The Judge Thomas A. Ballantine, Jr. Collection dates from 1970 to 1992, with bulk dates of 1977 to 1992. Ballantine's papers offer the reader a glimpse into the American legal system through its assortment of "behind-the-scenes" information. In this collection, the researcher will see three aspects to Ballantine's position as a judge - public, political, and business. The smallest part of the collection deals with the public side of his job, represented through actual verdicts and correspondence with the public. The political side comprises the majority of the collection, including anything connected to the political arena, namely political correspondence, various state and federal associations, and conferences and workshops. The third part of his job, the business side, is exemplified through office financial records and legal documents.
The collection is divided into three series, which reflect the three aspects of Ballantine's position. These three series, I - Office Administration, II - Legal Matters, and III - Court Matters, all contain correspondence, printed material, and financial information. The collection totals 4.25 linear feet.