||Walk and Talk Club Records
||1959-1994 and undated
|Extent of Materials:
|Date of Accession:
||Flora Stanley (Mrs. W. E. Stanley)
||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.
||The collection is open for research
||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.
||W. E. Stanley Materials
||1959, 1971, 1976, and undated
||Photographs, invitations, etc.
||Club Directories and Miscellaneous