folder 3 Clippings 1961-1988
Folder 4 Club Directories and Miscellaneous 1961-1986
Folder 5 Attendance Cards 1982-1994
Folder 6-7 Attendance Books 1974-1994
Folder 8-11 Meeting Minutes 1968-1994