Collection Number: 05161

Collection Title: James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton Papers, 1938-2015

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 900 items)
Abstract James A. Felton was an African American author, teacher, counselor, and civic leader in Hertford County, N.C. In the 1960s, he was a founder of the People's Program on Poverty, an African American organization created to study and fight poverty on the grass-roots level in northeastern North Carolina. Felton and his wife, Annie Vaughan Felton, and African American educator, church worker, and community leader, were instrumental in the restoration and establishment of the C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum, which opened in Winton, N.C., in 1986. The collection contains correspondence; programs for meetings and events held by educational, religious, and civic organizations; and newspaper clippings describing James A. Felton's civic contributions in Hertford County, N.C. Best documented are activities related to the C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Winton, N.C., and the People's Program on Poverty. Also included are a short biography of Annie Vaughan Felton and some materials that she collected after her husband's death. Photographs show James A. Felton throughout his adult life with his family, his colleagues, and his students at the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Training Center. The sdditions consist of personal and professional papers of James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton, chiefly relating to civic engagements, including the C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum, People's Program on Poverty, the North Carolina Family Life Council, and the Montford Point Marine Association, a non profit veterans association. Documents include correspondence, sermons, event programs, photographs, reports, and newsletters.
Creator Felton, James A. (James Andrew), 1919-1994.



Felton, Annie Vaughan.
Curatorial Unit Southern Historical Collection
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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 James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton Papers #5161, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Annie Vaughan Felton of Winton, N.C., in May 2004 (Acc. 99798) and in August 2014 (Acc. 102083); and from Biff Hollingsworth in August 2015.
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James Andrew Felton was born on 6 July 1919 in Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C. After spending almost three years in the United States Marine Corps as a member of the Montford Point Marines, he earned his B.S. from Elizabeth City State Teachers College (now Elizabeth City State University) and his M.A. from North Carolina College at Durham (now North Carolina Central University). He taught in the Greene and Hertford County school systems for 20 years, and, in 1965 he published Fruits of Enduring Faith, a story that dramatizes the human issues behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In the mid-1960s, Felton and Reverend John L. Scott of New Ahoskie Baptist Church formed the People's Program on Poverty, an African American organization created to study and fight poverty on the grass-roots level. Through his work in this program, Felton founded the first Family Training Center in the United States. During this time, he was also actively involved in organizations such as the President's Commission on Rural Poverty, the North Carolina Family Life Council, and a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In 1980, Felton established the C. S. Brown School Auditorium Restoration Association to restore Brown Hall, a building that had been part of the campus of Chowan Academy, an African American school founded in 1886 by Calvin Scott Brown. The C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Winton, N.C., opened in 1986.

James A. Felton married Annie Vaughan on 3 August 1947. Annie Vaughan was a graduate of Elizabeth City State Teachers College and taught for many years at C.S. Brown School. She was also an active church worker, community leader, and school volunteer. The Feltons had six children: James Andrew, Jr., Keith, Maria, Sharon, Michele, and Camilla. James A. Felton died in Winton, N.C., on 6 October 1994.

For additional information about James A. Felton, see Who's Who Among Black Americans, 1st edition, 1975-1976.

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The collection consists of materials documenting teacher and community activist James A. Felton's life, focusing on his civic activities and achievements, especially those related to the C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum and the People's Program on Poverty. It includes correspondence; programs for meetings and events held by educational, religious, and civic organizations; and newspaper clippings describing Felton's civic contributions in Hertford County, N.C. Also included are a short biography of Annie Vaughan Felton and some materials that she collected after her husband's death. Photographs show James A. Felton throughout his adult life with his family, his colleagues, and his students at the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Training Center. The Addition of August 2014 consists of personal and professional papers of James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton, chiefly relating to civic engagments, including the C. S. Brown Cultural Arts Center and Museum, People's Program on Poverty, the North Carolina Family Life Council, and the Montford Point Marines. Documents include correspondence, sermons, event programs, photographs, reports, and newsletters.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1938-2003.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Letters, certificates, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting James A. Felton's civic activities. The papers also include a short biography of Annie Vaughan Felton and some materials that she collected after her husband's death.

