Roy Lee Clayton Family Photographs and Papers, circa 1900-1992
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Brief Description: Family photographs compiled and taken by Roy Lee Clayton of Norfolk, Virginia. Many of the photographs were taken in Norfolk, particularly 3102 Lens Avenue, 2634 Harrell Avenue, and Ocean View. Other geographic localities include Salem, Virginia; Albion, Pennsylvania; Petersburg, West Virginia; and Canton, North Carolina. Many of the photographs taken in Salem show men and buildings from the 1391st Company, Civilian Conservation Corps. There is one 1930-1944 photograph scrapbook of individuals at the beach in Ocean View and Willoughby Beach.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-010
Created by: Clayton, Roy Lee (1910-1992)
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Acquired: 03/30/2007.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type. Photographs are arranged by geographic location, rough chronological order, and/or by size.
Biographical Note for Clayton, Roy Lee (1910-1992) : Roy Lee Clayton was born on January 24, 1910 in Creeds, Virginia. He was a mechanic and retired from Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Clayton married Myrtle Luellen Jenkins on May 23, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a member of Parkway Temple in Chesapeake, Virginia. Clayton died on March 16, 1992 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Albion (Erie County, Pa.)
Canton (N.C.)
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Ocean View (Norfolk, Va.)
Petersburg (W. Va.)
Salem (Va.)
Virginia--Description and travel
Genres/Forms of Material
Negatives (photographs)
Printed ephemera
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Cheryl Ann Clayton Brimer Merritt by donation
PreferredCitation: Roy Lee Clayton Family Photographs and Papers, MSS 0000-010, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.