The videotapes include a tape of C. S. Brown Cultural Arts Center documentation; a tape of James A. Felton's funeral, 1994; and a tape of the highway dedication for James A. Felton, Winton, N.C., 22 May 1998.

Box 1

Folder 1

Biography, 1943-1994 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 1

Box 1

Folder 2

Civic activity, 1947-2003 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 2

Box 1

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1951-1994 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 3

Box 1

Folder 4

C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center amd Museum, 1986-2003 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 4

Videotape VT-5161/1

C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center documentation #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." VT-5161/1

Videotape VT-5161/2

James A. Felton's funeral, 1994 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." VT-5161/2

Box 1

Folder 5

Highway dedication ceremony, 1998 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 5

Videotape VT-5161/3

Highway dedication for James A. Felton, Winton, N.C., 22 May 1998 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." VT-5161/3

Box 1

Folder 6

Marine Corps, 1967-1994 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 6

Box 1

Folder 7

Membership cards, 1955-1992 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 7

Box 1

Folder 8

Newspaper clippings, 1952-1994 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 8

Box 1

Folder 9

People's Program on Poverty, 1968, 1986 #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 9

Box 1

Folder 10

Writings and related information, undated #05161, Series: "1. Papers, 1938-2003." Box 1, Folder 10

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About 80 items.

Photographs of James A. Felton throughout his adult life. They show him with his family, his colleagues, and his students at the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Training Center. In addition, several photos show the highway dedication and street naming ceremonies honoring Felton after his death.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/1

Photographs: "Restoration of C.S. Brown Cultural Arts Center and Museum, Winton, N.C.," circa 1986 #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/1

14 images

Color photographic prints

Images depict both restoration work on building and events tied to renovations. Annie and James Fleton appear in several images.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/2

Photographs: "Highway dedication for Rev. James A. Felton Memorial Highway," circa 1990s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/2

8 images

Color photographic prints

Image Folder PF-5161/3

Original notes for photographs in PF-5161/4-33 #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/3

3 pages

Printed materials

Images appear to have been compiled for presentation and are described in detail in document and on backs of prints.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/4

Photographs: "Rev. James A. Felton, This is Your Life," circa 1980s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/4

2 images

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: F2-F3

Includes program from event.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/5

Photograph: "Skinner, Eugene Felton (father), Alina Skinner, Virgilla Felton (mother)," circa 1920-1930s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/5

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: A1

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/6

Photograph: "Mrs. Marioin Morris (former teacher), Geraldine F. Brookfield (sister), James A. Felton, unknown, George W. Felton (father), unknowns," circa 1900-1910s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/6

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: AA1

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/7

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton (age 21)," circa 1940 #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/7

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: B

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/8

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton (place of birth, Hertford, N.C.)," circa 1950s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/8

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: C

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/9

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, Marine in Elizabeth City, N.C.," circa 1940s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/9

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: D

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/10

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, Camp Le June, Jacksonville, N.C.,1943" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/10

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: E

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/11

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, Camp Le June, Jacksonville, N.C., 1943" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/11

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: F

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/12

Photograph: "The 92nd Company of Platoon, Rev. James A. Felton (second from left)," circa 1940s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/12

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: G

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/13

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton 1943, Camp Le June, Jacksonville, N.C., Montford Point" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/13

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: H

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/14

Photograph: "Hampton University, where he did further studies," circa 1940-1950s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/14

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: I

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/15

Photograph: "Howard University, where he did futher studies in religion," circa 1940-1950s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/15

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: J

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/16

Photograph: "North Carolina Central where he earned his masters degree," circa 1940-1950s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/16

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: K

Back of image indicates it is Hampton University.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/17

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton poses," circa 1967 #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/17

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: L

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/18

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, wife Ann," circa 1980-1990s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/18

1 image

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: M

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/19

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton when he visited San Diego, California 1979" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/19

1 image

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: N

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/20

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, wife Ann in San Diego, California 1979" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/20

1 image

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: O

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/21

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, wife Ann at home in Winton, N.C.," circa 1980s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/21

1 image

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: P

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/22

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, wife at C.S. Brown Cultural Arts Center, Winton, N.C.," circa 1980s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/22

1 image

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: Q

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/23

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton (home in Winton, N.C.)," circa 1980s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/23

1 image

Color photographic prints

Original identifier: R

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/24

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton and wife at Smithsonian, Washington D.C.," circa 1980s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/24

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: S

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/25

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton (poses) 1960" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/25

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: T

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/26

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton (pictured extreme left with his Boy Scout Group) 1958-1959" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/26

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: U

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/27

Photograph: "Ministers Confrence held at Shaw University (1983)" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/27

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: V

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/28

Photograph: "Member of Lodge (Perfect Ashley) Winton, N.C.," circa 1950-1960s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/28

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: W

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/29

Photograph: "Member of Lodge (Perfect Ashley) Rev. James A. Felton 4th from the left in first row," circa 1950-1960s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/29

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: X

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/30

Photograph: "Vacation Bible School, Winton, N.C. James A. Felton (1957)" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/30

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: Y

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/31

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton in Rosenwall classsroom at Mill Neck School, Como, N.C.," circa 1960s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/31

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: Z

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/32

Photograph: "Grounds of Rosenwall (Mill Neck School) Como, N.C.," circa 1950-1960s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/32

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: Z1

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/33

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton's mother holding granddaughter Maria," circa 1940s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/33

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: A2

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/34

Photograph: "Rev. James A. Felton, Walace Felton (brother),Eugene Felton (father), George Felton (brother)," circa 1970s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/34

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Original identifier: A3

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/35

Photograph: "Felton family (1959)" #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/35

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Image Folder PF-5161/36

Photographs: "Seasonal Migrant Farmworkers Association Incorporated. Training Center, Rick Square, N.C.," circa 1970-1980s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/36

55 images

Black-and-white photographic prints and Color photographic prints

Original identifier: 20-55

Described in detail in document and on prints.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/37

Photographs: "Pictures of Peoples' Program on Poverty," circa 1960-1970s #05161, Series: "2. Pictures, late 1930s-1998." PF-5161/37

7 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Original identifier: 56-62

Described in detain in document and on versos.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

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About 600 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accessions 102083 and 20200224.1

Arrangement: alphabetical.

The Addition of August 2014 consists of personal and professional papers of James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton, chiefly relating to civic engagments, including the C. S. Brown Cultural Arts Center and Museum, People's Program on Poverty, the North Carolina Family Life Council, and the Montford Point Marine Association. Documents include correspondence, sermons, event programs, photographs, reports, and newsletters.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Box 2

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Calvin Scott Brown, 1981-2005 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 11-12

Contains scattered administrative material, including agendas, meeting minutes, reports, brochures, newsletters, and material documenting various events hosted by the Calvin Scott Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum, including programs, clippings, and fliers.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5161/1

Calvin Scott Brown, undated #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" OPF-5161/1

Box 2

Folder 13

Clippings, 1965-2008 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 13

Primarily related to activities of James A. Felton; also included are an obituary for him, 6 October 1994, and an article, 2008, about recipients of a scholarship established in his memory.

Box 2

Folder 14

Correspondence, 1963-1969, 1981, 1991 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 14

Includes three unrelated letters from Julius Chambers, one pertaining to the People's Program on Poverty, 1966. Also includes a copy of a letter to Mayor Charles Evers of Fayette, Miss., related to the People's Program on Poverty, 1969.

Box 2

Folder 15

Hammocks Beach Drama Committee, 1968-1970 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 15

Contains letters from individuals at the University of North Carolina Institute of Outdoor Drama, including Paul Green and Mark R. Sumner, related to a proposed Hammocks Beach Performing Arts Institute. James A. Felton was a member of the Hammocks Beach Drama Committee.

Box 2

Folder 16

Lorenzo Jones poetry, 1992 and undated #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 16

Box 2

Folder 17

North Carolina and Choanoke Area Family Life Councils, 1975-1988 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 17

Includes notes, bylaws, programs, and a brochure. James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton were involved in these organizations.

Box 2

Folder 18

North Carolina Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association, 1982, 2002-2010 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 18

Includes programs, a report, and a membership directory.

Box 2

Folder 19

North Carolina Teachers' Association and Hertford County Teachers' Association, 1949-1965 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 19

Includes scattered programs, a letter, a newsletter, and a certificate of participation.

Box 2

Folder 20

People's Program on Poverty, 1968, 1974 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 2, Folder 20

Contains reports and a grant proposal.

Box 3

Folder 21

Recognitions, 1953-1987, 1994 (bulk 1980s) #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 3, Folder 21

Awards, certificates, commendations, and tributes received by James A. Felton.

Box 3

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

Sermons, 1960s-1980s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 3, Folder 22-23

Three folders of sermons delivered by James A. Felton, some typed, many handwritten, most of which are on smaller pieces of paper.

Box 3

Folder 24

Water and road conditions in Halifax and Bertie Counties, 1962-1979 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 3, Folder 24

Scattered meeting minutes, meeting notes, and a resolution regarding water and road conditions.

Box 3

Folder 25

Writings, undated #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 3, Folder 25

Includes handwritten autobiography of James A. Felton.

Box 3

Folder 26

Montford Point Marines invitation and program for the Certificate of Status and Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Sergeant James Andrew Felton, August 2015 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" Box 3, Folder 26

Acquisitions Information: Accession 20200224.1.

Film F-5161/1

President's Committee on Poverty film, 1967 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" F-5161/1

Prepared by James A. Felton and Leon Vaughan; shown in Washington, D.C.

Image Folder PF-5161/38-40

PF-5161/38

PF-5161/39

PF-5161/40

Photographs: "Montford Point Marines," circa 1940s, 1992 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/38-40

5 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/41-44

PF-5161/41

PF-5161/42

PF-5161/43

PF-5161/44

Photographs: "People's Program on Poverty," circa 1960-1980s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/41-44

50 images

Black-and-white and color photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/45-49

PF-5161/45

PF-5161/46

PF-5161/47

PF-5161/48

PF-5161/49

Photographs: Personal, circa 1940-1980s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/45-49

40 images

Black-and-white and color photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/50

Photographs: Personal, "Hampton Institute," circa 1939-1946 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/50

5 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/51

Photographs: Personal, "Elizabeth City State University," circa 1940-1946 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/51

5 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/52

Photographs: Personal, "Howard University," circa 1947 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/52

5 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/53

Photographs: Schools, "C.S. Brown," circa 1940s-1970s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/53

15 images

Black-and-white and color photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/54

Photographs: Schools, "J.C. Smith and C.S. Brown High School Home Economics Department," circa 1960s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/54

1 image

Black-and-white photographic print

Has additional description.

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/55

Photographs: Schools, "C.S. Brown restoration," circa 1985 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/55

15 images

Color photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/72

Photographs: Schools, "Buildings on C.S. Brown grounds," circa 1900s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/72

4 images

Black-and-white photographs(oversize)

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/56-57

PF-5161/56

PF-5161/57

Photographs: Schools, "Zachariah," circa 1985 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/56-57

4 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/58-59

PF-5161/58

PF-5161/59

Photographs: Schools, "Mill Neck," circa 1950s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/58-59

20 images

Black-and-white photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/60-63

PF-5161/60

PF-5161/61

PF-5161/62

PF-5161/63

Photographs: "Family Life Training Center, Rich Square, N.C., Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers Association Training Center," 1976-1987 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/60-63

50 images

Color photographic prints and Color 35mm slide

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/64-65

PF-5161/64

PF-5161/65

Photographs: "James A. Felton highway dedication," 1998 #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/64-65

6 images

Color photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

Image Folder PF-5161/66-71

PF-5161/66

PF-5161/67

PF-5161/68

PF-5161/69

PF-5161/70

PF-5161/71

Photographs: "Local community," 1950s-1970s #05161, Series: "Papers, 1939-2015 (Additions of August 2014 and August 2015)" PF-5161/66-71

15 images

Black-and-white and color photographic prints

Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from original captions or notes found with materials.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Elise Allison, March 2005

Encoded by: Elise Allison, March 2005

Revisions by: Jodi Berkowitz, September 2015; Nancy Kaiser, February 2020, March 2021.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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